Bicicleta (No. 8012111)

35 kg
Total weight:
35 kg
1811 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

From 15 Dec 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

Flexible dates

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Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the removable elements – for example lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jolting during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – 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 your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).