1 rower (No. 6429302)

1 rower

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 2241.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

5 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin

10 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should 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 bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. 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 need to provide 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 can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).