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2 (No. 4742404)

2

Total weight [kg]:

35.00

Distance: 712.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Alicante

1 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Navarre, Auritz

19 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing the bike in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly depends 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).