2 Fahrräder (No. 6596960)

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

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

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