Bicicleta (No. 4971090)

Bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

16.00

Distance: 3916.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

From 8 Jan 2020 to 14 Jan 2020

Delivery address and date

Peru, Lima, Lima District

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile parts – like lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).