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City bike (No. 8254636)

City bike
Weight
Pcs
City bike
30 kg
1
Total weight:
30 kg
Distance
373 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Siegburg

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Brunswick

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section 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 bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).