1 bicicleta (No. 5507702)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 521.00 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Puissalicon

10 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, La Navarra, Orreaga/roncesvalles

11 Aug 2020


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore 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 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges 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).