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4 bicicletas (No. 5735626)

4 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

56

Distance: 2800.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Norway, Hordaland, Paradis

20 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Hondarribia

27 Jun 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then 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 wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t have to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).