I'm not quite sure if this means anything...but I also picked up a Raleigh Amelia 1 for my wife the same time I picked up my Roker Comp from the FedEx office. The box with the Amelia 1 did not have a mark on it and looked in perfect condition. The box with the Roker (as seen from my pictures in a previous post) looked beat up with black marks all over it, holes on both sides, and the derailleur sticking outside the box. The Amelia 1 was packed in a wider box than the Roker and looked to be packed with much more care and thoughtfulness. I am wondering if these bikes came from different shipping facilities??? I have yet to unbox either bike because I have been sitting in a jury trial (jury duty) for the past four days. It's killing me that I have not been able to get these bikes out of the box! I will try and post pictures when I finally unveil both bikes and assess any damage.
Kerry from what I know all the Raleigh bikes come from a warehouse in Ohio. My Raleigh dealer confirmed that all his bikes came from the place that mine did. That is what is kind of mind boggling to me as I don't think he would put up with bent rear derailleur hangers like all of us had. The only thing I can think of is he gets 10-15 bikes at a crack and maybe Fedex or UPS handles his bike a little bit better than they do a single bike. My hangar cost somewhere between $22 - $24 from that shop. How hard are they to change out in the field with a 3 mm allen wrench? BTW I see Leif was on this thread he was some great help at Raleigh. Zman
If it was easy it wouldn't be a memory. You just hope you don't have all your memories in the same ride. been there dun that Zman