[CR]packing bikes: the better way ?

Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 21:27:11 +0200 (CEST)
From: nick Bordo <nicbordeaux@yahoo.fr>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]packing bikes: the better way ?

Anything fragile I send out gets packed in polystyrene. Does that sound dumb? If it does, please let me point out that I use the high densisty stuff used for the trasportation of cookers, coolers, etc. 10-15 cm thick. So you assemble (glue) together as much as you need surface area wise. Twice, so you have two flat giant squares or whatever. Put the object on, draw arounf, cut in a bit for a no move fit. Glue a thick and high enough strip all round the edge of your bottom sheet with parts, and on with the top. Use a roll or two of tape. What you then put it in is your choice, heavy cardboard or wood. It's good stuff, it has to be to stand the weight of a cooker. Anyway, even if it's very time-consuming, I find it the safest system. All you need is to either ask a wholesaler, or like me drive around nightly and raid shop garbage piles, it's so much more fun. Nothing will withstand a direct hit from a flat out forklift, but short of that, you're just about ok. Oh, I almost forgot: the stuff weighs nothing.

Nick Bordo, Agen, 47000, Aquitaine, France

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