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Old 08-06-07, 12:30 PM   #1
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Any one ship a hardcase bike box from starting point to end point?

I have an S&S coupled bike and a hard-case bike box that (with a great deal of effort) I can get the uncoupled bike into. Up to now, I have either flown with the bike and box to a starting point and then returned to that same point for the trip home or I have had my wife fly with the box to my ending point.

I am considering a one-way trip where neither of these two options is available. As such, I was wondering if anyone with a hard case for an S&S coupled bike has ever shipped the (empty) bike box from the starting point to the ending point. If so, did you use UPS/FedEx? Was it expensive? Is there any advice you have for me?

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Old 08-06-07, 01:15 PM   #2
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Why not use a cardboard bike box? You can pick up a new one when you're ready to leave.
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Old 08-06-07, 02:12 PM   #3
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Have you booked a hotel/motel room at your tour's end point? They might be willing to hold on to a package that you ship to them, although they might want a fee for their time and trouble.
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Old 08-06-07, 02:30 PM   #4
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You can send things to Post Offices for later pickup. Go to your local PO and ask how .
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I shipped to hard cases from San Francisco down to SD with UPS a couple of months ago. Cost me about 130 dollars.
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Old 08-09-07, 07:49 AM   #6
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130 dollars!!!!!! That's money for food and beer.

+1 for the cardboard box. I've done it many times now.

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