1 (No. 6582884)

1

Total weight [kg]:

13

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

India, Maharashtra, Mumbaj

28 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Heidelberg

From 29 Apr 2021 to 30 Apr 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize any shocks on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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