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6 (No. 5557835)

6

Total weight [kg]:

14

Distance: 779.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

25 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Castile And León, León

27 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). 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 empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after placing the bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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