4 Fahrräder (E-Bikes) (No. 5873994)

4 Fahrräder (E-Bikes)

Total weight [kg]:

150

Distance: 1459.00 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, Saint-Tropez

27 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Brake

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and attach them 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. All of the protruding elements (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting your bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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 chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).