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1 Triathlonrad (No. 4743796)

1 Triathlonrad

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 4044.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hamburg, Hamburg

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canarias, Lanzarote

From 3 Oct 2019 to 4 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike 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 bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil 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 putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bike 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 unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).