2 Fahrräder (Pedelec) (No. 5834626)

2 Fahrräder (Pedelec)

Total weight [kg]:

55

Distance: 1095.00 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Poitou-Charentes, La Rochelle

3 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Ravensburg

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after placing the bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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