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Question about shipping a bike

Postby DC Runner » Fri May 06, 2011 6:47 pm

Hi all,

I'm going on a touring trip in two weeks and I plan to ship my bike separately. The airline I'm flying with charges like $250 to carry a boxed bicycle. That is not something I'm willing to spend. I want to ship my bike from Washington, DC to Vancouver, Canada. I've heard that people have spent $50-$75 using a shipping company. Does anyone have any recommendations/personal experience/horror stories from a specific shipping company? Also, has anyone shipped to a post office or something of the sort? I don't want to burden the people I'm staying with of having to store two bikes temporarily. Any ideas?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian
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Re: Question about shipping a bike

Postby MikayP » Tue May 10, 2011 5:20 pm

interesting. never though about just having a bike shipped instead of putting it on a plane. i dont have any experience doing this but ive heard stories of inpropper packaging and having the fork just getting smashed so be careful
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Re: Question about shipping a bike

Postby ha » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:08 pm

Ive done a vid about how to pack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY_Y8SkPMDM
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