Shipping A Tandem From The States

Postby Fraser on Sun 19/Apr/09 6:44pm

I am in the process of getting a Tandem from the states, I have been recommended to a bike shop in California. They will sell me a bike regular sized bike and ship that 200 bucks here to sunny Finland. But tell me that they won't ship the tandem as it is oversized. :eh:
Odd how I can get repair panels for the side of my VW 4m x 1.5m from california :sly:
Has anyone used a shipper like UPS or similar that they recommend?
Would it be better to ship it to a friend in the US and then get them to sort it out?
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Re: Shipping A Tandem From The States

Postby Mr_Bob on Sun 19/Apr/09 6:55pm

Thy this company
www.expeditors.com
Used them a lot when I was working in auckland.
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Re: Shipping A Tandem From The States

Postby Fraser on Sun 19/Apr/09 7:17pm

I know this sounds a little silly but how big is the box it would come in? I am assuming 3m x 1m x 30cm. Weight. Well it is like asking fat people at an airport check in I suppose, it is never mentioned in the liturature.
Lets just say it is the fuller figure stuff of bike porn.... :blush:
http://www.electrabike.com/home.php?ctg=TANDEM&bike=146109
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Re: Shipping A Tandem From The States

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 20/Apr/09 7:26am

:) Get whoever sends it to make the box as small as possible - I realise it has to inclued the bike and material to protect it etc....because 2.5 years ago I had a 61cm frame and forks(off the frame) sent from the USA to me in Auckland for $39 US :thumbsup: . The guy who I bought if from worked hard to cut the box down to the frame shape and it really help.
Good luck and I hope its easy on your pocket.
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