bici carretera (No. 7870763)

bici carretera
bici carretera
7 kg
Total weight:
7 kg
1338 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Elche/elx

From 13 Sep 2021 to 20 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Vaud, Gland

From 1 Oct 2021 to 15 Oct 2021

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Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, 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 bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the package after putting the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).