Shipping a recumbent

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mark aldridge
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Shipping a recumbent

Postby mark aldridge » 25 Nov 2014, 5:52pm

I am being driven mad trying to get information out of courier companies.

Does anyone know of a courier company that can ship my recumbent to Germany.

I appear to be banging my head against a brick wall with the maximum size clause.

Thanks

Mark

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Tigerbiten
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Re: Shipping a recumbent

Postby Tigerbiten » 25 Nov 2014, 6:03pm

Which recumbent is it ??
How well does it/how much do you want to collapse it down ??

notme2
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Re: Shipping a recumbent

Postby notme2 » 25 Nov 2014, 7:51pm

When I bought my trike second hand, I arranged for paisley freight to ship it. All it needed was boxing by the seller and labeling

Paisley freight organised the couriers to ship it from seller to me.

http://www.comparecargorates.com/getaqu ... e=accurate

found that site when i was looking to send my trike to Aus

Joe.B
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Re: Shipping a recumbent

Postby Joe.B » 25 Nov 2014, 10:09pm

I used Interlink Express to sent a Trike about a year ago. I don't recall the cost but I don't think it was too bad. I found a great big tripple walled cube shaped box at work that was perfect.

swscotland bentrider
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Re: Shipping a recumbent

Postby swscotland bentrider » 26 Nov 2014, 8:43pm

Another thumbs up for Paisley Freight.

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pjclinch
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Re: Shipping a recumbent

Postby pjclinch » 29 Nov 2014, 9:48am

Drop a line to a 'bent dealer, especially one that deals with German trikes, and see how they'd go about a warranty return...
Often seen riding a bike around Dundee...

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Redvee
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Re: Shipping a recumbent

Postby Redvee » 29 Nov 2014, 11:21am

Not sure about their max. size dimensions but parcel2go are cheapish, around £20 for a bike box collected from home.

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Re: Shipping a recumbent

Postby Trikeyohreilly » 30 Nov 2014, 5:47pm

I was sent a trike fully assembled via FedeX, don't know the cost as I didn't pay. I have also been sent two other ICE trikes, one folding and one not, but both in the same size relativly small box.
I still have the box should the dimensions be of any use? None of these international so maybe not that much help. It has to be possible. Good luck.