3 bikes (No. 5869585)

Total weight [kg]:

62

Distance: 1042.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Norway, Sor-Trondelag, Trondheim

10 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Sweden, Skåne County, Lund

1 Aug 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to 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 gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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