2 bicycles (No. 6404506)

2 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 1693.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Campania, Naples

From 19 Oct 2020 to 23 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Belgium, Vlaanderen, Antwerpen

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (for example 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 fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).