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2 bicicletas (No. 5307574)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

22

Distance: 486.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

12 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Navarre, Pamplona

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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