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1 bicycle (No. 6501928)

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 1051.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

From 1 Sep 2020 to 4 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, East Sussex, Hastings

From 5 Sep 2020 to 19 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – 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 moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).