1 bicicleta (No. 4765356)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

7.00

Distance: 531.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Martorell

From 12 Aug 2019 to 14 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castilla Y León, Hortigüela

14 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be 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 remove all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle 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 parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting 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 find a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).