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Posted: Oct 3, 2020 at 7:14 Quote
We have a buyer for our Fat Bike but he lives in Calgary and we are in Toronto. He says he will pay the shipping and insurance costs if reasonable. We have no idea how to get prices or find a reliable shipper that will also provide insurance for safe arrival.
We would appreciate any advice members can give us on how to ship our bike. Thanks so much.

Posted: Oct 4, 2020 at 4:21 Quote
what about checking with your local bike shop? You could also pick up a bike box at your local shop, pack it up and use eshipper to get rates.. I've used them for lots of smaller items and they are great

Posted: Oct 4, 2020 at 10:24 Quote
I've used bike flights several times for shipping, and receiving bikes.

https://www.bikeflights.com/

Most bike shops will have a packing service. I think the last one I used charged $45us to pack the bike for shipping, slapped the label on, and let the carrier pick it up from their store.

Posted: Oct 4, 2020 at 10:50 Quote
The previous posters all offer excellent suggestions. I would add that if you should decide to pack and ship the bike yourself, go to The Pros Closet website and check out their video on how to pack a bike for shipping. I've shipped 2 bikes recently and would've been clueless on doing it correctly were it not for their video.

Posted: Oct 5, 2020 at 13:25 Quote
coleboyb wrote:
what about checking with your local bike shop? You could also pick up a bike box at your local shop, pack it up and use eshipper to get rates.. I've used them for lots of smaller items and they are great

Thanks for your response, I did contact our local bike shop.They said they would even give me a box. I learned the process of weighing, measuring, boxing, shipping and insurance was not worth the effort. Will sell locally. Not in a rush.

Posted: Oct 5, 2020 at 13:29 Quote
jimmytang1 wrote:
The previous posters all offer excellent suggestions. I would add that if you should decide to pack and ship the bike yourself, go to The Pros Closet website and check out their video on how to pack a bike for shipping. I've shipped 2 bikes recently and would've been clueless on doing it correctly were it not for their video.

Thanks for your response. I learned the process of packing, shipping, and arranging insurance, etc. requires more effort that I am willing to put in and so I will just sell locally.

Posted: Oct 5, 2020 at 13:30 Quote
krsbr79 wrote:
I've used bike flights several times for shipping, and receiving bikes.

https://www.bikeflights.com/

Most bike shops will have a packing service. I think the last one I used charged $45us to pack the bike for shipping, slapped the label on, and let the carrier pick it up from their store.

Thanks for your response. Our bike shop does not have a packing service but they would give me a box. I have decided, from what I have learned, that it’s too much effort and I’m only going to sell locally now.

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