2 bicis (No. 5343082)

2 bicis

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 375.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Ibi

15 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

16 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the box but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore 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 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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