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1 (No. 6243804)

1

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Duisburg

1 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

India, Telangana, Hyderabad

13 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to move it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (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 similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).