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3 bicicletas (No. 6454836)

3 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

36

Distance: 182.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Cantabria, Santander

10 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, Burgos

12 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle 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 transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be 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 container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during transportation because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).