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3 Fahrräder (No. 4643089)

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 804.00 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, Nice

6 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

From 7 Sep 2019 to 15 Sep 2019


Bicycles

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

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jolting during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

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