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1 (No. 4182653)

1

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 1225.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Zurich, Zürich

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Sweden, Skåne County, Malmö

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).