Tourenrad x 2 (No. 7889934)

Tourenrad x 2
Weight
Pcs
Tourenrad
40 kg
2
Total weight:
80 kg
Distance
1455 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lazio, Rome

From 17 Sep 2021 to 18 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Witten

Flexible dates


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Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling on the road because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).