Questions RE: Shipbikes.com

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  1. #1 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 7:40 AM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I have a few bikes that I know I can sell if I ship them. I use to use Fedex but didn't have an account and had to lug the box to a drop off location. Looking at this website www.shipbikes.com it seems that I can pack and box, pre pay and print a label and schedule a pick up. So much easier and and less cost than other shippers. Doe's anyone have experience with them and is the process just that easy? Thanks
     
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  2. #2 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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  3. #3 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 8:46 AM

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  4. #4 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Let us know how they work out for you. Many of us use Bike Flights on a regular basis. Be good to have another option;)
     
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  5. #5 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I just printed a shipping label from Bikeflights. So I just went to Shipbikes.com to compare prices. They have a 60lb weight limit.
    I imagine most of the bikes we ship weigh more than that.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I have shipped a lot of middleweights and cruisers. Tanks, racks, fenders etc: and have never exceeded 55 pounds packed. Usually in a 52x9x28 box
     
  7. #7 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Most ballooners will exceed the 60 lb limit. If its a deluxe bike figure 65-70 lbs. Bikeflights is my go-to. Unbeatable customer service. Real, English speaking people on the other end! V/r Shawn
     
  8. #8 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    I live for the CABE

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    Looks like both are 3rd party Fedex shippers. I've only delt with bikeflights. I did see shipbikes at the CABDA show last year. They sell fancy bike shipping boxes too. I punched in some random numbers on both sights and they appear to have pretty much the same pricing.
     
  9. #9 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    They must not do much business in California then.
     
  10. #10 Posted Apr 22, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Not really sure what you mean by that but a lot of people in Cali use Bikeflights. V/r Shawn
     
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  11. #11 Posted Apr 22, 2017 at 9:31 AM

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    Looks like a jab that should be deleted:rolleyes:
     
  12. #12 Posted Apr 22, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Yeah it was a semi jab.....I'm not sure what the first statement means " Real, English speaking people" Does that mean the customer service department is in London?
     
  13. #13 Posted Apr 22, 2017 at 10:45 AM

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    The reps are in Oregon in the good old USA.not outsourced to any foreign company.
    The rates for both seem to be comparable,but I would rather stick with bikeflights.how about you use shipbikes and let us know how it worked?
     
  14. #14 Posted Apr 22, 2017 at 4:03 PM

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    I've used Bikeflights and Ship Bikes. Both worked fine. FedEx does the shipping you are just buying the label through either one of these.
     
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