1 Fahrrad (Tourenrad 28'') und 1 Pedelec (28'') (No. 5729166)

1 Fahrrad (Tourenrad 28'') und 1 Pedelec (28'')

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 1031.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Dortmund

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Kraków

25 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting on the road as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often 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 bike transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).