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1 Mountainbike (No. 5856760)

1 Mountainbike

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 739.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Belgium, Flanders, Tielt-Winge

23 Mar 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, 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 usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).