4 bicicletas (No. 5801630)

4 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

60

Distance: 1046.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Getxo

22 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalucía, San Roque

14 Aug 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you need to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jolting on the road because the bike will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

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