Total weight [kg]:15.00
Distance: 1472.00 km
Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.
Preparing a bike for shipping
The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – 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 attach them to the bike 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. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jostling during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape.
If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.
Cost of bike shipping
Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateLondon, United Kingdom
From 24 Jul 2018 to 31 Jul 2018
Delivery address and dateWien, Austria