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2 bicicletas (No. 4732684)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 650.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Alcobendas

15 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalucía, San Roque

17 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore you should 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 elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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