Fahrräder (No. 4767592)

Fahrräder

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 675.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

23 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Slovakia, Bratislava Region, Bratislava

24 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Cost 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 delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).