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Bicycle (No. 5296286)

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 2332.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hesse, Offenbach

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Área Metropolitana De Lisboa, Lisbon

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jolting during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).