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1 bicicleta (No. 6357763)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

9

Distance: 3242.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Greece, Attyka, Athens

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach 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 wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping because 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 find a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges 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).