1 bicicleta (No. 7248868)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 1475.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Villingen-Schwenningen

22 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them 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 foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. 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 safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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