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bicicleta (No. 7206087)

bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Colombia, Distrito Capital De Bogotá, Bogotá

30 Jan 2021

Delivery address and date

Canada, Alberta, Edmonton

27 Feb 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). 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 empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).