2 (No. 5804110)

2

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 724.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Zurich, Zürich

17 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Slovenia, Ljubljana, Ljubljana

20 May 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy 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 need to move it home. Other 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 transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to 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 (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).