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Old 09-27-18, 10:58 AM
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I've always wondered how close you need to be with the weight. I made a rough estimate of 45-lbs on my last shipment (25-lb bike, 10-lb box/packing, 10-lb of gear) but never weighed the packed box. I suspect it might have been 50 or even 55. BF didn't seem to care.

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Old 09-27-18, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by markjenn View Post
I've always wondered how close you need to be with the weight. I made a rough estimate of 45-lbs on my last shipment (25-lb bike, 10-lb box/packing, 10-lb of gear) but never weighed the packed box. I suspect it might have been 50 or even 55. BF didn't seem to care.

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I have never weighed my boxed bike either. Since the price I got was not affected by me selecting 70 lbs. instead of a lesser, more realistic weight I went with the 70 lb. amount all four times to be on the safe side. My fear was that if I underestimated the weight and FedEx decided to weigh the box, the shipment would be delayed. That's why I like to play around with the on-line rate quote function. It only takes a few extra minutes to get quotes at different weights for the same O-D pair.
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I've always had good experience with Bikeflights, but in this instance, you're cutting it so close that if there's any hiccup in the process (i.e. weather), your plans will be trashed. At this point, I'd use the Bikeflights box to take the bike with you on the flight. Do be aware that TSA will definitely open your bike box. Put any small items (screws, nut, etc.) in a Zip-Lok bag and tape them to the frame. The box is big and isn't charged by weight (as long as you stay below 70? pounds) but rather by cubic volume. Feel free to add additional gear.

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