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1 bycicle (No. 4900838)

1 bycicle

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 2440.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

From 19 Aug 2019 to 23 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Russia, Москва, Москва

From 1 Sep 2019 to 30 Sep 2019


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure 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. Any protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).