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2 (No. 5669555)

2

Total weight [kg]:

35

Distance: 672.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poznań

26 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Passau

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them 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 elements (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).