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2 bicicletas (No. 4646032)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

24.00

Distance: 2451.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Tejeda

3 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

16 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable elements – for example lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally 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 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling on the road as the bike will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not 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 usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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