1 bicicleta (No. 5528759)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

7.73

Distance: 2686.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Alonsotegi

From 22 Jun 2020 to 23 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Norway, Rogaland, Stavanger

From 30 Jun 2020 to 1 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jostling during transportation because the bicycle 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 decide to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).