Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-09-11, 07:56 PM   #1
spinnaker
Every day a winding road
Thread Starter
 
spinnaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
Posts: 4,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 170 Post(s)
Shipping Team Bike Case via FedEx / how picky is FedEx?

Has anyone ever shipped a Team Bike Case via FedEx?

I don't know where Performance or Nashbar is getting their widths but the very widest I measure is a 44 inch width. It is actually more like 43.5 inches.

If I take the wheels off, I am getting a height of 32 inches. The depth I measure is 11 inches.

At those dimensions, it is a little more expensive to ship than a standard carton but I would rather pay a bit more and ship in my case.

What I don't want to do is pay nearly double and that would happen at 45 inches.

My plan is to print the shipping bill online, use my 43x32x11 dimensions then take it to a place like Staples.

1. Has anyone ever shipped a Team bike case? It so, where did you ship it to and from and what did it cost?

2. Has anyone ever shipped a box where is was close to being over their limit? If so were you able to get it through without paying a whopper of a shipping bill?

It really is ridiculous how much the price jumps just for being an inch or two over the limit.

BTW I did take my case to FedEx for an estimate and it was the almost double price of normal shipping. But the wheels were on. The agent did not seem to be very cooperative in figuring a way to get it shipped at the cheaper price. He thought it would still cost about the same even with the wheels off.

Last edited by spinnaker; 08-09-11 at 08:04 PM.
spinnaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-11, 08:03 PM   #2
spinnaker
Every day a winding road
Thread Starter
 
spinnaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
Posts: 4,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 170 Post(s)
BTW I see I did post this before

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ighlight=Fedex

Some good ideas in the thread.

But thought I would post again with some fresh information and thoughts.
spinnaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:18 PM.