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Bicicleta x 2 (No. 7893479)

Bicicleta  x 2
Weight
Pcs
Bicicleta
10 kg
2
Total weight:
20 kg
Distance
1326 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Belgium, Flanders, Ghent

From 31 Jul 2021 to 16 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

From 6 Sep 2021 to 10 Sep 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jolting during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – 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 your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).