Total weight [kg]:12.00
Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle 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 bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable parts – like lights or saddles. Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape.
If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.
Cost of bike shipping
Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateSouthgate Road 146, London, N1 3GY, United Kingdom
From 3 Feb 2018 to 10 Feb 2018
Delivery address and dateSteiner Street 548, San Francisco, 94117, United States