1bici (No. 4897762)

1bici

Total weight [kg]:

10.00

Distance: 431.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Bus Línea 30

13 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

17 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle 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 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after putting the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).