Rigid Tyres - How to post?

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FELTZ95
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Rigid Tyres - How to post?

Postby FELTZ95 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:55 am

I've got some brand new gatorskins I'm going to offer for sale in the New Year (once the Christmas post has settled) and am wondering what is the best way to post them to a buyer. They originally came to me from Merlin Cycles twisted into a figure of 8 but within a box with other stuff. I don't have the box anymore, so does anyone know the best way to send rigid tyres by post?

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Re: Rigid Tyres - How to post?

Postby oxoman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:11 am

You answered your own question really, just twist into figure of 8 and tape it to stop it coming apart. Then either a small box or put it in a plastic post bag and send it that way.
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FELTZ95
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Re: Rigid Tyres - How to post?

Postby FELTZ95 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:20 am

Would prefer to try a post bag if they would be strong enough. I just have visions of the tyres suddenly bursting free in a postmans van. I guess parcel tape should be strong enough to hold the figure of 8.

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Re: Rigid Tyres - How to post?

Postby Neale1978 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:26 am

Brighten up the postmans round and wrap them up as they are so the option to hula hoop them up the garden path is there

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Re: Rigid Tyres - How to post?

Postby Monty Dog » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:46 pm

I've had tyres delivered where they'd simply stuck the address and postage label around the tyre. Figure-8 in a strong, plastic mailing bag is strong enough IME - had lots of tyres delivered that way.
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Re: Rigid Tyres - How to post?

Postby alfablue » Thu Dec 20, 2012 13:25 pm

Rubble sacks are good and strong for this sort of thing (figure 8 tyres); cost about 30p each.

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Re: Rigid Tyres - How to post?

Postby FELTZ95 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 13:39 pm

Rubble sack is a great idea, as may have a couple in the garage and never even thought about using them. Thanks+

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Re: Rigid Tyres - How to post?

Postby redvee » Fri Dec 21, 2012 00:56 am

Hold the tyre in one hand and bring opposing sides together and keep them together in one hand.
Tyre should now form a semi-circle of it's own accord, grab one of the loops that for the end of the U and fold it towards the hand holding the two sides, you should now have a tyre in the form of three loops, now align them so that they are all on top of one another and you should end up with something like this.

Image

With a bit of fiddling you can get the tyre to hold itself in place with no tape etc. The tyre in the image is a 700x32 CX tyre.

Watch a video of what I've tried to explain above.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INIG3NRTbEE


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