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1 (No. 5524630)

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 892.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Austria, Styria, Graz

16 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

13 Jan 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

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