12 Fahrräder / E-bikes (No. 5732594)

12 Fahrräder / E-bikes

Total weight [kg]:

300

Distance: 744.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Slovenia, Administrative Unit Maribor, Maribor

12 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Balingen

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).