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60 Fahrräder (No. 5831950)

60 Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

1250

Distance: 154.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hesse, Darmstadt

10 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Bad Mergentheim

11 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable elements – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting the bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).