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1 (No. 4182629)

1

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 1225.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Zürich, Zürich

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Sweden, Skåne County, Malmö

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during shipping as 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 would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).