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bicicleta (No. 7206096)

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

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller package or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them 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. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the box after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).