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2 (No. 4551357)

2

Total weight [kg]:

50.00

Distance: 1368.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lazio, Rome

From 17 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

20 Aug 2019


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after placing the bike in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).