1 Bicicleta (No. 5652479)

1 Bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 290.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Terrassa

From 20 Apr 2020 to 23 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

23 Apr 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after placing the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping as 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 would rather hire a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

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