1 BICICLETA (No. 7128057)

1 BICICLETA

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 2320.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Ávila‎

5 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Dublin, County Dublin

30 Aug 2021

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Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have 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 bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements 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 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – 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 bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).