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Boy bicycle (No. 7584784)

Weight
Pcs
Boy bicycle
15 kg
1
Total weight:
15 kg
Distance
2308 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Gdańsk

21 Mar 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow City

31 Mar 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport 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, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle transportation 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).