3 bicicletas (No. 4737516)

3 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 2165.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

15 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Córdoba

30 Aug 2019


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally 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 parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after putting the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

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