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Old 01-08-08, 01:19 PM   #1
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Shipping a bike to Puerto Rico

Hi All,

Thanks in advance. I'm moving soon to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Raleigh, NC. I just got a new Trek MTB about 3 months ago and I am in love with it. It was pretty expensive for my budget, about $1000.

I really want to take it with me. I could sell it and get a new bike once I'm there, but I would really lose out on resale value.

Is shipping it there a good option? Does anybody know the how, who, or anything else about this?

Thanks again.
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Old 01-08-08, 01:36 PM   #2
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Why not buy hard case and consign it with your mover.
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Old 01-08-08, 03:11 PM   #3
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Hardcase with your mover is the best bet.....other alternatives are to ship it with a trucker LTL freight, but pickup coordination will be cumbersome, doable certainly, but cumbersome.....Only way it can go UPS is via 2 day air.......open your wallet and say goodbye to the contents.
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Unfortunately my move is a little less "structured" than the hardcase/mover option. I'm quitting my job and taking two suitcases... I hate to make my bike sit in my parent's garage until I return someday.

Is ebay a good place to search for a hardcase? are used hardcases feasible?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-08-08, 06:52 PM   #5
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You don't need a hardcase with a mover. Just go back to the LBS and have them pack in a box, or just get the box and do it yourself.
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