1 bicicleta (No. 4656244)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

13.00

Distance: 491.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

From 18 Jul 2019 to 29 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Abejar

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. 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 provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

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