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1 bike, ideally with wheels on and only handlebar taken off. (No. 6449009)

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 1279.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Bovisio-Masciago

20 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Hertfordshire, Borehamwood

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section 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 bike online and you have to ship it home. Other 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 best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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