2 Fahrräder (No. 6469409)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 2052.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Orihuela

27 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Arnsberg

30 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).