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How do I arrange a courier?

posted Nov 11, 2014, 4:47 AM by John and Yvonne   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 1:53 AM ]
 I have no  specific arrangements with a courier but here are a few pointers if you intended to send your bike to me.  It's fairly straight forward for you to arrange delivery and collection both ways. Alternatively I can arrange the courier for you.

    I can work with a complete bike or a bare frame so the courier cost will vary depending on size/weight of box. Couriers tend to charge on size not weight so for the most economical shipping keep the size to a minimum.

 NOTE. Always put a support of some sort between the rear dropouts (and front if applicable). This area of the frame is vulnerable during transport and something as simple as a tightly rolled tube of cardboard held in place with tape can prevent possible damage to your valuable bike. 

   A standard size cardboard bike box (available free or cheaply from your local bike shop) has dimensions of approximately 145cm x 25cm x 80cm and will weigh about 15KG with a complete bike inside (less wheels).

  A frame size box will be approximately 100cm x 20cm x 75cm and will weigh about 6KG with a frame inside.,  and  are good comparison sites for courier firms.

  As your bike will be valuable it is worth noting the insurance cover being offered.

   Oversea Customers.

   I will (and do) receive frames from overseas. Even though the shipping price can rise it can still be a cost effective way to rescue a frame with this problem. 

  If you intend to courier your bike to me, payment for my removal service can be made by bank transfer, cheque or paypal (+4%).