2 bicycles (No. 6404509)

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

Bike transport category will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).