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    New question here. Help boxing a XL 29er

    I can't get an XL 29er complete bike in the rather large box the LBS gave me.
    I need to ship it UPS 3/4 across the country.
    I let the air out the tires.
    I removed the fork
    I tried it with both wheels off.

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unotache
    I can't get an XL 29er complete bike in the rather large box the LBS gave me.
    I need to ship it UPS 3/4 across the country.
    I let the air out the tires.
    I removed the fork
    I tried it with both wheels off.

    Any suggestions?
    Box the frame in one, and add a second for wheels. The drop in single box weight should balance out the second box wrt shipping costs.
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    Maybe try...

    Pulling the rear wheel out of the dropouts and pulling it forward until the wheel contacts the seat tube. Then you will can to secure wheel with zip ties so that it doesn't move too much during shipping. This isn't a great solution, but I've used it in the past shipping out bikes for review.

    I can usually get around taking the fork off by letting the air out and securing a zip tie around the crown and brace to hold the fork in a compressed position.

    If these don't work...then your box isn't big enough.

    Hope this helps.

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    You have tried fork turned around? I think I've seen bikes shipped that way.
    Tores take up lots of space, maybe even take the off altogether?

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