2 Fahrräder (No. 5818598)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 1367.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

27 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful 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 ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting the bike in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during shipping because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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