3 e-bikes (No. 5831910)

3 e-bikes

Total weight [kg]:

85

Distance: 1582.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Aargau, Muri

29 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Asturias, Oviedo

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jostling during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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