Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.
Getting the bike ready for shipping
The safest box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars. After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea 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. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing your bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping because 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 find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.
Price of bike shipping
Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateKittilä, 99310, Finland
3 May 2018
Delivery address and dateOulu, Finland
5 May 2018