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  1. #1
    Bike touring webrarian
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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?

    Thanks,

    Ray

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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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    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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    Senior Member ken cummings's Avatar
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    You can send things to Post Offices for later pickup. Go to your local PO and ask how .
    This space open

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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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    Left OZ now in Malaysia jibi's Avatar
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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.

    george
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