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bicicleta (No. 5746083)

bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

16

Distance: 906.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Huelva

From 9 May 2020 to 19 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz

20 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after putting the bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).