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Other Vehicles, Bicycles Listed: 2018-10-13 09:14

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(No. 3363729)

Total weight [kg]:

12.00

Distance: 1235.00 km

Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price). 

Pick-up address and date

Munich, Germany

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Newbury, United Kingdom

Flexible dates