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6 bicicletas (No. 4754668)

6 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

60.00

Distance: 75.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Lanjarón

11 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Sierra Nevada

11 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce any shocks on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

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

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).