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1 (No. 4781920)

1

Total weight [kg]:

10.00

Distance: 353.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

From 15 Aug 2019 to 16 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).