1 Fahrrad (No. 4848086)

1 Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 1868.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Russia, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg

From 1 Oct 2019 to 3 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Austria, Vienna, Vienna

From 3 Oct 2019 to 10 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). 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 package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks on the road as the bike will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).