Lastenrad (No. 7210389)

Lastenrad

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 394.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt

1 May 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).