1 bicicleta (No. 5890886)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

50

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Colombia, Distrito Capital De Bogotá, Bogotá

25 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Czech Republic, Zlin Region, Zlin

4 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container 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 you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore 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. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jolting during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).