RE: [CR]Packing bikes

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

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From: "brian blum" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Packing bikes
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 11:06:25 -0700

When I have shipped Cinelli's I reinforced the boxes by cutting 4" diameter cardboard tubes to 7.5" lengths and placing these at the box corners and center to prevent crushing the double boxed bikes. I lace sting through the inner box walls to prevent displacement of the cylinders. It is sometimes difficult to pack with wheels, but I have also shipped wheels and bars separately. I also usually remove the bars and place them under the rear tire instead of around the top tube which seems risky to me. Brian Blum Terryville, CT

>From: "Charles F Nighbor" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: [CR]Packing bikes
>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:54:57 -0700
>When shipping a bicycle in a box I noticed for sale at various on line
>bicycle web sites a device to prevent crushing (except being run over by
>Fed Ex) It is a cylinder tube with two large round plates top and bottom
>Height is adjustable. You place at least one in open spots so box on its
>side can take weight of other boxes above. I assume you could have buyer
>send back for reuse.
>Charles Nighbor
>in hot Walnut Creek, CA