I’ve mentioned before that most of the bikes I own were bought second hand, and, as long as you’re careful about it it’s a great way to get yourself some awesome kit without having to shell out the thousands it would cost you new!
I’ve spent hours online searching out good deals on places like ebay and gumtree and have picked up a few tricks on how to weed out the good from the bad (Click here for my tips on how to search for a quality second hand bike online) – if you’ve ever done much searching yourself you’ll know there’s a shedload of the bad out there! It takes a bit of advanced search terms to find them but it’s well worth it and I’ll be setting up a couple of pages which will automatically search some of the better resources out there using the right terms to pick up some good bikes.
The link above is a tester which shows you one of my normal searches. Feel free to bid on anything in there, it’s the full ebay site simply linked from here using a special search. This is one of my searches for general bikes, just to pick up some of the more unusual ones out there, but it weeds out the low quality ones by looking for specific components. You can click on and bid on the bikes below no problem so if you see something good then go for it. Just make sure to check the feedback first – as long as they have a minimum of 50 you’re covered by paypal up to £500 so you’re a lot safer that way. Click the link to start the search in a new window, and good luck!
UPDATE: I’ve discovered how to include a feed on my own page, have a look at the range of XT parts online just now: