Bicicleta (No. 8029744)

10 kg
Total weight:
10 kg
0 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Lleida

From 10 Jan 2022 to 1 Feb 2022

Delivery address and date

United States, Massachusetts, Boston

From 10 Jan 2022 to 1 Feb 2022

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Bike transport category will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding elements (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after putting your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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