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Best way to post 2 Bicycles

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ricochet J, 13 Jul 2006.

  1. Ricochet J


    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,906

    I know, I know. It's my second thread on cycles in GD but it's my last one! (Besides, this is more general)

    Can anyone give me some advice on how to send two mountain bikes via a currior service or any other meathod? (Selling them on the Bay)

    Has anyone sent bikes before?

    Thanks :)
  2. jpmonkey69


    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,000

    take them apart and post 'em in a box?

    Ride them over, train back.

    I've never sent a bike via courier before, maybe it'd be cheaper to rent a volvo estate / transit for the day and drop them off yourself?
  3. Visage


    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 10,708

    Melt them down and pour them into the drains.

    At the far end, the recipient can turn on their taps and pour the liquid into a mould which, upon cooling will re-form the bikes.

    Hey presto, free postage.
  4. Ricochet J


    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,906

    Not in this century ;)

    And monkey dude, I can't/don't know how to drive :D
  5. Alasdair

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,977

    Location: Edinburgh

    Where are they going to and from? I would've thought the best way of sending one would be to go to Halfords and ask nicely if you can have one/two of the bike boxes they normally scrap, and then post it Royal Mail. See here
  6. Sic


    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,365

    Location: SO16

    cheapest way is a courier. a mate of mine did it, and RM were going to bend him over, lube him up and slip him 12" for using them
  7. Ricochet J


    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,906

    Ha ha ha ha!

    Sic. Do you recon you could do me a favour mate? Could you ask him for any details on how he did it exactly or even any advice that could help me in my situation.

  8. DarkShadow


    Joined: 14 Apr 2004

    Posts: 11,744

    Location: Sheffield

    Get hell of a lot of bubblewrap, securely wrap it around a few times and use *Postvan* and use the parcel express parcel service for arounds £13.

    Sorted :)