Bicicleta de carretera (No. 5132338)

Bicicleta de carretera

Total weight [kg]:

8.00

Distance: 729.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Castile-La Mancha, Talavera De La Reina

From 22 Apr 2020 to 23 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

24 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the package after placing your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during transportation because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost 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).