2 Fahrräder (No. 4904090)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 1267.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

10 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

16 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and attach 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 foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing the bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).