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1 bycicle (No. 4858562)

1 bycicle

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 1716.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam

From 11 Aug 2019 to 22 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

From 2 Sep 2019 to 30 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).