1 bicicleta (No. 5658007)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 601.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

19 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after putting the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).