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1 bicycle (No. 3726433)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

28.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Australia, Queensland, Surfers Paradise

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Norway, Oslo, Oslo

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore 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. Any protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping as the bike 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 hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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