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    Good job! Good job, Brown! (warning...near carnage)

    Shipped the Sofa King Ti King Pin to Mattman, all of four hundred miles. I won't mention the name of the shipping company, but they drive big brown twucks.

    Cannot imagine Matt coming home to find this package at his front door! I'd be lookin' to wring some necks.

    Alas, all the careless handling/dropping/running over and such, and them pu**ies couldn't even hurt the King Pin! Hehe. No damage.

    (thanks for the pics, Matt!....now get 'er built!)
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    ... and if we just ... Pretty as ever!

    My high tech super space age bubble wrap kept her safe and sound!
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    xrmattaz, the way you package up bike frames, the aircraft industry should hire you to wrap all their planes with bubble wrap. You could fire one of your packaged frames to the sun and it'll come back unscathed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    Shipped the Sofa King Ti King Pin to Mattman, all of four hundred miles. I won't mention the name of the shipping company, but they drive big brown twucks.

    Cannot imagine Matt coming home to find this package at his front door! I'd be lookin' to wring some necks.

    Alas, all the careless handling/dropping/running over and such, as them pu**ies couldn't even hurt the King Pin! Hehe. No damage.

    (thanks for the pics, Matt!....now get 'er built!)

    hell, I got that beat by a mile
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    hell, I got that beat by a mile
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    Holy shite! Was that a bike in there? How did it fare?
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    You shoulda seen the Vulture packaging Mattman did! Had my job beat by a mile....of course he spent seventy twelve dollars in pipe wrap! Took me half an hour (seriously) to undo his packing. Heh.

    Roadie, they spent extra time hurtin' yours!



    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    xrmattaz, the way you package up bike frames, the aircraft industry should hire you to wrap all their planes with bubble wrap. You could fire one of your packaged frames to the sun and it'll come back unscathed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    Holy shite! Was that a bike in there? How did it fare?

    Yup, a spin bike. BTW, it was FedEx (ground?) that did that. Stuff was falling out, pieces missing, total shyte. I just left it there, contacted the merchant (emailed a pic), and it was picked up the next day... poor bastids, cuz it rained that evening and the box was soaked. I didn't care, and certainly wasn't going to move it. A replacement was send out and it arrived OK... delivered via DHL.

    I've got other pics somewhere, of a Nzumbi that was destroyed by UPS. But it was because the dumbazz that I bought it from didn't pack it well. Didn't wrap tubes or space dropouts, use packing material, or even remove the chain. Paint was all dinged up from the chain and wheels slapping around, horiz dropouts were crushed and poking out the box. Got a full refund, but damn, what a knucklehead.

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    Fug! That come out the back end of a cargo plane? Made the target address though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    Yup, a spin bike. BTW, it was FedEx (ground?) that did that. Stuff was falling out, pieces missing, total shyte. I just left it there, contacted the merchant (emailed a pic), and it was picked up the next day... poor bastids, cuz it rained that evening and the box was soaked. I didn't care, and certainly wasn't going to move it. A replacement was send out and it arrived OK... delivered via DHL.

    I've got other pics somewhere, of a Nzumbi that was destroyed by UPS. But it was because the dumbazz that I bought it from didn't pack it well. Didn't wrap tubes or space dropouts, use packing material, or even remove the chain. Paint was all dinged up from the chain and wheels slapping around, horiz dropouts were crushed and poking out the box. Got a full refund, but damn, what a knucklehead.
    I can't imagine what was going through the little brain of the driver when they dropped that off. How insane would one have to be to think that package was in acceptable condition?

    "Oh good, doesn't look like anyone is home. I'll just drop this little piece of twisted wreckage on the porch and nobody will notice".

    For what it is worth... I was talking to the local fedex delivery guy this last week, and he mentioned (I think) that Federal Express is the old school original Fedex company, Fedex Transport was some other co that they bought out, and Fedex Ground / home delivery are actually all subcontractors. He didn't speak highly of the Fedex Ground division.
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    DreadEx repackages stuff !!!! :-(

    I had the chance to see the inside of a large DreadEx terminal a few months back (pretty high security, I was bidding on some work for them). They had a repackaging station in there with a bunch of badly damaged boxes there and a guy who was putting those items in new boxes and the relabeling them. There was a badly crushed box with a carbon roadie frame of some kind poking out.....I cringed

    Think about it, you would have no idea that the box that came to you was different than the one mailed in most cases, and the sender would also have no clue. I now boycott them, I won't ship with them and if possible avoid sellers who ship with them. My fathers day present was destroyed by them and I just now got it replaced.

    Brown seems to have a much better record, but obviously they squish some stuff too. I have not tried those other guys, I'm mad at them for filling the world with those little eyesore yellow trucks with red lettering
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    Matt, Let me say, that frame is a B-U-T! I hope you are going to document the build process and the final product!

    Did you and Xrmattaz do a swap for the nice Vulture?

    Jim <--- having Ti dreams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank n. beans
    I can't imagine what was going through the little brain of the driver when they dropped that off. How insane would one have to be to think that package was in acceptable condition?

    exactly... I mean, WTF?! what dumbazz even thinks that would be acceptable? ...and it's not like that unwieldy package would have been easy to unload, it still weighed over 100lbs. I suppose they have to deliver for them to have a claim filed against them, but still....

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