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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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    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?
    Last edited by Looigi; 06-22-11 at 06:41 AM.

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