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Best way to send a bike across the country?(5 posts)

Best way to send a bike across the country?donalson
Jun 13, 2001 2:28 AM
well unfortanly i must sell my road bike,

I was wondering whats the best way to send a bike?..about how much does it cost?

re: Best way to send a bike across the country?paulyjsob
Jun 13, 2001 6:09 AM
I live in CT and went on vacation to CA and I had to send my bike because the airline charged $75 each way to take the bikes. From CT to CA I used UPS and they hacked up the box and delivered the bike 4 days late.. Almost ruined my vacation. I shipped it there from work so I got a discount and it cost me $35 insured for $2000. On the way back I really didn't want to ship UPS because of my mishap, but I thought I didn't have a choice. They told me it would cost $58 to have it shipped back. Then I was told that FedEx has a ground service. So I gave them a shot. The price came to almost $20 less then UPS and I got my package on time and without any damage to the box. I would suggest going with FedEx. Either way, make sure you cover EVERY INCH of the frame with foam pipe insulation (can get it really cheat at home depot or any hardware store. Or your lbs). Good luck!!
re: Best way to send a bike across the country?tigetcoach
Jun 13, 2001 6:24 AM
I recently sent a bike cross country from Colorado to Massachusetts. If you look around you may be able to find a bike shop that will pack and ship it for you, as that's what I was able to do. It cost me $30 for the packing and $25 for the shipping. I felt better doing it that way because I knew they'd pack it properly. Plus, the shop included insurance with the cost of shipping. They automatically insured it for the cost of replacing the bike with a new version of the same bike. They sent it UPS ground, and it got there fine. Call some local shops and see if they can do that for you.
ride it. nmWadeOmatic
Jun 9, 2001 1:53 AM
I always send mine FEDEX.Thioderek
Jun 13, 2001 12:02 PM
FedEx is the only shipper I use to send my bikes. Good in the way of insurance and very fast.