una caja solida de una bicicleta (No. 6332052)

una caja solida de una bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

8

Distance: 250.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Seville

26 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Granada

4 Oct 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling on the road because the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).