Shipping a 'bent

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Shipping a 'bent

Postby yostumpy » 30 Mar 2020, 8:03am

In the current climate, how would one go about shipping a 'bent, like a Streetmachine. Do they fit in a std bike box, is there a 'large bike box' , how does it work?

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Re: Shipping a 'bent

Postby squeaker » 30 Mar 2020, 11:14am

If it helps, this is how my Grasshopper arrived (in 2006!). When I last looked at such shipping, I could not find a commercial carrier (needed due to the size) willing to deal with a private individual - might be different now. Good luck!
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Re: Shipping a 'bent

Postby hercule » 30 Mar 2020, 11:57am

Paisley Freight delivered my Fuego from Laid Back Bikes... in an enormous box. It was in fact two bike boxes joined together.

Both my ICE trikes came in remarkably tiny boxes, meticulously packed for optimum use of space. I kept the boxes for a bit until I realised there was no way I was parting with either :D

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Re: Shipping a 'bent

Postby Shreds » 18 Jun 2020, 10:45am

Best thing about ICE Trike shipping boxes is they are smaller than the trike they contain when it is fully assembled and convert into perfect workstands to assemble the trike.
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Re: Shipping a 'bent

Postby simonineaston » 18 Jun 2020, 11:00am

I could not find a commercial carrier
Wow - how things have changed in 15 years! Courier companies are now the default carrier, for private indiduals, I think. My local Co-Op (complete with its cheerful staff ;-) ) is an agent for two separate couriers, as well as Amazon, turning it into a kind-of modern-day substitute Post Office...
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Re: Shipping a 'bent

Postby yostumpy » 18 Jun 2020, 11:14am

ImageIMG_1317 by mark tilley, on Flickr

I eventually, went onto Shiply, and used a Motorcycle transporter chap. Cost me a bit more, £69 I think, but the Streetmachine would have needed 2 boxes, or 1 very large box, anyway Seller wasn't too keen on striping it right down. I had planned on driving to collect originally, but a 500 + mile round trip, to check my eyesight was not really on, and it would have cost me a lot more than £69 in diesel, in my 20 year old LWB Land Rover.
Ultimately it meant that I have had it 6 weeks already, and enjoyed learning on empty roads.

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Re: Shipping a 'bent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 18 Jun 2020, 2:01pm

It's got wheels, and pedals... ride it ;)
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