2 Pedelecs (No. 5833682)

2 Pedelecs

Total weight [kg]:

25

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 subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

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