2 bicicletas (No. 4673732)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

46.00

Distance: 624.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

6 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Soria

16 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

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