5 bicicletas de carretera (No. 7443163)

5 bicicletas de carretera

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 1234.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

29 Apr 2021

Delivery address and date

Italy, Veneto, Venice

30 Apr 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).