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    sending bike to PH

    any idea on how much will it cost to send a mountain bike to the philippines from california?
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    If you're doing the balikbayan box route, you'll have to figure a way to stuff the wheelset into a 22X22 box (I think that's the largest one). I'm almost certain it will work... easier if the tires are off, obviously. As far as frame, well it's easier if you have full susser, that way you can disassemble the rear swingarm. So the cost would be the cheapest balikbayan service you can get.

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    Actually a balikbayan box does have standard sizes but you can also ship an odd size box. I have done that. Check with Manila Forwarder Balikbayan Box - Ship, Travel, Remit. Find and call their local rep.

    Hope this is not too late. Where do you plan to ride. There is good riding arounf Santa Rosa about 20 mi south of Manila.
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    how much does it usually cost sending a frame from the US using the balikbayan box? how many days does it take to arrive? do we have to pay customs in the philippines?

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    thanks, do i need to pay customs tax?
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    My experience sending a BB box was that there was no additional charges for taxes or customs. The initial fee which, depends on your sending location and the company you use, is all inclusive.
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    im planning to have my LBS boxed it on its original box. im not sure whats the dimension of that box.
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    If you are flying to the PI, some airlines allow one bike box free (like Singapore or Asiana).

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    If you are flying to the PI, some airlines allow one bike box free (like Singapore or Asiana).
    THANK YOU FOR THIS INFO!!! I fly singapore, Cathay or Japan airlines!!!

    It's true, it's more fun in the Philippines!!! I wish I could retire tomorrow..and go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesinoc View Post
    THANK YOU FOR THIS INFO!!! I fly singapore, Cathay or Japan airlines!!!

    It's true, it's more fun in the Philippines!!! I wish I could retire tomorrow..and go home.
    Check out the Luggage restrictions of the airlines. It will normally say that a bicycle will count as one of your checked in pieces (even if it's oversized).

    From Singapore's site:
    Bicycles
    For bicycles, you will be charged a standard excess baggage charge of 6 kg which is applicable for the first 15 kg of the bicycle. For every kg beyond the first 15 kg, normal excess baggage charges will apply. Excess baggage charges vary by zone of travel. As examples:

    If you are travelling from Singapore to Malaysia and your bicycle weighs 20 kg, you will be charged a total of USD88 (at USD8 / kg). This is calculated as follows: 8 x 6 (for the first 15 kg) + 8 x 5 (for the next 5 kg) = USD88.
    If you are travelling from Europe to Singapore, the amount charged will be USD550 (at USD50 / kg). This is calculated as follows: 50 x 6 (for the first 15kg) + 50 x 5 (for the next 5kg) = USD550.
    For excess baggage charges between zones, please click here.

    No excess baggage is charged if the total weight of your checked baggage and bicycle is within the free baggage allowance. Above which, a standard charge of 6kg for the first 15kg will apply. The normal excess baggage will apply after the 15kg.

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    Check out the Luggage restrictions of the airlines. It will normally say that a bicycle will count as one of your checked in pieces (even if it's oversized).

    From Singapore's site:
    Bicycles
    For bicycles, you will be charged a standard excess baggage charge of 6 kg which is applicable for the first 15 kg of the bicycle. For every kg beyond the first 15 kg, normal excess baggage charges will apply. Excess baggage charges vary by zone of travel. As examples:

    If you are travelling from Singapore to Malaysia and your bicycle weighs 20 kg, you will be charged a total of USD88 (at USD8 / kg). This is calculated as follows: 8 x 6 (for the first 15 kg) + 8 x 5 (for the next 5 kg) = USD88.
    If you are travelling from Europe to Singapore, the amount charged will be USD550 (at USD50 / kg). This is calculated as follows: 50 x 6 (for the first 15kg) + 50 x 5 (for the next 5kg) = USD550.
    For excess baggage charges between zones, please click here.

    No excess baggage is charged if the total weight of your checked baggage and bicycle is within the free baggage allowance. Above which, a standard charge of 6kg for the first 15kg will apply. The normal excess baggage will apply after the 15kg.

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    My Bike survived it's trans-Pacific journey in a bike box/soft bike bag case. Cost of extra baggage (50lb weight) via All Nippon Air was $150 (from East Coast US to MNL) another 40 to my place in the boonies.

    I was able to make a box within the 80 cu. in. bag size the airline wanted and fit the 90% disassemble bike in it.

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    I just recently sent a niner frame via lbc to the philippines. I used the original box and got charged $65 for shipping and insurance. It arrived safely.

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    "I just recently sent a niner frame via lbc to the philippines. I used the original box and got charged $65 for shipping and insurance. It arrived safely. "

    Holy crap that's cheap. In the East Coast I was charged close to $200 by Forex.
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    Pobox.ph - Philippine Online Box - just like forex, sea freight, but they offer non-standard box sizes depending on L, W, and H

    Johnny Air -> not cheap but you won't wait a month before package arrives since it's air freight, but you'll pick up your item either in makati branch or sm megamall. Useful for small items (headset, handlebar, stem, casette, as long as its small)

    I've tried both but for non-bike items. So far no problems experienced. Been using their services for over a year already with 5 to 6 shipments per month.

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    Here's what I got from PAL's website

    Philippine Airlines :: Sports Equipment

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    ok already got a quote
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