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Bicicleta (No. 4747372)

Bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

8.00

Distance: 695.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

From 15 Aug 2019 to 16 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Alcúdia

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle chain). 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 free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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