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How to pack a frame for shipment.

DO NOT SHIP VIA U.S.P.S. or U.P.S.
UPS started adding a fuel surcharge to the freight order which gets billed at a later date.

....We only us FedEx now.....

Materials:

  • A sturdy bike shipping box (two if possible).
  • News paper.
  • Clear shipping tape.
  • 2" wide blue painters tape.
  • Box cutter.
  • Your name, full address (NO P.O. BOXES) , phone number, and e-mail.

This gives you some ideas as to getting the bike ready for shipping.

The first thing you need for packing your frame for shipment is a good, sturdy, bike box, 2" wide blue painters tape, and clear packing tape. If you can get a new box, that's the best way to go. If not, you must use a used box. You can usually get these from the local bike shop. Just ask for one! The shops usually just throw their boxes away. If possible get two; one to pack the frame in, and the other to cut up for cushioning the frame. More on that later. Get the best box you can. Try to avoid boxes with holes in them or missing flaps.

Take all the components off the frame. If you can't do this, either take it to your local bike shop or ship it to me complete and I will have my shop dismantle it. In the case of stuck seat posts, stems, etc., check with us before shipping the frame.

It's best to wrap the frame in bubble wrap, but if that's not available, just add extra packing material around the frame.

First, cut off the flaps of one of the bike boxes. Then cut them into 10"-12" strips. Fold them over to make as many rings or boxes as possible. These will be used for cushioning for the bottom and either end of the bike box. Cut enough to fill the bottom of the box. Then wad up lots of newspaper and lay that in the bottom of the box.

Another way to cushion the bottom of the box is to wad up plenty of newspapers and place them in the box. Then cut a piece of the first box to fit in the bottom of the box.

Now cut another piece of the first box and make a card about 8" wide and long enough to strap the fork to. After the fork is strapped to this card, the card is strapped to the seat stays of the frame.

Now cut another piece of the the first box and make a card the size of the fork. The fork will be strapped to this card, and the card will be strapped to the seat stays of the frame.

If you have bubble wrap, wrap it around the frame. When applying the strapping tape, please fold over about 1"-2" onto itself. This will help me pull the tape off.

Take three of the cardboard rings and tape them at the head tube, bottom bracket, and seat binder-bolt area. If you have enough rings left, you might as well put as many as possible around the frame. The more the better.

Now put the frame in the box. Fill in the empty space with wadded up newspaper or other packing material. Feel free to place more rings in front of and behind the frame.

If you have a new headset or bottom bracket you want us to install, pack them in the box also.

The average shipping weight is 16-17 lbs. For UPS shipping.

We ship it back to you in the same box. UPS will pay a claim for damages or lost items.

The following photos illustrate a good way to pack a frame for shipping.

If you can't get a new bike box, get two good used boxes from the local bike shop.
Cut the flaps off of one of the boxes. Also cut several strips as wide as the box is. Most bike boxes are 8" wide.
Roll several of the strips into rings and tape them with the clear packing tape.
Lay the rings in the bottom of the shipping box. Fill in any empty spaces with wadded-up newspaper.
Now lay one of the flaps over the rings and newspaper filler.
Secure the fork to a piece cut off of the first box and tape it up with the blue painters tape.
Secure the fork to the rear-end of the frame using the blue painters tape.
Wrap up the frame with pieces from the first box. Use the blue painters tape to hold the frame secure.
Place the frame into the box. If the box has room on either end, fill this space with more rolled up rings.
Now pack any empty space with wadded-up newspaper, seal the box with the clear shipping tape. It's now ready to ship.

Shipping & Handling

PLEASE NOTE:
DO NOT SHIP VIA U.S.P.S.

DO NOT SHIP VIA U.S.P.S.

DO NOT SHIP VIA U.S.P.S.


Please use FedEx or UPS 3 day ground for shipping. They guarantee delivery and have a good lost or damage policy.  There is no minimum charge  for shipping. However if I have to repack the frame in a new box the charge is $20.00 repacking fee. So pack it right.   This fee will be charged to all orders no matter how small.  Shipping back to you is what UPS charges me. There are no additional shipping fees.

Please prepay shipping both ways. Just enclose the return label.

FedEx is cheaper. UPS just increase there rates this year.
 

CONDITIONS OF SALE -Eagle One ASSUMES NO LIABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DESIGN, APPLICATION, MANUFACTURE OR USE OF THE MATERIALS LISTED HEREIN. RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL OF THE LIABILITIES ARE ACCEPTED BY THE PURCHASER AND ACCEPTED WITHOUT REVOCATION BY THE CUSTOMER.  Eagle One CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR PROBLEMS THAT ARISE FROM CUSTOMER MISUSE.

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