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hybrid bike (No. 7571036)

hybrid bike
Weight
Pcs
hybrid bike
30 kg
1
Total weight:
30 kg
Distance
301 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Ireland, County Cork, Blarney

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Wicklow, Wicklow

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing the bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is 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).