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Una maleta con bicicleta dentro (No. 5709043)

Una maleta con bicicleta dentro

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 2431.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

15 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canarias, Lanzarote

20 May 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bike 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, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle 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 be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – 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 bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).