3 Fahrräder (No. 4616001)

3 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

40.00

Distance: 637.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Hummeltal

8 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Apen

15 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially 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 are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea 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 (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is 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).