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Any cyclists out there - where would you sell a 2nd hand road bike?

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Closetlibrarian Wed 22-Mar-17 12:28:28

I used to be a cyclist/ triathlete but had to give it all up as I got injured. I want to sell my old road bike to recoup some costs but I'm struggling to know where to sell it. I've tried listing it the local ads paper and contacting local Tri/ Cycling clubs but no luck so far. I've moved from where I lived when I was into Tri/ cycling so I don't know anyone locally who's into that stuff.
I guess I could use Ebay, but they take such a huge cut these days...

BeautyQueenFromMars Wed 22-Mar-17 12:39:09

Gumtree or local FB selling pages.

Ifailed Wed 22-Mar-17 12:43:48

Do you have any proof of ownership or purchase?

whatsthecomingoverthehill Wed 22-Mar-17 12:47:06

How old is it and what value do you think? I think generally you'll be lucky to get much unfortunately. I had a pretty much brand new bike that I listed on gumtree/facebook etc and had no takers (apart from an obvious scammer). You could try seeing if there are any second hand bike shops who will take it from you but if they do they're going to be a very low price. The only way I've managed to do it is passing it on to family.

runningLou Wed 22-Mar-17 13:47:42

I would do eBay. I have bought and sold bikes on there in the past. They take 10% but then you can build that in to your starting price.

Closetlibrarian Wed 22-Mar-17 16:06:18

Ifailed Yes, I do (why, do you think I stole it hmm?)

whatsthe it's worth about £400, according to an old club pal of mine who's also a bike mechanic.

runningLou - yes, I think you're right! I was trying to avoid eBay because of the scammers, etc. But I'll just list it on there.

I have a back up, in that I know I can strip it down and sell the parts separately on eBay for the same, or more, than the bike. But it breaks my heart to do that as I so loved that bike and I'd like it to go to a new owner who'll appreciate it.

Anyway, thanks for the replies!

haggisaggis Wed 22-Mar-17 16:33:05

My dh generally looks at bikes on Pink Bike. I just looked and there's loads of road bikes on there so may be an option?

ShotsFired Wed 22-Mar-17 16:36:51

I wouldn't give up on local clubs just yet - its only just coming into the season now, so people may start needing "N+1" wink

Although I'd also have to suggest ebay as well if really no luck there.

WhatHaveIFound Wed 22-Mar-17 16:46:56

Local or regional cycling club/groups via their FB pages or FB selling pages.

We have a couple of bikes on eBay at the moment but it's a PITA. Stupidly low offers and requests for delivery 100s of miles away. Couriers want £100+ to insure for the full amount.

It's still early in the season for a road bike and the weather is pretty awful at the moment so maybe worth waiting until after Easter?

Closetlibrarian Wed 22-Mar-17 20:12:41

Good point WhatHave, although I had thought this might be prime time for newbies joining clubs to do their first tri in the summer and looking for a road bike. Anyway, I shall be patient with the local clubs (just counted up and I've emailed 7 so far!)...

lljkk Wed 22-Mar-17 20:38:25

We have sold several bikes on Ebay.
They only take 10%, it's not THAT bad.
It's the courier that charges a bomb.
BikeRadar has for sale pages, too.

BikeRunSki Wed 22-Mar-17 20:41:29

Pink Bike
Singletrack (lots of mtbers are also roadies or fancy a cheap road bike to have a go)
Bike Radar
CTC selling forum

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