1 E-Bike (No. 5790362)

1 E-Bike

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 544.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Radolfzell

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Nevers

6 May 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends 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).