ebike x 5 (No. 7912216)

ebike x 5
25 kg
Total weight:
125 kg
2524 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

23 Oct 2021

Delivery address and date

Austria, Lower Austria, Melk

Flexible dates

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Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection 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 packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting the bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jostling on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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