4 Fahrräder (No. 5702618)

4 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 757.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Aargau, Oberentfelden

6 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

France, Occitanie, Decazeville

8 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, 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. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (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. All of the empty space left in the box after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).