4 Fahrräder (No. 6451449)

4 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

60

Distance: 748.00 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Vézelay

19 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Oelde

21 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to move it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after placing the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting on the road as the bike will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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