Used and second-hand bikes in Melbourne

Used and second-hand bikes in Melbourne

Buying a used or second-hand bike

There are thousands of bikes posted every day on Gumtree and eBay daily, there are some bargains out there… and an awful lot of worn out, damaged and broken bikes!

This is not a complete list but there are few obvious things to consider when looking at a used bike:

  • Is the frame cracked or bent;
  • Are the forks bent of steering tube cracked;
  • Are the wheels damaged or worn out?
  • Are the gear shifters old and sloppy?
  • When was the chain and cassette last replaced?
  • Damaged or old tyres and cables?

Be aware that some projects can cost you hundreds of dollars just in parts.

Then again some bikes are worth it…

All our second hand used bikes get a service

We not only make sure that the bike is safe but that it is serviceable and represents good value for the price and age of the bike.
For higher quality second-hand bikes his may include cassettes chains and even new wheels.

For a lower priced (cheap) bikes we service and replace any parts that significantly impact safety and some that will improve ride quality.

bicycle mechanic at work

Early morning in the workshop

 

We love old bikes and love to keep them on the road.

Nobody is more pleased than us when one of our customers walks in with an great deal they bought. We will work with you to build it back up to either original specifications or better (faster, stronger) than it was before.

This is your project and we are thrilled to be part of it

Mid 1980's graecross second hand bike

“Pheobe” Mid 1980’s Graecross bike

A workday bike gets an overhaul

A workday fixie bike gets an overhaul

Jack Taylor Tandem Melbourne Australia

Tandem project

 

 Is it worth buying a used bike?

It is worth remembering that the quality of entry level bikes has gone up in the last few years while the price has gone down.

We just got quiet a few 2015 Jamis bikes in store and they are $449 brand new!

Jamis-TrailX-2015

Jamis Trail X

 

Jamis Helix Femme

Jamis Helix Femme

 

Whatever you decide to do; give us a call on 1300 245 373 to find out more