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1 bicicleta (No. 4708932)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Colombia, Distrito Capital De Bogotá, Bogotá

3 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, Nice

5 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

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

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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