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Old 05-13-19, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Yeah, with the EU it's pretty standard (CH notwithstanding).

US to EU prices differ significantly. US is usually quite cheap on anything found in both location. However, EU-specific things like boxbikes are much cheaper over here, especially when a real second-hand market exists.

Why cite a $1000 difference?
Someone posted something about 1000 and the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe I miss read but I took it to mean that prices were 1000 more in the USA.
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Old 05-13-19, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
But you super glued your seatpost? Seriously?
Yep. I drilled two small holes thru the seat tube and seat post... then hammered two roll pins into the holes. That kept the seat post from moving in the seat tube. For extra security, I squirt large amount of superglue into the seat tube.

So far, it's holding up very good. No movement at all.

I leave the bike outside everyday. So, I reckon the seat tube and post are rusted together by now...which is fine by me since the seat height is perfect for me.
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Old 05-13-19, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Honestly, just fly over to AMS. It's cheap to stay and just bring a bike back in a box.

My last flight from Boston to London Gatwick was $99 on a Norwegian 787. Transatlantic flights are very cheap right now.

Also, use kiwi.com to connect up flights from different carriers.
If one is doing a Euro vacation...then bringing back a Dutch bike makes economic sense.

But I don't know if I would want to deal with flying with a big heavy bicycle.
Dutch bikes use big 28" wheel--the old standard. The frame is very large usually and heavy galvanized steel. I would be paranoid that is is damaged by luggage handlers who like to throw things into the air.
Not sure about the airline fees of such a large box.
What about US customs? Is there tariff on bicycle from Europe?

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Old 05-13-19, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
If one is doing a Euro vacation...then bringing back a Dutch bike makes economic sense.

But I don't know if I would want to deal with flying with a big heavy bicycle.
Dutch bikes use big 28" wheel--the old standard. The frame is very large usually. I would be paranoid that is is damaged by luggage handlers who like to throw things into the air.
Not sure about the airline fees of such a large box.
What about US customs?
No.

28" in Dutch or 28er in German is just a 622 wheel (or what Americans/French call a 700c). That's why ETRTO should be used.

No one is going to throw a boxed up bicycle on an international flight. They're heavy (probably 30 kg boxed up). They're super durable. I had one in Copenhagen that lived on a square in front of flat and it was lying on it's side every morning. Nothing will happen to it.

I would get a USED bike in Holland (VERY decent ones will run 3-400 include a nice Batavus).

If it's used, there's no duty involved, but you should get like $800 duty free (last time I entered the US).

You're making this much harder than it needs to be and flights are cheap even this late in the season.
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Old 05-13-19, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by flyjimmy View Post
Someone posted something about 1000 and the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe I miss read but I took it to mean that prices were 1000 more in the USA.
Yes The prices they were advertised at in the US a couple of years ago were around or above 2000 dollars for a Gazelle Tour populair or a relatively basic Azor. The Tour populair is overpriced anyway, but is around 900 euro here. Let's say shipping and customs is a 100, currency conversion is a 100 and logistics/lower numbers counts for a 100, there's still a huge gap.
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Old 05-13-19, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Stadjer View Post
Yes The prices they were advertised at in the US a couple of years ago were around or above 2000 dollars for a Gazelle Tour populair or a relatively basic Azor. The Tour populair is overpriced anyway, but is around 900 euro here. Let's say shipping and customs is a 100, currency conversion is a 100 and logistics/lower numbers counts for a 100, there's still a huge gap.
The link I posted sells basic Azors for around $1000 USD plus $100 shipping.

Gazelles USA now sells its Tour Pop is $1,300, plus shipping.

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Old 05-13-19, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
The link I posted sells basic Azors for around $US 1000 plus $100 shipping.

Gazelles USA now sells its Tour Pop is $1,300, plus shipping.
That's reasonable. The tour populair is still overpriced though but it's also overpriced in the Netherlands. Azor is still cheap for it's quality.

Maybe it has changed, and I don't want to accuse every American shop of overpricing. But back then I got the impression that some thought they could ask more than 2000 dollars just because it's the best of it's kind (or pretends to be in case of the TP). It is the best of it's kind, that kind just isn't that expensive to make. It's a bit like trying to sell a Mercedes 2.0 diesel for Ferrari prices, just because it's the best 2.0 diesel around.
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Your other thread on this got moved to what is it worth ?, because moderators assumed you wanted to sell it
you wanted a value estimate..


unlike houses most bikes really dont go up in value as they get older...



To sell? list it on eBay,, the bidding will tell you what its worth..







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