1 (No. 6579620)

1

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Milan

8 Jan 2021

Delivery address and date

Peru, Lima, Lima District

12 Feb 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container 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 transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).