1 bicicleta (No. 4632628)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 1989.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Argentina, Río Negro, San Carlos De Bariloche

20 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Argentina, Catamarca Province, Fiambala

7 Jan 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you ought to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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