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How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

#26 2011-10-20 8:54pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

sweet i woulda never thunk it, im not real smart or imaginary:lol:

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#27 2011-11-11 9:31am

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Here's  how I ship all frame fork and bar sets. pipe insulation is the cheapest and easiest way to protect it and with the sticky edges it wont come off and you dont have to use much tape
http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/bugsyregal/bikes001.jpg
http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/bugsyregal/bikes002.jpg


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#28 2011-11-27 5:31pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

thanx for making all the rules and packing so clear- i'll pack the same cuz i hate it when rare cool stuff arrives all beat up after i paid 4 it.

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#29 2012-02-10 7:05pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

For packing material I like to use old plastic grocery bags.  Works great!

AJ


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#30 2012-02-13 10:24am

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Helpful, thanks!

markmc97225 wrote:

How to Pack & Ship Wheels:

Packing and shipping complete wheels is a pain. Here's how I've done it. Only applies to 20" wheels.

Here's what I'm shipping. Araya 7X wheelset:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

First, go to home Depot. Buy this box for < $1. Perfect sized. A little tall, but, we'll deal with that later.
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

Put it together, look at how perfect that size is, not too big.
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

First, you gotta deal with axles popping through. Either yank them, or, in my case, I just taped bubble wrap around them to prevent them from poking through.
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

Pack up the box with paper, or some other filler, to suck up the distance of the axle. Sorta like this:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

Next, pop in the first wheel, and pack it in. Then, put the second wheel in, overlapping the axle:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

After the second wheel is in, you'll find the height is about 11". We have a 16" box, so, we have to knock off 5" to keep shipping size (cost) down. Mark down in the box 5" in my case. Your results may vary. Cut with a knife down to that mark.
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

Next, take a straight edge, and bend at the cut you made. Bend out first, to get it straight, then, back over the regular way:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

Now, you're box will look like this - top flaps almost cover the top. That's fine. More protection on the top axle with 4 cardboard flaps:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

Fill in the open space on the top, protect the axle a bit and you're ready to seal it up. This was some shredded stuff I had from another package. Regular paper works, too:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

Fold it over, tape it up, you're ready. Box is 18x18x11, and should ship USPS or UPS for < $15:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1p … JPG?psid=1

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#31 2012-02-19 9:20am

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#32 2012-02-20 8:59pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

A frame and fork weigh about 7lbs bare. I usually use FedEx because their rates and ship times seem to beat everyone else out there. I had a guy send me a road bike frame from South east Ga. to far North Ga. He sent it by USPS, weighed about 20lbs and he paid $67.60, I shipped it back to him by FedEx for $18.81 with one day delivery. The Pro Thunder I bought in Ill. weighed 30lbs complete. Calculated the shipping from there by FedEx and came up with about $30. The guy boxed it up in a box that was 42x42x20 and the rate jumped to $143.00. I had him cut the box down to the smallest size he could get everything into and ended up being 42x20x10 and dropped the shipping cost to $31.45. The cost is determined more by the size of the box than the weight so keep this in mind when packing. I seriously like the idea of just wrapping it in pipe insulation and slapping a label on it. This for sure would be cheaper than any other method of packing. I would do like a couple of others showed here (Priority Mail wrappped and pipe insulation wrapped) But I would go one step further and wrap it with stretch/shrinkwrap to contain the fork and frame together and tape a label to it. My complete Pro Thunder weighs 28lbs.

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#33 2012-03-02 4:01pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

AJGross wrote:

For packing material I like to use old plastic grocery bags.  Works great!

AJ

lol

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#34 2012-03-02 5:19pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

AJGross wrote:

For packing material I like to use old plastic grocery bags.  Works great!

AJ

youre not serious are you? dude buy a roll of brown wrapping paper at walmart for a couple of bux...works great crumpled. That grocery bag thing is just plain redneck if you ask me   lol

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#35 2012-04-04 6:24pm

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Use the post office do not use ups the post
Office is only 45 bucks to ship a bike!!

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#36 2012-04-04 7:50pm

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heres my wrap job


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#37 2012-04-07 9:55pm

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nice any better way to clean my $&)""(/;$@"


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#38 2012-04-09 7:49am

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

djvnub wrote:

Use the post office do not use ups the post
Office is only 45 bucks to ship a bike!!

Price depends on where its going and size oif the box not flat rate.

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#39 2012-04-17 1:49pm

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any hints on how to pack/ship cruisers?  I have a GT cruiser I have to get out!


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#40 2012-04-22 10:26am

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

So does anyone know approx how much does it cost to ship a bike to Australia? (about 40 lbs.)


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#41 2012-04-22 1:10pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

dude you gotta do some research, it's on here just got to look around.....

i think this should give you some answers, check it:

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=237731

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#42 2012-04-22 1:21pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Leviathan wrote:

So does anyone know approx how much does it cost to ship a bike to Australia? (about 40 lbs.)

best thing to do is pack it and take it at the post office or whatever shipping company youre going to use so you get an accurate weight .

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#43 2012-05-23 7:14am

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Leviathan wrote:

So does anyone know approx how much does it cost to ship a bike to Australia? (about 40 lbs.)

should be able to get a frame from califormia to melbourne with tracking and ins. for $100-$135 USD


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#44 2012-06-07 3:41pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Got a package today from "osbmx23" and he did a great job packaging it! Take a look....

http://img9.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16188/16188499482a7fc8ba3d0390dba3fcd630942303.jpeg

http://img2.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16188/16188501b1b1c64485d767920da9a32000a6c569.jpeg

http://img4.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16188/161884970f8f3285fcc4e94acb2bbb73f69beabe.jpeg

http://img3.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16188/1618850075b3a053fcaca8ccd130a179b607e0e5.jpeg

http://img7.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/16188/16188498c5862a0585de1267208a2784f45ca4ee.jpeg


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#45 2012-06-28 9:48pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Great Informative Thread .... Big Props to those who added their packing Tips .... ( Thumbs Up )


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#46 2012-07-27 6:42pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

You can ship on Greyhound too!!!!! For example: Another member shipped me a complete sidehack from Florida to Oregon for $100!....Thats good cuz the box was as big as a washer or dryer maybe a bit bigger...Check It Out.


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#47 2012-08-17 6:07pm

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I Take them to my LBS and Pay them $35 Bucks!! big_smile

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#48 2012-09-24 9:39am

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

I think reading this thread should be a REQUIREMENT for becoming a PRO member?lol


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#49 2012-09-24 12:15pm

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I agree flatland1974. BIG kudos to OP for posting this ........................ cool


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#50 2013-01-10 6:07pm

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Re: How To Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Does anyone know how much would it cost to ship a seat?

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