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2 (No. 6382129)

2

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 233.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hamburg, Hamburg

8 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Osnabrück

15 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside 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 provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).