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I need to courier a bicycle from Brighton to Basingstoke
nick205 - 9/1/20 at 10:18 AM

Morning all,

A good friend has helped my son get a very good deal buying a bicycle.

The bicycle is brand new direct from the manufacturer. It's packed in a cardboard box:

Box dimensions: 150cm x 20cm x 80cm
Box weight: 17kg
Box location: Brighton (business address)


I now need to get it couriered to my employers address in Basingstoke.

Usually my employer uses UPS courier services, but UPS have advised the box is too large for them this time.

Can any of you recommend a reliable courier I can use that won't cost me a fortune please?

Thanks,
Nick


cliftyhanger - 9/1/20 at 11:08 AM

I am off to waterlooville this sunday afternoon, so if you could arrange to meet in (say) Petersfield I would happily pick the bike up in Brighton and meet you there?
Any help?


loggyboy - 9/1/20 at 11:20 AM

I might be able to help as I head down to Brighton every so often. How quickly do you need it moved?


cliftyhanger - 9/1/20 at 11:21 AM

quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
I might be able to help as I head down to Brighton every so often. How quickly do you need it moved?


Or if it needs sorting quickly,, I am happy to store for a bit.


nick205 - 9/1/20 at 11:31 AM

Thanks for the offers guys - much appreciated!

A few of things against me here...

1. Bike in box is at a company address in Brighton and they're only open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.
2. Unfortunately epilepsy means no driving for me at the moment so I need it moved door to door. If I could drive I'd go and fetch it myself.
3. It's ready now and I'm hoping to have in Basingstoke by Monday 13th Jan or Tuesday 14th Jan.


loggyboy - 9/1/20 at 11:32 AM

https://www.paisleyfreight.com/bike-courier


nick205 - 9/1/20 at 11:58 AM

quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
https://www.paisleyfreight.com/bike-courier



Looks promising.

Thanks for this


nick205 - 9/1/20 at 12:15 PM

Booked with Paisley Freight.

25 to collect from Brighton tomorrow (Friday) and deliver in Basingstoke Monday.

There'll be photo's to follow of son hooning on bike once it's arrived and setup


coyoteboy - 9/1/20 at 12:58 PM

Reilly Ti?


nick205 - 9/1/20 at 01:24 PM

quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy
Reilly Ti?



No and no, Trek and Aluminium, it's for my son, not for me.

Just looked at the Reilly https://www.reillycycleworks.com/ and shall look some more. I'm still turning the pedals of my steel framed bikes at present, but a Ti bike is steadily pushing it's way up the list.


nick205 - 11/1/20 at 09:35 AM

Bicycle safely collected and on it's way. Now ready for it's arrival in Basingstoke on Monday.


nick205 - 13/1/20 at 10:33 AM

Bicycle safely received here at my work on Basingstoke

Paisley Freight courier worked really well with an excellent tracking service provided along the way.

Happy customer here and a happy son when the bike gets home with me tonight!

Thanks for the recommendation Loggyboy - much appreciated


loggyboy - 13/1/20 at 12:34 PM

Good to hear.
Ive used them for various oversized car parts and alloys quite a few times and always been good.


nick205 - 13/1/20 at 01:22 PM

Already added to my favourites for future use.


nick205 - 14/1/20 at 10:56 AM

Got the bike home last night and the smile on my son's face was beyond happy

He had it unboxed and assembled pretty fast with some guidance on using the right tools and not over tightening the fasteners.

There were a couple of Torx head bolts, which stumped him, until I got the right tool out for him.

The only bummer was the rain hammering down, which put him off taking it out for a ride. Still he's lined up to get home from school today and head straight out on it