2 BICICLETAS (No. 5222274)

2 BICICLETAS

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 486.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Región De Murcia, Lorca

From 21 Apr 2020 to 22 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

From 26 Apr 2020 to 27 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting your bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).