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  • Sending a frame to Europe (spefically France) – courier recommendations?
  • Premier Icon theflatboy
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    Anyone got any wisdom to impart for good service including reasonable cost of insurance for moderate value frame?

    Cheers in advance…

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    Anyone? Even recommendations of dependable firms in the UK would be useful, so I can investigate European services.

    Premier Icon julianwilson
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    I used parcel2go with parcelforce worldwide as the carrier, but for muxh less than it would have been if I had just taken it to the post office. Presumably they give you their business rate plus a couple of quid middleman profit. You need to print the labels yourself iirc, and if it is a frame then getting the dimensions of the box down is key as the “volumetric weight” will be far more than 2kg frame and packaging. So a few years ago i sent (to France) a medium fs frame and a few bits in a cut down frame box. Volume-versus-weight meant I could be very generous/careful with the packing and padding and it was less than £30 for 48hrs fully tracked and insured up to £500.

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    That’s really useful, thanks – parcel2go seem to come in marginally cheaper than p4d. Being able to go extras on the packing / padding is definitely useful I’d say!

    Premier Icon hora
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    If you send it via RM, make sure you seperate the shock and gift-wrap along with an empty gift ‘to you’ swing tag on

    Premier Icon mrlugz
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    I used http://www.bikeflights.com/ to send my Krampus to Norway. I had no issues with them.

    Cost about £50 IIRC, but that was full bike and fully insured. Price is dependant on volume so a frame by itself would no doubt be a lot less.

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    If you send it via RM, make sure you seperate the shock and gift-wrap along with an empty gift ‘to you’ swing tag on

    This has crossed my mind… losing the shock / entire frame en route would not be good!

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    Cheers MrL.

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