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bicycle (No. 5993808)

Total weight [kg]:

13

Distance: 666.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful 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 need to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).