1 bicicleta (No. 4952138)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

10.00

Distance: 294.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

16 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Peguera

18 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

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