1 E-bike OHNE Gepäck (No. 5611563)

Total weight [kg]:

22.00

Distance: 2226.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Brühl

25 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Lisbon, Lisbon

28 Feb 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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