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#1 2011-05-11 8:07pm

D...Nice
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How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

How to Pack & Ship a Complete BMX:

This is how to make, pack and ship complete bike.

1) Get a box from bike shop or find one close to fit:
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4045/img_3713597a0b5a2e.jpg


2) Cut off flaps then cut box in half:
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4045/img_3714597a0b85a9.jpg


3) Slide both halves together (one inside the other):
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4045/img_3715597a0b9daa.jpg


4) Disassemble bike: both rims, handlebar, stem, loose seatclamp and adjust post, pedals, & turn forks around...then begin packing bike:
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4045/img_3717597a0ba921.jpg


5) Cut all 4 corners of box to make flaps...(I measure from the height of rims & tires for cutting) start inside box then cut up:
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/4045/img_3719597a0bb78d.jpg


6) Finally, fold flaps...cut excess off, shape it, then tape.... place shipping address on..."READY TO SHIP!"

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#2 2011-05-21 10:21pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

How to Pack & Ship Wheels:

Packing and shipping complete wheels is a pain. Here's how I've done it. Only applies to 20" wheels.

Here's what I'm shipping. Araya 7X wheelset:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pMZs9MLLs9HSOL7BfK7gN4sSp24IM_nujGj8Hl81jZb0nd-DFmuLB1aHwGBpd3WKweXhW2I3KVK928EEA2Oe43h6rXgz6nDtA/IMGA0144.JPG?psid=1

First, go to home Depot. Buy this box for < $1. Perfect sized. A little tall, but, we'll deal with that later.
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pLx9t_VB4oj8KCo6gWmU0nETK9VSB4Fd7TjXqc4QPEzcV_Kb6E2aZPoz44uJQRK975n97zBji2WLTpjZsigS93CcLIVI1JEIY/IMGA0143.JPG?psid=1

Put it together, look at how perfect that size is, not too big.
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1ptokNBsoq68nCCrW-998OfxbtVr6u8Pn-VJD3-p8ooHoJNltd0W1EEY-Ikjrvg2ZqhzCtijP9TMVRuh1c6sT38ltgwyFcI_IA/IMGA0145.JPG?psid=1

First, you gotta deal with axles popping through. Either yank them, or, in my case, I just taped bubble wrap around them to prevent them from poking through.
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pZa4CS8eA0Sor8-kFryB-sAu5v1AiAigPkt_jl22k_UxT99nxCyQ0-3rcf_qKh3lBFvTNPY-V6f55D9OeW9bSEKgqhSLXC5qR/IMGA0146.JPG?psid=1

Pack up the box with paper, or some other filler, to suck up the distance of the axle. Sorta like this:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pZa4CS8eA0SoMguFFKS58_8jBCD-iVGTe4Tuceoh9c0ESdUWfay_5eCqo39tnJ2Urg8SAC3du3aXoYqCABVOMOTLqzgJSpRUV/IMGA0147.JPG?psid=1

Next, pop in the first wheel, and pack it in. Then, put the second wheel in, overlapping the axle:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pvmV6wBPvUqR3pHsN4YLl0qcwFPfRusCTdYUpQZrs8ScmRm8_n5ZnSWwUNSVDq5ZYeUUf5ngjSlY-VClt-Fmz2rbLj21LaH1C/IMGA0151.JPG?psid=1

After the second wheel is in, you'll find the height is about 11". We have a 16" box, so, we have to knock off 5" to keep shipping size (cost) down. Mark down in the box 5" in my case. Your results may vary. Cut with a knife down to that mark.
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pgZw5ONjUa9Gd3mhuRxkmd7rQRJjOCPUp1qGyBEvms0qsoVc7ZM1hmaMX3GQLDSVYzetjofnc_9dl1Ptpy0COGX4n5xaO_bQZ/IMGA0148.JPG?psid=1

Next, take a straight edge, and bend at the cut you made. Bend out first, to get it straight, then, back over the regular way:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pXWVjCM-c1oNAjgs00OwUCKP8Oeu8L08EzH7yx0EO_ZZOgnutivnwdvSrnxs02rJUjbhuhZ-zUvSo9Ml_f7KZUNRSx1dM75BZ/IMGA0149.JPG?psid=1

Now, you're box will look like this - top flaps almost cover the top. That's fine. More protection on the top axle with 4 cardboard flaps:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pmvEuA403TUOs93woUH9fWjbZLPO98I_1vXtfr4zSDsM9g5ap9MN7-CmPSUF_2M0NiI9ntxgyKTiHce0ysOnGBddoKj3if1wu/IMGA0150.JPG?psid=1

Fill in the open space on the top, protect the axle a bit and you're ready to seal it up. This was some shredded stuff I had from another package. Regular paper works, too:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1peCB1NrjQDRp_PTe_eRi1Muc5LE6kiTQL9Z6evG3YHLoZUpuZKfsyw_Bd-VEsd5e_rLTa3terSkpFS-g51Ptmq2g1xx8A9USr/IMGA0152.JPG?psid=1

Fold it over, tape it up, you're ready. Box is 18x18x11, and should ship USPS or UPS for < $15:
http://qgynpq.sn2.livefilestore.com/y1pLx9t_VB4oj9XKK21VtCaCySUbVojPgTkc3z-lFdYTacS-gquzdbgk854bxLKFqoQh1wNiyG9tkG0pENa14Q9nFcBZkTNjdms/IMGA0153.JPG?psid=1

Last edited by markmc97225 (2011-05-21 10:22pm)


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#3 2011-05-21 10:24pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

didnt even know home depot sells boxes.  I gotta check it out


Thanks! big_smile

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#4 2011-05-21 10:24pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

damn.....nice packing there Mark


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#5 2011-05-23 10:58am

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Nice Posts! Been doing simular steps, but also have learned some new tricks! Thanks again for sharing D..Nice and markmc97225!!


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#6 2011-05-24 8:20am

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Thanks for the great steps on how to pack/ship a bike.

One Q:
What is the finished dimensions on your bike box?

I am shipping a bike and I need to get a rough idea of the overall size and weight of a complete bike. Even a rough estimate will be helpful.

Thanks again!

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#7 2011-05-25 3:14pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

yes please tell me how much that cost and what the dimensions where as well really great post

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#8 2011-05-25 5:14pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

I just shipped a pair of CW bars and used 2 priority mail boxes taped together in the center.. The long priority boxes.. Some people wrap the boxes in brown paper to ship it ups. I just put in the dimensions online thru paypal using USPS Priority mail , printed my label then shipped them priority and i was charged 8.06 .. Works great.Wrap the bars in pipe insulation, throw bubble wrap and newspaper or what ever in boxes then ship..


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#9 2011-05-30 10:00pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u169/bigdaddyisourleader/other%20stuff/brilliant-734926.jpg
BRILLIANT!


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#10 2011-06-03 10:39pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Woot! You guys rock! Thank you for the info big_smile

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#11 2011-06-07 1:39pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Good tips.  Thanks, I would have no idea how to ship a bike!

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#12 2011-06-07 1:49pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

This is what you gewt when you purchase a F/F from me!!! wink

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp314/buddysam1/mikesbikes/mikes%20parts/030-5.jpg
http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp314/buddysam1/mikesbikes/mikes%20parts/031-3.jpg
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http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp314/buddysam1/mikesbikes/mikes%20parts/036-3.jpg
http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp314/buddysam1/mikesbikes/mikes%20parts/038-3.jpg


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#13 2011-06-07 2:23pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

A cat?


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#14 2011-06-07 2:34pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Iceman wrote:

A cat?

Maybe alittle cat hair!!! wink tongue


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#15 2011-06-07 3:26pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Number1bidder wrote:

I just shipped a pair of CW bars and used 2 priority mail boxes taped together in the center.. The long priority boxes.. Some people wrap the boxes in brown paper to ship it ups. I just put in the dimensions online at paypal, printed my label then shipped them priority and i was charged 8.06 .. Works great.Wrap the bars in pipe insulation, throw bubble wrap and newspaper or what ever in boxes then ship..

http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa4 … ackage.jpg

http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa4 … /hbars.jpg

I do the same thing. smile

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#16 2011-06-07 4:10pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

BMX*Racer*1983 wrote:

Iceman wrote:

A cat?

Maybe alittle cat hair!!! wink tongue

I like mine shaved, but thanks though. lol


I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round.........

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#17 2011-06-12 10:16pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff


One thing that I have seen over and over on the BMXmuseum is members willing to tarnish the reputation of another member by leaving nasty feedback before trying to resolve a problem like a reasonable human being.

In my 6 plus years as a staff member , this pisses me off almost as much as a scammer.

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#18 2011-06-12 11:11pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Sorry D-nice remind me never to buy a complete from you...... Throw some pipe insulation on there atleast man geezz.


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#19 2011-06-12 11:20pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Sweet thread.

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#20 2011-06-13 4:42pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

A quick tip to make sure there is no movement in the box after all pacling is complete and all bolts are either snugged up or taken out and packed by themselves.I have seen bolts fall out and make a mess of finishes.

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#21 2011-06-13 5:17pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

calismoooth wrote:

Sorry D-nice remind me never to buy a complete from you...... Throw some pipe insulation on there atleast man geezz.

This thread was originally done like 3 1/2yrs. ago before anyone new how to ship a complete and before the OS BMX boom took off again and before you were a member on here, "had a ton of +pos. feedback except from you", so don't hate!!! The mods removed this thread to cleaned it up and just recently reposted this a few weeks ago! Now a days, I believe people are shipping in 2 separate boxes do to the new rules and prices on shipping...


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#22 2011-06-15 2:34pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Sheesh. I just shipped a 24 inch wheel and it was $30. UPS.


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#23 2011-08-19 5:02pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

we are the best packers in the packing industry   lol

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#24 2011-08-19 5:09pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/mini-cooper-box-20091231-100054.jpg lol


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#25 2011-10-06 7:02pm

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Re: How to Pack & Ship BMX Stuff

Thanks for the help on how to ship a complete bike.  I used this to send a bike to Australia and it arrived in perfect condition!

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