Bicicleta (No. 5291578)

Bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 2187.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalucía, Sevilla

4 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Bormio

8 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the removable parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller container or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to provide 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 usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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