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Fahrrad (No. 5274338)

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 811.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Canton Of Bern, Meiringen

23 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Lehrte

25 Oct 2019


Bicycles

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

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing 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 bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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