2 bicicletas (No. 5209114)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Ciutadella De Menorca

11 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Orpesa/oropesa Del Mar

12 Feb 2020


Bicycles

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

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jostling during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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