4 bicicletas (No. 5112926)

4 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

40.00

Distance: 1489.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Gernika-Lumo

5 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Tuscany, Siena

6 Mar 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to ship it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure 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 foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jolting during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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