1 bicicleta (No. 4755568)

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 703.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

From 10 Sep 2019 to 12 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Platja D'aro

13 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should remove all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jolting during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

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

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).