1 bicicleta (No. 5490440)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

12.00

Distance: 570.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Würzburg

From 14 Jan 2020 to 17 Jan 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Bad Schwartau

From 14 Jan 2020 to 17 Jan 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after putting the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often 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 as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).