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  1. #1
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    shipping a bike overseas......

    I might be headed to Korea to teach for six months and I was wondering if anyone has shipped a bike overseas - how much did it cost and how did you go about it?......I figure I'd break down the handlebars, strip off the pedals, remove wheels............looking for some advice........
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    Ahhh, perfect timing. My middle son is going to Japan in the AirForce and will be wanting his bike. I told him I would get it to him. I better keep an eye on this one.
    I do know I need to get a box from my LBS. From there I dunno. I keep thinking ship it UPS but. . . . .

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    I have taken my bike with me plenty of times on (or get your LBS to do it for you) repack it in a box from your LBS and just check it in (just make sure you are within your weight limit with your airline). Shipping is pretty much the same, repack your bike into its box (or any bike box) and contact a shipping company or UPS etc. Trouble with that is it can be pretty expensive to ship with those guys...which is why I try and travel with my bike where possible.

    Another option is to buy a bike where you are gonna be and then sell it when you leave...may not cost you anymore than the shipping costs...just an idea. My problem with that is I would end up keeping the bike!

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