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2 bicicletas (No. 5586835)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 3719.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Mogán

6 Jan 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Remscheid

13 Jan 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for 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 help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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