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1 bicicleta (No. 4636078)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 2169.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Chiclana De La Frontera

From 8 Sep 2019 to 11 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Zug, Rotkreuz

16 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).