10 (No. 4518329)

10

Total weight [kg]:

100.00

Distance: 486.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

16 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Navarre, Pamplona

17 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements 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 free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should 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 bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jostling during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).