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Old 08-17-11, 12:54 PM   #1
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Bike Shipping from NYC

Moving from NYC to San Francisco. Has anyone had experience shipping a standard-size bike cross-country? How much should I expect to pay? Are there any NYC bike shops that can assist with packing and shipping the bike?
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Old 08-17-11, 01:31 PM   #2
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A standard bike box will cost about $100 shipped UPS. If you get the box down below their oversize by removing the rear wheel & being clever with the handlebars & fork, it'll cost a lot less. Size is a bigger factor than weight when sending a bike. Check out their web site.

There are many shops in NYC which will supply a box & pack it up. However, there are many bike shops in NYC. You need to phone around.
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i shipped a road bike LA to Brooklyn via Fedex 2 months ago. Cost was $75. IT was in a new-bike box from a local bike store. I paid a local bike mechanic in LA $35 to box it up. The Fedex cost was right on the edge of costing about $25 more based on weight/measurement, so I was happy to get it down to the $75 charge (which at first i thought was outrageous.) I took it to 2 different Fedex locations trying to beat the price thinking one of them was high but the 2nd one was same price. I weighed and measured the box myself at home to check it out, and the measurement of the standard new-bike box i had was just slightly OVER the maximum size to get the $75 price but the clerk looked the other way, it was about 1" over.
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It might be worth looking into Amtrak and Greyhound as well. They'll take a large box (with a bike in it) from one station to another; no home pickup or delivery.
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