1 bicycle (No. 7471347)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

19

Distance: 1289.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Denmark, Region Syddanmark, Odense

15 Apr 2021

Delivery address and date

Finland, Länsi-Suomi, Tampere

15 Apr 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).