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Fahrrad (No. 5275238)

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 subcategory comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

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