4 bicicletas (No. 5925868)

4 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

90

Distance: 385.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Navarre, Pamplona

3 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, León

5 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after putting the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jostling during transportation 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 would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

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