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2 Fahrräder (No. 5769275)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 1334.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Austria, Vienna, Vienna

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Latvia, Rīgas Pilsēta, Riga

From 21 May 2020 to 22 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike 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, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is 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).