Posted by: UFO
Ah yes I had assumed op was shipping frame, not a complete bike. A traditional bike box is not accepted by Canada Post as the dimensions are too big.
Regarding duty, used bikes ARE NOT exempt, at least not coming into Canada. Duty can be charged on complete bikes and built wheels, whether new or used. Tax can be charged on anything new or used.
I've heard that US duty and tax exemptions for used bikes/parts are significantly more lax than us in Canada, but I don't know what the official regulations are. I've sold and shipped a couple of Chromags down to the US and the buyers had no tax or duty issues either time.
Thanks, that's really helpful. Bikeflights looks good.
Funny thing, I used the quote page to get a price and claimed the bike was being shipped for a vacation - they want 100 usd for that! I can carry it on a plane but if I shop it they tax it? Weird.
I put down a used bike sale and they say the taxes will be figured out later. Hopefully not too much.