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  1. #1
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    Canadians. Shipping a bicycle to a buyer in the USA? Its a folding bike

    Hey guys. I am in Pickering Ontario and I have a Tern 24" folding bike and a potential buyer in LA. I am going to check with my local bike store, a place I know well. I could possibly get a bicycle box there (although maybe not this time of year)...but I am wondering, how much will it cost me and who would be a good company to check on shipping a bicycle to the USA? The box could be small bc the bike is a folder, but the bicycle is about 33 LBS.

    Any experience? Any thoughts?

    thanks in advance

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    Depends on the speed of course, but it could be as much as $100-$125 by Canada Post or UPS (depending on insured value) if you tried to ship it unfolded. Canada Post also has a 1000mm limit on the longest box dimension. Even a packaged folding bike will likely weigh less than 10 pounds/cu.ft which is how they calculate shipping on lower density boxes. If you can package it in a box that has less than 3.3 cu.ft. volume, you'll be in the cheapest shipping cost range.

    Both Canada Post and UPS have an online shipping cost calculator once you know the box size and weight.
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Cool. I will check it out.

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