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Old 01-31-20, 09:11 AM
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Places to buy used bikes

I would appreciate it if anyone could post some links to reputable places to buy used bikes. I've been limited to searching facebook marketplace and craigs list.
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Old 01-31-20, 09:47 AM
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You might consider Ebay. Chat it up amongst friends and acquaintances in the cycling community. Good reason to get involved in club rides as well.

For higher end pre-certified bikes you can visit https://www.theproscloset.com/
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Old 01-31-20, 09:51 AM
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I am definitely trying to get involved with other cyclists. Unfortunately, I live in the boonies and I'm 50 miles from the nearest bike shop and group rides. I've bought a couple off craigslist but have also wasted a couple trips on "perfect condition" bikes that actually had broken components. I am pretty much a newby but have put hundreds and hundreds of miles on a used Trek Marlin 5 I got on Marketplace. Now I need a touring bike.
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I would also share on the Touring sub-forum what type of bike you are looking for so you can narrow it down a bit. Those guys and gals are really knowledgeable.

I just purchased a 1999 Schwinn Peloton off Ebay and will report on it next week after a few rides and fine tuning. You can review the sellers' profile and customer feedback to see who is a professional running a business using the ebay platform and is selling quality used bikes.
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Probably on-line is your best bet. It pays to know what you want though. It's hard to test ride these internet bikes...

Here is one that ships... https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/marketplace/buy-now/
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I've gotten some nice bikes in the local dump. For years I rode bikes I put together from parts I found. Not so much to save money, but to keep my mechanical skills up. Yard sales are also a good place to find bikes
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Bike forums is a pretty decent site to buy used bikes. At least you are dealing with a seller who knows something about bikes. I'd check out the for sales forums; plus you can always put up a WTB if you know what you want. I've had good luck on craigslist but you need to be patient.
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Try thrift shops, good will, Salvation Army and even play it again sports.
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Originally Posted by ironwood View Post
I've gotten some nice bikes in the local dump. For years I rode bikes I put together from parts I found. Not so much to save money, but to keep my mechanical skills up. Yard sales are also a good place to find bikes
plus one for finding old bikes to learn bicycle maintenance
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Are you on Facebook? There are several groups on there. Some are worldwide and some are local. There is a pretty active group for bikes and parts for sale in my local area. And I live in a small town. So I would be willing to bet there is a similar group near you.
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
plus one for finding old bikes to learn bicycle maintenance
I'm already signed up for a Masters class at a local bike shop sponsored by Park Tools. Got to be able to do any repair on the road.
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