Fahrrad x 1, Umzugskarton x 2 (No. 7827937)

Fahrrad x 1, Umzugskarton x 2
Weight
Pcs
Fahrrad
17 kg
1
Umzugskarton
5 kg
2
Total weight:
27 kg
Distance
1088 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

From 17 Sep 2021 to 19 Sep 2021

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Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling on the road as the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).