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rower gorski rozmiar m (No. 5894797)

rower gorski rozmiar m

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 2139.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Silesian Voivodeship, Gliwice

17 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Dumfries And Galloway, Newton Stewart

21 Mar 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jostling on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).