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1 bicicleta de carretera (No. 4749404)

1 bicicleta de carretera

Total weight [kg]:

10.00

Distance: 505.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

13 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Almuñécar

14 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory 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, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting on the road because the bike will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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