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3 (No. 5742890)

3

Total weight [kg]:

49

Distance: 829.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

From 28 May 2020 to 29 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck

30 May 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar 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 box, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after placing the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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 delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).