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1 Bicycle (No. 4806952)

1 Bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 1869.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lazio, Bracciano

22 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, Brighton

5 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jolting during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – 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 the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).