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1 (No. 4732440)

1

Total weight [kg]:

10.00

Distance: 1576.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

From 6 Aug 2019 to 6 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Belgium, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale - Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Brussels

9 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).