1 Bicicleta (No. 4670804)

1 Bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

40.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Colombia, Distrito Capital De Bogotá, Bogotá

From 4 Sep 2019 to 27 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Bilbao

From 4 Sep 2019 to 4 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during shipping 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 want to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).