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

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From: "Jon Fischer" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:30:39 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CR] shipping frame from US to Australia.

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.

Jon Fischer Dallas, Texas, USA

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> Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:43:34 -0800
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> Subject: Re: [CR] shipping frame from US to Australia.
> Ralph, the guys at your Post Office must like you, or they don't know
> 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
> ervice. It was never less than $300, not including the wheels!
> This is what the the last re-packaged box looked like:
> This is the inside of the box:
> 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.
> 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
> --- On Thu, 2/19/09, Via Bicycle <> wrote:
> From: Via Bicycle <>
> Subject: Re: [CR] shipping frame from US to Australia.
> To: "jeffrey piwonka" <>
> Cc: "classic rendezvous" <>
> 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
> 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.
> ><blah>
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jeff Piwonka
> > austin, texas usa.