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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Any of you guys ship a frame to Australia lately? What did you use and what did it run you??

ps----there are updates in my for sale list below.


Aussie shipping of frames sucks, due to the 80" limit length plus girth- it barely accommodates a wheelset shipped (most countries are 108" length plus girth). I used Fed Ex; it cost around $500, fully insured and at the buyers door four days later. This was about two years ago. Things might have changed since then, but I doubt for the better.


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Ouch. From what I have gleaned on forums, it is usually cheaper from commonwealth countries than from the US.


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Being from OZ myself I can tell you I got my STS shipped to me with all the parts (except the wheels) for $165 via USPS. It arrived in perfect condition and I bought the wheels separately. I did get the guy to dismantle the suspension part though. I also had an LTS frame sent the same way for $130 - not dismantled from The Sellution.


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Being from OZ myself I can tell you I got my STS shipped to me with all the parts (except the wheels) for $165 via USPS. It arrived in perfect condition and I bought the wheels separately. I did get the guy to dismantle the suspension part though. I also had an LTS frame sent the same way for $130 - not dismantled from The Sellution.


How small a frame was it? There is a 79" combined length and girth limit to Austrailia for Priority and Express International services. How can you get a frame in a box under 79" (12" frame) or did they send it First Class International Mail? Dismantling got it small enough?


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donny70 wrote:
Being from OZ myself I can tell you I got my STS shipped to me with all the parts (except the wheels) for $165 via USPS. It arrived in perfect condition and I bought the wheels separately. I did get the guy to dismantle the suspension part though. I also had an LTS frame sent the same way for $130 - not dismantled from The Sellution.


How small a frame was it? There is a 79" combined length and girth limit to Austrailia for Priority and Express International services. How can you get a frame in a box under 79" (12" frame) or did they send it First Class International Mail? Dismantling got it small enough?


The STS was a 16" and the LTS 18" and I'm pretty sure they were both were sent Priority, Although the LTS could have been sent 1st class. The top mount on the STS suspension was undone and the rear triangle was pulled forward over the top tube. The dude dismantled a few bits and got the forks and everything else in there bar the wheels. Lots of bubblewrap to finish it off.

Just depends on how much work you want to put into it to dismantle it...


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That's what i though dismantled fully's only...otherwise you have to go Global Express Guaranteed service and then it gets into the +$300 range at todays exchange rates.


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Did some one say ouch before? Ouch!


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donny70 wrote:

Just depends on how much work you want to put into it to dismantle it...


not true. A rigid frame will not fit in a box below the 79" limit, no matter how much work you put in. Dismantled suspension frame I can see.
The USPS uses FedEx for their global express, and it gets up there.


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The STS and LTS are both full sus. Wasn't talking about rigids, can only comment on my own experience.


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Here's a little update for US sellers.

USPS wanted $100 and $120 for a frame box and full bike box respectively. Both were headed to the west side of the country at Parcel Post rates/speed. Usually Priority is up to 108", and PP is up to 130"--but it turns out that if the box is over 108" even for Parcel Post there is a significant surcharge---like, 2-3x cost. This was new to me. Maybe my branch was crazy?

Ended up going to FedEx. I insured both and request a sig, but the frame only was $67 and the whole bike was $99.

FWIW...


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