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1 (No. 4482485)

1

Total weight [kg]:

40.00

Distance: 1136.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt

31 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Gdynia

7 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).