1 (No. 5684726)

1

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 1186.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt

28 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County, Vukovar

27 Mar 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, 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 you place the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike 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 cm thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

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