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1 rower (No. 4665476)

1 rower

Total weight [kg]:

17.00

Distance: 1233.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Lubusz Voivodeship, Zielona Gora

28 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Norway, Akershus, Fagerstrand

30 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the removable parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting your bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jostling during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is 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).