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Bicycle Fixed Gear Slim (No. 6459104)

Total weight [kg]:

10

Distance: 2383.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Chiclana De La Frontera

14 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

17 Sep 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container in which you can ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, 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 bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).