3 bicicletas (No. 4521705)

3 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

17.00

Distance: 1092.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

31 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, try to find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed 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 best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling on the road as the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing 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 bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).