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Old 07-30-14, 08:51 AM   #1
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C&V-Friendly International Shipping

Hey all,

My apologies if there is a similar thread, or if I am posting this in the wrong forum, but I was wondering what your opinions are concerning international bike shipping options? I am currently based in the UK - returning to Canada relatively soon - and I am hoping to find a decently-priced and secure method of shipping a couple of newly acquired bikes back with me.

At this point, I am thinking of either shipping them as oversize baggage or freight with an airline, or using a courier.

Do you have any thoughts regarding the best methods of transporting C&V bikes?
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Skyshroud, I've successfully had bikes shipped to Canada by FedEx and DHL from Europe for reasonable rates but the real killer is the 14% import duty imposed on "complete" bikes. Depends on the value, but if they are expensive I'd be tempted to ship the wheels separately so you aren't importing "complete" bikes. Bikes older than 75 years qualify as antiques and are duty free.

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