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1 (No. 4485917)

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 1161.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Gelderland, Ede

6 Jun 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).