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2 (No. 4754560)

2

Total weight [kg]:

40.00

Distance: 603.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Sopot

18 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Kraków

19 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).