Re: [CR] shipping frame from US to Australia.

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Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:38:40 -0500
From: "Via Bicycle" <viabicycle@gmail.com>
To: Jon Fischer <cuda2k@hotmail.com>
Cc: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] shipping frame from US to Australia.


Yes, Ray and jon are correct. Whatever the case, it was shipped and received in excellent condition. I guess I was lucky! now I know for next time. joel ralph flood http://bikeville.blogspot.com/ philadelphia, PA

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:30 PM, Jon Fischer <cuda2k@hotmail.com> wrote:
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> Appears his local USPS office may have misread Austria for Australia. I re
> cently shipped a frame to Germany which has a 108" limit, as does a numbe
> r of European countries. Unfortunately for the frame in question and it's
> potential destination of Australia, it is indeed a limit of 79" as Mr. Do
> bbins states. Here's the USPS website information on the Int. Priority siz
> e limit and the exceptions.
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> http://pe.usps.gov/text/imm/immc2_017.htm
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> Jon Fischer
> Dallas, Texas, USA
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>> Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:43:34 -0800
>> From: raydobbins2003@yahoo.com
>> To: viabicycle@gmail.com; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>> Subject: Re: [CR] shipping frame from US to Australia.
>>
>>
>>
>> Ralph, the guys at your Post Office must like you, or they don't know
> what
>> they're doing and you got lucky. The max size for Priority Int'l is 79".
>> The limit goes up to 108" with Global Express Guaranteed (GXG), and t
> he
>> price of shipping a 58cm frame by GXG would be about $400.
>>
>> Looks like your Post Office gave you the GXG size restriction, but at t
> he m
>> uch lower Priority price.
>>
>> I helped out Greg Softley a few times by receiving bikes from US sellers
> wh
>> o didn't want to ship outside the US. I would tear the bike down and re-
>> package it to make it as small as possible and then ship it via US Postal
> S
>> ervice. It was never less than $300, not including the wheels!
>>
>> This is what the the last re-packaged box looked like:
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>> http://www.raydobbins.com/misc/repacked_1.jpg
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>> This is the inside of the box:
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>> http://www.raydobbins.com/misc/repacked_2.jpg
>>
>> This particular frame was a 54 c-c, and it still was over the 79" size
> limi
>> t. I don't believe you can box it any smaller than this.
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>> Maybe next time I can send you the box and you can ship it through your p
> os
>> t office? ;)
>>
>> Ray Dobbins
>> Miami Florida USA
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>> --- On Thu, 2/19/09, Via Bicycle <viabicycle@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> From: Via Bicycle <viabicycle@gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CR] shipping frame from US to Australia.
>> To: "jeffrey piwonka" <jmpiwonka@yahoo.com>
>> Cc: "classic rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>> Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 10:04 AM
>>
>> Jeff,
>> I recently(jan. 2009) sent an on-topic frameset to Australia US
>> priority airmail for around $80, i think. it may have been less, but
> I
>> know it was not more than $80. It was just a frame and fork(58cm), so
>> the box was able to be smaller as the fork was not installed. I had no
>> size restrictions problem. Just look on the USPS website, I think the
>> max girth is 108" and that is easy to do a frameset under that. A lot
>> harder to do a complete bike with wheels, but is possible.
>> joel ralph flood
>> http://bikeville.blogspot.com/
>> philadelphia, PA
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 9:48 AM, jeffrey piwonka <jmpiwonka@yahoo.c
> om>
>> wrote:
>> > I've got some parts on ebay, one being a frame.
>> > I've had a question about shipping the frame to Australia and I think
>> there is no possible way to do it at a reasonable cost.
>> > USPS being the only possibility and they have some size restrictions th
> at
>> aren't generous enough for a frame and fork...
>> >
>> > Am I correct?
>> >
>> > some on topic parts that the US guys can see.
>> > http://ebay.com/<blah>
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Jeff Piwonka
>> > austin, texas usa.