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    How do you cheaply ship a wheel?

    Hey guys, I'm wondering how folks ship bike wheels that they sell on ebay or otherwise online. I have a HED3 trispoke carbon 650c tri wheel I want to sell and ship to only one state away, but with 30x30x15 dimensions (I am just guessing this iswhat they would be to package it well), I am getting quotes from UPS online at like $80. Is there a cheaper way of doing this? Thanks!
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    Get a large enough box from your LBS. If it's from a bike, cut it down to a size that still fits your wheel, plus some packaging material. Put an address label on it and ship it via USPS with delivery conformation.
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    We the people ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RiderInTraining
    Get a large enough box from your LBS. If it's from a bike, cut it down to a size that still fits your wheel, plus some packaging material. Put an address label on it and ship it via USPS with delivery conformation.
    Is USPS the cheapest?

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    15" is WAY too wide of a box for a single wheel....

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    USPS Parcel Post is definitely the cheapest.

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    A single wheel box should run you about $15-$25 through UPS or FedEx. The dimensions should be more like 27-28" x 27-28" x 7-8"

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