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2 Fahrräder (No. 5225054)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 1648.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Zurich, Andelfingen

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Norway, Oslo, Oslo

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

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

Cost of bike shipping

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