Author Topic: Buying a Bicycle from Europe  (Read 21997 times)

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Offline rcrampton

Re: Buying a Bicycle from Europe
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2012, 12:17:39 am »
I bought a bike locally and shipped it to Europe for a fellow touring guy on this forum a few years ago. Figuring out how to get it shipped affordably was tough. I ended up creating a business account with FedEx I think it was (or maybe it was UPS), and that let me ship internationally much cheaper than any other option I found. I believe the recipient had to pay duties on it when picking it up.

When it was all said and done (shipping, exchange rates, etc.) it came together pretty well, but it took me some hours of doing my homework to figure it out.

I know this is shipping the other direction from what you want to do but I'm just pointing out that it took some homework to find an affordable option. I burned several hours on it.

Offline Mark Manley

Re: Buying a Bicycle from Europe
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2012, 08:30:25 am »
In fact, my wife and I are planning an entire 3 month UK and Europe trip next year around picking up our Nomads in Somerset! I can't wait to get on to a Rohloff rig!

Totally off topic I know but if you are this close to Bristol, about 20 minutes on the train or a few hours to ride, you can take the cycle path to Bath and Bradford-upon-Avon, a fantastic ride. If you are feeling adventurous you can actually carry on along the Kennet and Avon canal most of the way to London but the towpath gets a bit rough in places.

Back to topic, another thumbs up for SJS cycles, they do some excellent bikes with specifications to suit everyone.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2012, 08:38:36 am by Mark Manley »