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2 bicicletas (No. 5939109)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

24

Distance: 352.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Aretxabaleta

24 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Salamanca

27 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).