2 bicicletas (No. 5780711)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 3814.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

From 27 Jul 2020 to 28 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Estonia, Harju County, Tallinn

31 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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