2 Fahrräder (No. 7134471)

2 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 2823.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Norway, Nordland, Bodø

27 Jul 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Weil Im Schönbuch

Flexible dates

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Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

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

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).