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6 (No. 4652104)

6

Total weight [kg]:

60.00

Distance: 355.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poznań

9 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Swinoujscie

10 Aug 2019


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jostling on the road as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost 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 chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).