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1 bicycles plus the box (No. 5763594)

1 bicycles plus the box

Total weight [kg]:

23

Distance: 393.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt

29 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

8 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

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

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).