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1 road bike (No. 6236235)

Total weight [kg]:

9

Distance: 786.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting the bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed 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 ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).