Listing no longer available - expired.

1 bicicleta (No. 5920495)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 642.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

2 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

8 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally 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 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping 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).