1 (No. 6464972)

1

Total weight [kg]:

16

Distance: 493.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Saxony, Freiberg

From 27 Sep 2020 to 30 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Osnabrück

From 5 Oct 2020 to 8 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).