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Trekkingbike x 2 (No. 7826411)

Trekkingbike x 2
Weight
Pcs
Trekkingbike
15 kg
2
Total weight:
30 kg
Distance
950 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, Avignon

3 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne

10 Sep 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam 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. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).