6 BICICLETAS (No. 5500356)

6 BICICLETAS

Total weight [kg]:

60

Distance: 255.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

6 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

7 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts 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 placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jostling during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).