1 Mountainbike (No. 5048014)

1 Mountainbike

Total weight [kg]:

13.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Vietnam, Quận 1, Tp Hcm

From 17 Nov 2019 to 19 Nov 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe

From 31 Jan 2020 to 29 Feb 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after placing the bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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