2 Fahrräder + Packtaschen (No. 7447585)

2 Fahrräder + Packtaschen

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 1459.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lazio, Rome

From 3 Sep 2021 to 4 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Krefeld

From 6 Sep 2021 to 10 Sep 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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