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1 bicicleta (No. 5272282)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

17.00

Distance: 1908.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Tejeda

From 31 Oct 2019 to 8 Nov 2019

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Centro, Figueira Da Foz

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).