1 (No. 5866208)

1

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

India, Maharashtra, Mira Bhayandar

7 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg Im Breisgau

27 Mar 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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