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1 Fahrrad (No. 4880330)

1 Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 535.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Platten

7 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Füssen

10 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize any shocks on the road as the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).