6 fahrräder (No. 6781520)

6 fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

100

Distance: 1007.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halle (Saale)

23 Apr 2021

Delivery address and date

Italy, Piedmont, Turin

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – for example lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize any shocks during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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