2 Fahrräder (No. 4718912)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 845.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Zürich, Zürich

From 5 Aug 2019 to 17 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

From 15 Aug 2019 to 31 Aug 2019


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container in which you can transport 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 fragile elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to 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 shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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