Fahrrad (No. 4767860)

Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

19.00

Distance: 572.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

From 19 Sep 2019 to 20 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

From 20 Sep 2019 to 23 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you need to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jostling during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).