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Pep
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shipping a bike to Europe

Postby Pep » Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:04 pm

Apologies if I'm posting on the wrong section...

Can anyone advice on companies to ship a MTB to Europe?

Bike not very valuale (in £ term, but very valuable to me).
It's ok if it's takes a few days...

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team47b
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Re: shipping a bike to Europe

Postby team47b » Sat Nov 17, 2012 08:41 am

Where's it going from and to?

It's just a parcel, so perhaps DHL/UPS.

This link is for a parcel post supermarket, you can type in the dimensions/weight and it will give you alternative parcel companies and prices...

http://www.postagesupermarket.com/index.php?FrmMsg=2
my isetta is a 300cc bike

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Re: shipping a bike to Europe

Postby ILM Zero7 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:17 am

try DB Schenker - they charged me only 60 euros from denmark to the Uk
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Re: shipping a bike to Europe

Postby nweststeyn » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:37 am

Pet hate #437: You ARE in Europe.

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Re: shipping a bike to Europe

Postby Phil Fouracre » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:49 am

We're 'all Europeans now'!!!!

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team47b
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Re: shipping a bike to Europe

Postby team47b » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:52 am

...at the moment :wink:
my isetta is a 300cc bike

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LittleLance
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Re: shipping a bike to Europe

Postby LittleLance » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:58 pm

parce2go is a good site - I've shipped loads of times using them. The trick is to keep the dimensions of the package as small as possible as this affects the price a lot more than the weight.

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Re: shipping a bike to Europe

Postby Pep » Sat Nov 17, 2012 13:23 pm

Thanks for answers.

Yes, UK is still Europe (not sure how much longer...), sorry I got into the habit of speaking like the Brits.

From Oxfordshire UK to Hamburg Germany.

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Re: shipping a bike to Europe

Postby nweststeyn » Sat Nov 17, 2012 13:41 pm

Pep - fully understand :) I'm from Holland, living in the UK... It's been an annoyance ever since :D.

I've used ParcelMonkey to compare options before and it's always worked out quite well...


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