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Shipping bikes to europe?

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  1. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    So i sold one of my bikes. It's a DH bike and needs to go to europe. The size restrictions on USPS says, max length of 60" and max girth+length = 108". I'm a tad confused as to if a bike box will be accepted? What are the cheapest but best options for getting a bike to europe, specifically poland.

    Thanks for any help! I'm kinda lost and can't figure this out.
     

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  2. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    take it to a shipping store, they will package it and insure it, if you package it they may not insure for damages.

    plus they know all the shortcuts.
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    They aren't sending you a cashier's check are they?
     
  4. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Haha no. I made sure to get paypald. I had so many people try to the cashier's check scam.

    By shipping store i assume you mean fedex kinkos? I don't really know of any other ones, i didn't know they'd pack up a bike for you...
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    you can go to alot of the little store as well that are package mailers. you drop it off with an addre and thats it. if something goes wrong, you have a reciept.
     
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    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Cool thanks for the tip. I'll have to look into it.
     
  7. slowride

    slowride Chimp

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    A bike frame box might be OK, but a box from a complete bike will be too big. I don't know if you're going to fit a DH frame in a frame box though... they're basically sized to fit a hardtail.

    Overseas shipping is going to be expensive with anything but USPS. I wonder if you might be better off shipping it in 2 smaller boxes?
     
  8. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    I believe the plan is to split it with the frame and some parts in one, wheels, fork, cranks, seatpost in the other. USPS is my main choice and what i think i'll go with. Appreciate the feedback!
     
  9. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    The search function is your friend. But I can tell you that I shipped a Yeti DH9 frame and wheels to England using the US postal service without issue.
     
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    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    I love how everyone says the search function is your friend, yet when you search shipping bikes nothing comes up... Thanks though.
     
  11. english muffin

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    I have shipped many bikes to the UK using UPS and it has worked great. However I always break the bike down into as small as possible pieces and also install long pieces of threaded bar with bolts and washers in between the forks and rear dropouts.
     
  12. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Maybe your search-foo sucks. The reason I even mentioned it was that this question was asked and answered like two weeks ago.

    Currently I am getting errors when searching so I can't test it. But I mentioned the search thing because it would have provided you with the answers you seek, not because I think you shouldn't post a thread.
     
  13. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    n00b...http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204738&highlight=australia