E-Bike (No. 5032966)

E-Bike

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 2755.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Vélez-Málaga

3 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Stockelsdorf

10 Dec 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jostling on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends 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).