cargobike (No. 7854845)

Weight
Pcs
cargobike
40 kg
1
Total weight:
40 kg
Distance
841 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bremen, Bremen

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Zurich, Zürich

Flexible dates


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Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).