E-Bike-Tandem (No. 5389022)

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 1964.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

From 16 Mar 2020 to 30 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Bilbao

From 30 Mar 2020 to 2 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you need to move it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting 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 package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

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