2 bicicletas (No. 5886201)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 1679.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Móra La Nova

13 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

25 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or at least wrap 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 be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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