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bicicleta (No. 5534678)

bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 1785.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Gelderland, Arnhem

2 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

9 Dec 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to move it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and secure 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 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after placing your bike in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jostling on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).