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1bicicleta (No. 4587373)

1bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Calp

9 Jul 2019

Delivery address and date

United States, New Jersey, Princeton

4 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box 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 packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jostling during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

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