I usually pull mine 3 times a year (twice in summer and once in winter). All above sounds good and I’ve never needed a high quality syringe. I just use the freebies that the pharmacy gives out for kid medicine.
I also did the google search to locate an ergon seat to find out after calling a few shops that if they have ever ordered any one item from ergon they appear on the website as a dealer. Many don’t carry the majority of the ergon line.
I’ve used bike flights and it was an easy process. You can get a quote by emailing them, box it, measure weight etc and they send you the shipping labels. Then you just drop it off at UPS. It was quite a bit cheaper than going direct to the shipping company as well.
I have one of these that you can have if you want it.
Westview Plaza, road and mtn biker and physio for BC Bike Race.