8 fahrräder (No. 4646941)

8 fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

200.00

Distance: 756.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Engden

9 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Passau

13 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jolting on the road because the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).