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Shipping bikes to Europe(4 posts)

Shipping bikes to Europeredtwin
Apr 25, 2003 3:39 PM
Particularly England and Denmark. Has anyone done this or does anyone know the cheapest way to send them?. They are personal property, not for commercial sale or anything. Speed is not a huge factor, so long as it doesn't take months to get there.

I have already looked into checking them in as extra baggage on my flight, but I am already carrying my maximum allowable limit. I looked at UPS and USPS website and maybe I read the UPS info incorrectly but it seems they want well over $200 to ship a bike sized box. As for USPS I can just imagine showing up at the post office and trying to balance a bike on one of those counter scales.

Thanks.
re: Shipping bikes to EuropeHigh Gear
Apr 26, 2003 12:23 PM
I got a frame from England and think it came DHL. You may want to contact any of the UK shops and ask them what they use to ship. No wy will you pay $200. My frame and parts came up to $62 to ship.
FWIWcoonass
Apr 26, 2003 2:35 PM
DHL was also the carrier that delivered my merchandise from Italy....FYI: here is a non-related site that may be of some use: http://www.budgettravel.com/cycling.htm
FWIWredtwin
Apr 28, 2003 12:40 AM
Thanks for the replies, I will check DHL's rates.

coonass, thanks for the link. That will be a very interesting all day read for sure.