Photos by Jack Waldron
Boxing by the infamous John at River City Bicycles, Portland, OR.
Bike boxes get no respect during shipping!
Storage position in the back of box, with removed front rack also stored in the back of the box, and all three water bottle cages tied to the rack . . .
Storage position in the front of box, with handlebars removed and stored in an up/down position under the top bar, and shifters positioned inward from the box wall . . .
Handlebar neck turned around and covered with sticky cardboard
Seat and neck covered with cardboard . . .
Storage position in the front of box, with foam over top bar . . .
Foam over the rear fender and removed front fender . . .
Front of box with bike removed, misc. parts box in the bottom (with U.S. customs inspection tape) . . .
View from back of box. The silver bags are filled with foam for cushioning and protecting the sprocket . . .
Inside of box with hard plastic shields attached to the side walls to protect central gearing . . .
Front wheel (with brake rotor removed) stored and tied under the top tube . . . , and all tubes covered with protective foam . . .
Handlebar turned down (with all cables connected), and put through the front wheel spokes . . .
Rear tubes covered with sticky cardboard for protection . . . , zip tie holding both fenders and rear wheel in position . . .
Front forks and hand brakes covered with sticky cardboard protection . . .
Front brake and brake pads stored in protective bag . . .
Forks covered with sticky cardboard . . . , plastic fork protector attached to tips of fork . . .
All tubes protected with foam, with pedals removed . . .
Back tubes covered, with detailer put in a forward postion to avoid damage . . .
Removed front fender stored on top of back fender and tied together with zip tie . . .
Front forks (in simulated stored position) with foam under forks (and hard plastic fork protector attached) . . .
Handbrakes covered with sticky cardboard . . .
Rear drive covered with hard plastic for protection . . .
Seat tube covered with protective foam . . .
BUSTED!! By customs . . . , they just had to pull the perfectly boxed bike out of the box . . .
Hand break covered with protective sticky cardboard . . .
Handlebar neck covered with sticky cardboard . . . , handlebar tied to top tube with zip tie . . .
Front wheel tied to top tube . . .
Front wheel tied to chain-stay (non-drive side) . . .
Handlebar neck turned backward over top tube for shipping (protective sticky cardboard removed) . . .
Sticky cardboard over seat-stay . . .
Hard plastic cover over non-drive wheel shaft . . .
Sticky cardboard over chain-stays . . .
Forks covered with sticky cardboard . . .
Forks with hard plastic fork protector attached to the tips (it snaps on very snug) . . .
All protective covers for shipping . . .
Front brake rotor removed to avoid damage during shipping . . . , hard plastic discs are used to cover and protect the shaft and brake rotor attachment point (pictured below).
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