1 Fahrrad (No. 5777590)

1 Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

12

Distance: 1140.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Hungary, Węgry, Komitat Veszprém, Ungarn

From 26 Jan 2020 to 21 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport 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 package, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore you should 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 (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).