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1 (No. 5707239)

1

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

15 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

United States, Idaho, Idaho Falls

3 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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