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Best way to sell a track bike

Old 08-10-22, 06:23 AM
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Best way to sell a track bike

I volunteer with an organization that receives donated bikes and fixes them up for a spring sale and donates the money to charity. Recently we received a bunch of bikes from a serious racer from the 1980s. Included in his collection was a Bianchi track bike that the organization won't be able to sell, so I wanted to try and sell it on my own and donate the money myself. Any ideas of the best place to do that? Also what info would a buyer be looking for with this type of bike?
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Old 08-10-22, 07:53 AM
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lots of vintage groups on facebook, probably the best bet to move one.
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Got pics of the bike in question?
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Got pics of the bike in question?
Yeah, but I'm a newbie, so I need to post a few more times before I can add photos.
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Old 08-10-22, 09:13 AM
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Where are you?
If there is a track or velodrome nearby, that may be a good place to advertise one.
At this site, you can either write 10 posts and post photos, or put photos in your profile album and someone else will upload the photos here.
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Old 08-10-22, 01:26 PM
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I'm in the Minneapolis area. We used to have a velodrome but I heard they tore it down.

I don't see an "album" within my profile.
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Old 08-10-22, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by chadaustin View Post
I don't see an "album" within my profile.
Doh, I found it. I'll get some photos added.
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Old 08-10-22, 02:11 PM
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put photos in your profile album and someone else will upload the photos here.
cyclic_eric thanks for the tip. I just posted a photo in my album.
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Old 08-10-22, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by chadaustin View Post
Doh, I found it. I'll get some photos added.
Sorry that isn't easier. I don't see your album yet, but maybe something just needs to be updated.
On the other hand, you're almost up to 10 posts!
Sadly, my local velodrome also closed. But it is fun riding fixed gear bikes on the street, as long as brakes can be fitted.
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Best way is to just bring it to a track with a "FOR SALE" sign on it and hang it where everyone can see. Since you don't seem to have a track nearby, selling it locally as a "fixie" might work, or selling it on a platform with shipping would get the audience of people who actually live near a track. Track bikes are lighter to ship, but they're still big.
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Originally Posted by cyclic_eric View Post
I don't see your album yet, but maybe something just needs to be updated.
Weird, the photos don't show up in my album, but I see them at under picture/25956825. (can't even make that a link until I have 10 posts. )

Also, I tried to post this yesterday, but got a message saying I was limited to 5 messages per day. Not sure if that just applies to Newbies, but I thought it was weird.

Post #9.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
Best way is to just bring it to a track with a "FOR SALE" sign on it and hang it where everyone can see. Since you don't seem to have a track nearby, selling it locally as a "fixie" might work, or selling it on a platform with shipping would get the audience of people who actually live near a track. Track bikes are lighter to ship, but they're still big.
Great, thanks for the advice.
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Ahhh reminds me of the old days of riding around on track bikes with too big of a gear and no brakes in the streets...2007 me would be all over this bike. Good luck with the sale!
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Sadly, my local velodrome also closed. But it is fun riding fixed gear bikes on the street, as long as brakes can be fitted.
Did Hellyer close ? (as your location says Oakland )
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that is a beautiful bike --- there are a few facebook groups dedicated to track thaat allow sales
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Originally Posted by J_Chickles View Post
Did Hellyer close ? (as your location says Oakland )
Hellyer did not close - my error.
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That's a nice bike and I think you should be able to sell it quickly. Since you are donatig the money, perhaps throwing a few shekels of it to the forum here (meaning join it) and list. It in the for sale. Also post in the C&V appraisal area.

Once you have an asking price, also try your local craigslist.

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cb400bill thanks for posting a photo for me.

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Since you are donatig the money, perhaps throwing a few shekels of it to the forum here (meaning join it) and list. It in the for sale.
stevel610 I'm not sure what you mean by this. Does the forum receive a fee if someone sells a bike using it?
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Old 08-12-22, 04:23 PM
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I suppose I should have just looked at the For Sale forum. I will join and post it there. Thank you for the advice.
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There would be a lot of interest in that bike.....post the image and question in the sub- forum whats it worth malcala622 .
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https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...th-appraisals/
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