4 e bikes (No. 5684102)

4 e bikes

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 216.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Stralsund

14 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting 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 detach all the removable elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required 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 ensure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).