2 Fahrräder (No. 6596927)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 1459.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lazio, Rome

21 May 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Essen

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. 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 delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jolting during shipping because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).