6 rowerów (No. 4719204)

6 rowerów

Total weight [kg]:

120.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Torun

29 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Irun

4 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).