I Triathlon bike (No. 5830727)

I Triathlon bike

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 1704.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Nottinghamshire, Sutton-In-Ashfield

18 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Austria, Styria, Graz

22 May 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after putting the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not 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 usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).