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2 bicicletas (No. 4742580)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 1659.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater London, London Colney

From 22 Jul 2019 to 30 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Asturias, Oviedo

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).