20 (No. 5096314)

20

Total weight [kg]:

200.00

Distance: 277.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

From 6 May 2020 to 7 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after placing your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).