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Eliptica (No. 4569145)

Total weight [kg]:

130.00

Distance: 3537.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canarias, Lanzarote

6 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Belgium, Vlaanderen, Hasselt

20 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest 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 packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – for example lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).