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Offline awbikes

Bicycle shop Seattle
« on: June 11, 2012, 11:14:38 am »
Need to have two bicycles shipped from Seattle to Florida. Anyone have recommendations on a reputable shop?

Offline mdxix

Re: Bicycle shop Seattle
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 01:07:36 pm »
Builders of Davidson bicycles:
http://elliottbaybicycles.com/

Large store with multiple branches in the region:
http://www.greggscycles.com/

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Bicycle shop Seattle
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 01:53:00 am »
Gregg's Greenlake Cycles.  Google it.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline erniegrillo

Re: Bicycle shop Seattle
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 03:50:51 pm »
REI...  they will box it for you if you want and their Fedex rate for shipping is excellent.

Offline awbikes

Re: Bicycle shop Seattle
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 01:52:26 am »
Just for curiosity I checked Amtrak for their shipping rate. They will ship a bike to Florida (from Seattle) for $63.00. Plus the cost of 15.00 for their box. It is classified as freight and this price is for up to 100 lbs. If you provide your own box you can save 15.00. FYI their boxes are so large that you only need to remove peddles and handle bar. Racks, tires etc. can remain on the bike. Transit time is about four days so anyone considering Amtrak needs to take this into account. As the best LBS quote was 50.00 for packing and 80.00 shipping I think I will use Amtrak.

Offline bikeguyrich

Re: Bicycle shop Seattle
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 05:56:10 pm »
Wow, thanks about the Amtrak tip, That means you don,t have to have a bike shop reassemble the bike at the other end either.  What a savings

Offline awbikes

Re: Bicycle shop Seattle
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 11:11:26 pm »
FYI, I picked my bikes up in Tampa the other day. Amtrak officials in Seattle told me 4 days shipping time but it took 7 days. I have found that miss information from Amtrak is fairly common. In fact the first attendant I spoke to told me they did not even ship freight to Tampa. I knew better and checked with a second attendant who corrected the first. I have also gotten conflicting information from different attendants that was critical to the planning of other legs of my trip. This seems to be consistent over several dealings with Amtrak. This is not ment to be critical of their service as overall I found them to be helpful and a great benefit to my trip. I will DEFINATELY use them in the future. However, users need to be forewarned to do your homework.