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1 Pedelec (No. 5719490)

1 Pedelec

Total weight [kg]:

23

Distance: 574.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

4 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

5 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should 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. All of the free space remaining in the package after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

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

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).