Maleta con bicicleta (No. 5709047)

Maleta con bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 2431.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

14 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canarias, Lanzarote

21 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to ship your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle 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 bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box 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 as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after placing the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jolting during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).