Mountainbike x 2 (No. 7869444)

Mountainbike x 2
Weight
Pcs
Mountainbike
15 kg
2
Total weight:
30 kg
Distance
2027 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Greece, Attyka, Athens

29 Oct 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

Flexible dates

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Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t have to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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