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Old 06-21-11, 03:05 PM   #1
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Shipping Help!

Hey,

I'm an amateur biking enthusiast. I bought a 2009 Specialized Allez Elite a few months ago, and I love it!

The problem is, I'm in college and my bike is back home.

Can anyone offer low-cost solutions to shipping my bike from Atlanta, GA to Philadelphia, PA?

Thank you in advance
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Old 06-21-11, 03:50 PM   #2
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Get it to a bike shop and they'll box it and ship it to you -- UPS or FedEx.
Where abouts in Atlanta?
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Old 06-21-11, 04:14 PM   #3
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Haven't used it myself, but Greyhound gets frequent nods for reasonable fees.

http://www.shipgreyhound.com/scripts...s/gpxStep1.asp

EXAMPLE:
Atlanta > Philadelphia
Weight: 30 lbs
Max Dimension: 55"
Declared Value: $1000
Standard shipping
$64.40
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Old 06-21-11, 06:07 PM   #4
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AMTRAK!!! My daughter just shipped her bike from Seattle, WA to Boston, MA for $76! I routinely ship bikes up and down the east coast for a bit less via Amtrak. All that I usually have to do is pull the pedals, turn the handle bars and tape up the box. I should also point out the bikes I ship ain't no lightweights either! Usually vintage British steel.

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Get it to a bike shop and they'll box it and ship it to you -- UPS or FedEx.
Where abouts in Atlanta?
Marietta. Thanks for the responses guys. Anyone buy a bike case and ship that?
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Yep. I've shipped a bike in a hard case. Works OK but your stuck with storing the case somewhere, and they weigh quite a bit jacking up the shipping cost. A cardboard box from the LBS may be more workable...

Atlanta to Philly isn't that far (~800 m). How about a long weekend road trip to pick it up?

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