1 Rower (No. 5890277)

1 Rower

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 2293.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Szczecin

From 23 Mar 2020 to 31 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

From 30 Mar 2020 to 31 Mar 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. 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 vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the 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 placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and 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 empty space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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