1 bicicleta de montaña (No. 4648477)

1 bicicleta de montaña

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 1105.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Molins De Rei

4 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Aracena

11 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for creating 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 box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to 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 (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after putting the bike in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

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