1 Fahrrad (No. 5046778)

1 Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

35.00

Distance: 621.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Krefeld

From 9 Sep 2019 to 16 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Vézelay

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting on the road because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges 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).