2 ebikes (No. 5809650)

2 ebikes

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 1480.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Ireland, County Dublin, County Dublin

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Triberg

1 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).