1 (No. 6435816)

1

Total weight [kg]:

14

Distance: 641.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Gdynia

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Poland, Silesian Voivodeship, Wisła

24 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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