4 bicicletas (No. 4925114)

4 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

50.00

Distance: 629.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Área Metropolitana De Lisboa, Lisbon

From 25 Oct 2019 to 26 Oct 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bike (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure them 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 be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after putting the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, 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. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).