1 bicicleta (No. 7430632)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

6 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

United States, New York City, New York

Flexible dates

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Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jolting during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

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