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1 bicicleta (No. 5531070)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

13.00

Distance: 2035.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Vélez-Málaga

25 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Belgium, Walloon Region, Mons

15 Jan 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section 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, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting your bike in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).