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3 bicicletas (No. 5852800)

3 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

45

Distance: 1351.00 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Brittany, Rennes

6 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

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