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Bicicleta Plegable (No. 7902199)

Bicicleta Plegable
Weight
Pcs
Bicicleta Plegable
13 kg
1
Total weight:
13 kg
Distance
1390 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

25 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Civate

17 Sep 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. 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 subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after putting your bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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