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Dimensions of a frame box?

  • 13-02-2023 10:39pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,205 ✭✭✭


    I'm trying to build the best commuter that I can for 1000€ (not including the value of any spare parts in my garage)

    I've found a Genesis Croix de Fer frameset for 600€ ish in the UK (I want the newer version with thru axles and flat mount brakes).

    When you add delivery and customs - that becomes more than 900 so plan ruined. The only way I could get it is by taking it on the Eurostar (who don't currently allow bikes) to where I live in the Netherlands.

    I'd have to fit it into a box with a largest side of 85cm - any chance? I don't even need the fork as I have a spare one, just the frame.

    I've looked on Google and I can easily find the dimensions of a bike box bit it is tricker for a frameset


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 19,683 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    One and only frame I had delivered was in a box that was nearly as big as a bike box.

    Now, I've not remotely the same situation but I've strapped some frames onto backpacks to get them home

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,205 ✭✭✭CantGetNoSleep

    Thanks - I've also bought a few frames. I can't remember how big the boxes were but I also remember them being very easy to carry.

    On the Eurostar you have to go through an airport type security though, and I'm just worried about meeting some jobsworth that wouldn't let me through and being left there frameset in hand.

  • Registered Users Posts: 917 ✭✭✭nicksnikita

    A standard frame box would be too big, although they do differ in size.

    Your best bet may be to cut down and reseal a bike box or join 2 wheel boxes together and cut to suit.

    A kids bike box could be close to perfect but it’s going to be tight either way.

    If it was me, I’d just chance it and see what happens. I’d go to the lbs or Halfords and see what they had there, then cut to suit if they had nothing suitable.

    Would a cheap flight with oversized luggage work?