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1 bicicleta (No. 4766824)

Total weight [kg]:

10.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Colombia, Distrito Capital De Bogotá, Bogotá

From 1 Aug 2019 to 14 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Hanover

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).