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1 bicycle (No. 6325824)

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 284.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, , Mudenbach

From 12 Jul 2020 to 16 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Belgium, Brussels, Brussels

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

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