2 E-Bikes (No. 5008162)

2 E-Bikes

Total weight [kg]:

60.00

Distance: 1069.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lazio, Rome

11 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Pfatter

15 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally 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. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks on the road because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).