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2 Fahrräder (No. 5841803)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

60

Distance: 2382.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

29 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Austria, Carinthia, Villach

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship 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 transportation

The safest box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks on the road as the bike will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).