Bici (No. 7772652)

Bici
Weight
Pcs
Bici
5 kg
1
Total weight:
5 kg
Distance
2314 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

From 13 Oct 2021 to 14 Oct 2021

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Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best 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 box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jostling on the road as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).