Bici (No. 4582809)

Bici

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 1713.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Czech Republic, Hlavní Město Praha, Prague

30 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Badalona

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after putting your bike in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle 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 bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).