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1 bici (No. 3216406)

Total weight [kg]:

13.00

Distance: 634.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Granollers

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category 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 bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam 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 container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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