15 road/triathlon bicycles (No. 4753184)

15 road/triathlon bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

350.00

Distance: 5091.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Israel, Tel Aviv District, Tel Awiw

5 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz

8 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you have to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore 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. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing your bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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