Northeast - used bikes in NJ/NY?
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02-19-08, 09:22 PM
I just moved to north Jersey and I had to leave my road frame behind. Does anyone here have any suggestions on a shop that has a good selection of used frames? I tried a site search but didn't find anything. Thanks!
02-20-08, 07:59 AM
No idea. Even the local craigslist has lousy deals on bikes. It seems like everyone in the NYC area thinks their old stuff is worth a lot. See bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com for ridicule of various craigslist fixie sellers.
I don't know of a lot of bike shops in northern NJ that carries Used bikes, but there are some places where you may see little post-it notes for those trying to sell privately.
Craigslist has a "bike" section. doesn't appear that great and the usual caveats with Craigslist apply but Campmor has a corkboard in the front where folks will sometimes post for sale items, everything from bike to backpacks to kayaks...
Bikeshops do the same, perhaps the bigger ones the better. Bigger shops like Martys in Morristown or Cyclecraft in Parsippany...
I think these days, Ebay is a popular option than the old mom and pop store...
02-20-08, 09:42 AM
In NYC, try Recycle-A-Bicycle. I'm sure they can dig up a frame in your size.
You could try Busy Bee, they're in the East Village somewhere -- 6th and A? I forget. Anyway, they have tons of frames. Probably not ridiculously cheap, but they are more likely to have a decent road frame (particularly steel).
02-20-08, 10:15 AM
What size? Maybe someone has something laying around... :)
02-20-08, 02:09 PM
The 3 Marty's Reliable locations usually have some used offerings, but they're not much cheaper than CL (actually, I haven't yet seen any at the new Hackettstown location, which is a bit short on space).
You might also try calling Whippany Cycle (http://whippanycycle.com/index.cfm) and The Bike Stand (http://www.thebikestand.com/). They each usually have a small inventory of used bikes, and both are small, friendly, knowledgeable shops.
02-20-08, 05:57 PM
I'm beginning to realize that maybe I was spoiled in Seattle, there was plenty of used stuff floating around. CL seems to be kind of a bust around here, especially for a big guy like me (6'4", i ride a 61). I'll check out the suggestions. Thanks a lot guys, I appreciate the pointers!
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