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Shipping bikes from Europe to North America

Old 07-08-13, 09:55 PM
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Shipping bikes from Europe to North America

Hey guys, didn't see a specific place to post this so I'm trying it here.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience and/or knowledge about shipping bikes from Europe to North America (Canada to be specific). I'd be looking to ship just a few bikes to much larger quantities.

Has anyone shipped an LCL container from Europe to Canada? If so, how much did it cost?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-09-13, 02:00 AM
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There is a thread not even a week old about bringing one from Germany to Miami, FL- http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...rmany-to-Miami. I'm sure most (if not all) of the replies in that thread will be of some benefit to you.
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Old 07-09-13, 06:18 AM
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I have used a container to ship my household contents from North America to Australia. Just contact a few of the common moving/shipping companies and inquire about their prices. The one I used charged by cubic feet. They like to have a full container. As soon as a container is full, it is shipped. But if you only have a few bicycle, they won't fill a container, and so that container will sit and wait for enough bits and pieces to come along to fill it. My household goods filled 1/4 of a container, so it sat in Vancouver for several weeks before finally being shipped.
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Old 07-10-13, 06:31 AM
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Thanks no1mad. I did see that thread but there wasn't anything useful in it. I've seen a few container shippers online so I guess I'll just write to them directly and get a few quotes though I wanted to hear from people about alternative options.

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