2 Fahrräder (No. 5371710)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

45.00

Distance: 2026.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

7 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Stadtmitte

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. 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 Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing your bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

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