2 bicicletas (No. 5640343)

2  bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 1699.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Lazio, Rome

5 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Bilbao

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other frequent 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 safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).