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1 E-Bike mit Karton verpackt (No. 5724842)

1 E-Bike mit Karton verpackt

Total weight [kg]:

26

Distance: 2255.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Porto District, Porto

2 May 2020


Bicycles

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

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally 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 protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after putting your bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

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

Price of bike 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 desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).