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Bicicleta (No. 5686395)

Bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

17

Distance: 2187.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Seville

2 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Bormio

5 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller package or enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing 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 often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

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