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1 rower (No. 4523205)

1 rower

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 934.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Silesian Voivodeship, Ruda Slaska

10 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Gau-Algesheim

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during transportation because the bicycle 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 transport the bike, you don’t 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 often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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