Shipping a 'bent

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yostumpy
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Shipping a 'bent

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