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2 bicicletas (No. 4904510)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 828.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Navarre, Bera/vera De Bidasoa

13 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

16 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy 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 creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling during transportation because the bicycle 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 ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).