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2 bicicletas (No. 6417516)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 1033.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

From 5 Oct 2020 to 12 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Ponferrada

From 12 Oct 2020 to 13 Oct 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container 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 wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required 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 ensure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).