5 (No. 5745234)

5

Total weight [kg]:

60

Distance: 1704.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

1 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg

6 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).