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2 Fahrräder (No. 4488113)

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 960.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Hungary, Pest Megye, Budaörs

21 Jun 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim

25 Jun 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate container or 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 be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).