2 Fahrräder (No. 5807886)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

45

Distance: 1619.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bonn

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Can Pastilla

3 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jolting on the road as the bike 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 hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).