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1 (No. 5249986)

1

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt

1 Nov 2019

Delivery address and date

Bolivia, La Paz, La Paz

10 Nov 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – 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 assure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends 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).