bicycle (No. 7440298)

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United States, Michigan, Gaylord

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Porto District, Porto

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after placing the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around in the container. 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 need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).