Bicycle (No. 7182774)

Total weight [kg]:

15

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

India, Maharashtra, Pune

From 1 Sep 2021 to 2 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Madrid

Flexible dates

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Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t 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. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike 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).