1 bicicleta (No. 4708794)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 2425.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Santa Cruz De La Palma

13 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Asturias, Gijón/xixón

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).