4 Fahrräder (No. 5924890)

4 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 1416.00 km

Pick-up address and date

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

19 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Saxony, Dresden

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing 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 ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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