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3 bicicletas (No. 4490685)

3 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

50.00

Distance: 360.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Girona

24 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Son Bou

24 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to transport it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the removable parts – for example lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

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

Cost of bicycle shipping

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