Old 11-05-21, 02:12 AM
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Where is it likely a hole in the wall used bike shop gets their inventory?

I encountered a used bike place - they have *only* used bikes, along with a bunch of other "stuff" that looks like the typical inventory of a thrift store. I'd never heard of the place before, he said he's been there about a year. Overall I got an odd vibe off the place and the owner himself. Among other things he's got all these bikes but I didn't get the impression he's particularly knowledgeable about bikes. Other bike shops I've been in it was obvious they do repairs and maintenance - pro-quality bike repair stand or two, pegboards full of tools etc. I saw nothing like that at this place, which of course doesn't mean they weren't somewhere I didn't see.

What are potential explanations for where the bikes might have come from - other than being stolen? Where can one get used bikes in rideable condition where you could actually make any worthwhile profit selling them?
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