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BICICLETA (No. 4605177)

BICICLETA

Total weight [kg]:

32.00

Distance: 2513.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Cantabria, Santoña

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Sweden, Kalmar Län, Kalmar

12 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and 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 free space left in the package after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

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