Bicicleta x 4 (No. 7568453)

Bicicleta  x 4
20 kg
Total weight:
80 kg
1842 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

From 1 Oct 2021 to 4 Oct 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Schönaich

From 1 Nov 2021 to 7 Nov 2021

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Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the container 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 packaging, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting 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 container, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected 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 jostling during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).