How To Pack Your Bike For Transit

How To Pack Your Bike For Transit
How To Pack Your Bike For Transit
If you need to return a bike to us. you must take the proper precautions to ensure that the cycle is not damaged in transit,
any damage caused in transit may incur cost to you. You can assure the bike's safe arrival if you box, and pack, it
properly. You can safely and effectively return your bike to us with the help of a few packing supplies, small hand tools
and a reliable courier service. Read the tips below to help you pack your bike for return.
1. Acquire An Appropriate Box From Your Local Bike Shop
If the shop is not able to provide you with a free used box, we can usually provide a brand new box for a small fee.
Remove, or cover, any existing shipping labels and remove any staples on used boxes.
2. Remove The Bike's Handlebar, Pedals, Seat Post And Front Wheel
Most of these parts can be removed by using a multi-tool, although you will need to employ a 15mm spanner or pedal
wrench in order to remove the pedals.
Shift the chain onto the small chain ring, and the largest rear cog, before attempting to remove the pedals.
Turn the right pedal counter-clockwise, and the left pedal clockwise, to unthread.
Loosen and remove the seat post and seat as a unit. Once removed, lightly retighten the seat clamp bolt so the seat
clamp does not fall off.
Set all loose parts safely aside.
3. Protect The Frame And Small Parts
Insert an appropriately sized piece of packaging between the front fork dropouts (in place of the wheel). Ensure the
packaging fits snugly and cannot be easily removed in order to protect the forks from damage but do not bend the
forks inwards or outwards.
Rotate the fork and stem so they are facing backwards. Be careful not to damage any braking components that may
touch the frame once forks are rotated.
Wrap and/or pad the bike's tubes and loose parts. You can use bubble wrap, cardboard tubing or an appropriately
cushioned packing material. This will protect the bicycle and its parts from being scratched, nicked or otherwise
damaged during transit, it’s a good idea to pat any small loose parts in a small box.
Secure the wrapped handlebar and other loose parts to the frame using tape and/or plastic ties
4. Place The Wrapped Bike Securely Into The Box
Use additional packaging material to fill any empty space in order to prevent the bike from rattling or shifting inside of
the box.
Seal and ship the box per instructions from your local courier or call us and we can arrange collection.
Check List
Source box and packing material
Shift the chain onto the small chain ring, and the largest rear cog
Remove the pedals
Remove seat post and seat as a one unit
Remove and package the handlebars
Pack forks with spacer to prevent damage
Wrap or pad the bikes tubes/frame
Secure handlebars to frame
Insert packaged bike in to box
Securely tape and label
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