1 bicicleta (No. 6579602)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Milan

1 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

Peru, Lima, Lima District

10 Feb 2021


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).