5 (No. 5479854)

5

Total weight [kg]:

75.00

Distance: 434.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Denmark, Capital Region Of Denmark, Copenhagen

7 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping as the bike 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 would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).