1 (No. 4852678)

1

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 1175.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Gdańsk

From 20 Sep 2019 to 23 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Koblenz

30 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jolting on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need 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 usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).