The bike arrived today!!!
Long story short, I drove to the couriers (30 miles) and was given a document to take to customs to get stamp so they could release the crate. So I drove 5 miles to the customs office and they needed a receipt or invoice to show how much I paid for the item, to determine if I owed any duties. The invoice was supposed to be on the crate, which it wasn't, so back to the house (30 miles) to print out an invoice which at this time I did not have!! On the way back to the house I emailed Alex at Evelbike (same company as EnduroEbike) to ask him to email me the invoice. He being in China I wasn't sure he would even be available at that time. Got back to the house and Alex had emailed the invoice and appologized it wasn't on the crate. Printed it out, back to customs, got it stamped, back to the couriers, loaded the crate and headed home!
Shipped in a wooden crate:
Cardboard box inside wooden crate (notice invoice, was on the cardboard box inside the crate, go figure):
Bike in box:
And this is as far as I got before I had to go to work:
I'm out of town working until this weekend
and it's drivin' me crazy!!
Ordering the Duro DM1155 knobby for the rear end and the Exustar chain guide, first upgrades