4 rowery (No. 5693442)

4 rowery

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 1866.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Kraków

29 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Apulia, Bari

1 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).