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1 bicicleta con alforjas (No. 4887026)

1 bicicleta con alforjas

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 376.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Algete

6 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Puebla De Sanabria

8 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore 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 protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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