2 fahrräder (No. 7388203)

2 fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 2367.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

7 May 2021

Delivery address and date

Greece, Heraklion, Heraklion

21 May 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after placing the bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the 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 often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

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