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 Post subject: Anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:24 pm 
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Seen a bike (2nd hand) i may buy but don't know how to go about getting it couriered, anyone done it before ?

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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:39 pm 
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I got mine delivered by courier, I used this people http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0999166587.

The bike has to be fully boxed and someone must be in the WHOLE day on the pick-up/delivery dates. It works fine but it's not a perfect service.


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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Hmm the seller is a 17yr old lad from Portsmouth, might be a bit hard to organise, might be worth a punt though, thanks

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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:11 pm 
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I used paisley freight. If it was in Portsmouth I would go get it personally

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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:11 am 
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Might be plymouth, the one in the SW lol

Sent using the force...

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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:11 am 
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Location: braintree , and leytonstone
Go by train!

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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:37 am 
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How much is the bike jon?

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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:42 pm 
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Fly down to Exeter and train back up (if you buy it).


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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:06 pm 
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Can get pricey.. i have used paisley freight for a set off wheels and was happy with the service . and ive sent a bike by pacel force but watch out for the size if you box a bike with both wheels off and at the side of the frame cost was £27 or like the last one i sent the box was large bike went in with just front wheel,bars pedals removed and that cost £45 last time i use a bike box from halfords lol


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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:05 pm 
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Jon.

I sold my old commencal frame and couried that, found a company that were quite cheap but they were pretty crap and said they called at my work and no-one was there which was complete crap as its 24 hour reception, Ill go read my emails and find the name, it did get to its destination ok but hardly great service.

On the other side, my new Commencal cost 14 Euros P&P to come all the way from Andorra and was a great service with really detailed tracking so I could watch its journey :)

I found that when sending my frame there is a certain weight that when it goes over (as a full bike maybe) it suddenly goes up a lot in price.

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:09 pm 
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http://www.ipostparcels.com/

I used them, was £16, and that covered upto £250, (my old frame wasnt worth that much), not the best service ever but it did get there !

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Thanks for the responses guys. i was a little hesitant when i found the same ad for the bike on Singletrack world dated a few years ago and the whole thing just didnt feel right, and i've literally just bought a bottlerocket frame off pink bike, the guy was all ready to post it so lets see how long it takes to arrive, i need to buy a few bits for it now !

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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:48 pm 
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unityjon wrote:
thanks for the responses guys. i was a little hesitant when i found the same ad for the bike on Singletrack world dated a few years ago and the whole thing just didnt feel right, and i've literally just bought a bottlerocket frame off pink bike, the guy was all ready to post it so lets see how long it takes to arrive, i need to buy a few bits for it now !


i'm excited!!!

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 Post subject: Re: anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Is it the yellow one?
if u contact dan at stanleybridge he can get you new decals

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 Post subject: Anybody couriered a bike ?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Or even some custom ones from Slik ;)


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