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1 bicicleta (No. 6428700)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 177.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Gavà

12 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Aragón, Fraga

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements 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 wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks on the road as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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