Packaging and Shipping of our Bicycles

#1 Releasing the Front Wheel

The first thing you will need to do is remove the front wheel by releasing the quick release.

Releasing the front wheel
 

#2 Removing the Saddle

Take the saddle out, by first unfastening the bolt on the seat post tube with an allen key and then removing the seat post, you can find a set of allen keys in our Basic Toolset for Vintage Bikes.

Removing the Saddle
 

#3 Removing the Handlebars

Remove the handlebars and stem by unfastening the bolt inside the stem with an allen key, you can find a set of allen keys in our Basic Toolset for Vintage Bikes.

Removing the Handlebars
 

#4 Unthreading the Pedals

Unthread the pedals with a spanner, you can find a spanner in our Basic Toolset for Vintage Bikes.

Unthreading the Pedals
 

#5 Removing the Crankarm Bolt

First, remove the cap that is covering the crankset then place a specialised socket wrench over the center bolt in the crank arm and remove it, you can find a specialised bottom bracket socket wrench in our Basic Toolset for Vintage Bikes.

Removing the Crankarm
 

#6 Removing the Crankarm

Once the center bolt has been removed. Thread the crank extractor tool into the thread which will pull the crank arm off the tapered spinal, you can find a crank extractor in our Basic Toolset for Vintage Bikes.

Removing the Crankarm
 

#7 Releasing the Rear Wheel

Then you can remove the rear wheel by simply releasing the quick release and guiding it out of the rear dropouts.

Releasing the Rear Wheel
 

#8 Removing the Rear Derailleur

Unfasten the rear derailleur from the hanger on the chainstay by using an allen key, you can find a set of allen keys in our Basic Toolset for Vintage Bikes.

Removing the Rear Derailluer
 

#9 Inserting the Dropout Spacers

Insert spacers into both the front and rear dropouts, which will firmly keep them in position in the transit.

Inserting the Dropout Spacers
 

#10 Covering the Frame

Cover all of the tubings on the bicycle in neoprene pipes and fasten them into position with zip ties, which will prevent the frame from being scratched or dented when it is being shipped.

Covering the Frame
 

#11 Wrapping the Derailleurs

Wrap the derailleurs in bubble wrap and attach them to the tubing with a zip tie.

Wrapping the Derailleurs
 

#12 Protecting the Wheel

Place plastic caps over both ends of the wheel axles on both the front and rear wheel. Then wrap some bubble wrap around the freewheel.

Protecting the Wheel
 

#13 Boxing the Components

Wrap the wheel quick releases, saddle and crank arm up in bubble wrap and then place them into a cardboard box.

Boxing the Components
 

#14 Boxing the Bicycle

Place all of the bicycle components into the SVB box, and it’s ready for shipping.

Boxing the Bicycle