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Old 11-27-12, 12:46 PM   #1
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Shipping a bike, economically, to Germany ???

Looks like I will be spending a month, each year, in Bavaria for the foreseeable future. I'm planning/hoping to ship my tarmac over (and leave it there), rather than flying with it (have to make 2 overnight stops on my first flight over from the US...).

Does anyone have a reference for a good & economical shipper to handle the shipping from California to Germany?
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Old 11-27-12, 01:19 PM   #2
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try www.shipbikes.com . have no personal experience with their service, but the site has some interesting info that may be helpful to you.

Nice riding in Bavaria - rented a bike one day and rode around the Fussen area, over towards the castles and through the rural areas.

Viel Spass!
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Old 11-29-12, 12:10 AM   #3
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I would also considering getting a bike with a frame that can be split into two so that you can put it into a regulation-sized suitcase, and take it on the plane with you to Germany or anywhere else in the world that you end up going without paying any oversize-luggage fees. Either something like a Ritchey Breakaway or something with S&S couplers (use Google, you'll find lots of examples).
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