2 bicicletas con dos sillas de niño (No. 5892796)

2 bicicletas con dos sillas de niño

Total weight [kg]:

27

Distance: 217.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Ciutadella De Menorca

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).