Second hand bikes
Are you looking for a second hand bike to ride? Do you want to get rid of an old bike you no longer need?
Either way, I may be able to help.
From time to time, I service, fix and sell second hand bikes to the public. These come with a three month warranty: if anything goes wrong, I’ll fix it for free.
Scroll down to see a list of bikes I currently have for sale.
If you have a bike you no longer want, you have a number of options depending on its condition.
1) If your bike is in good condition, the frame, wheels and handlebars are pretty good, and there is no major buckle in either wheel, then I may consider taking the bike from you.
If you donate the bike to my workshop, I’ll give you £10 off any future service on any other bike (excluding cost of parts).
2) If I can’t help you, your bike may still be refurbished by one of the charity projects in Belfast.
The projects are:
re:cycle – part of the East Belfast Mission social enterprise, this is where I have volunteered for nearly three years and have honed my bike mechanic skills. You can drop your bike at any re:store shop, or any recycling centre in North Down and Ards, and it will be shipped up to our workshop for assessment.
There we repair and refurbish bikes, ready for resale in the re:store shops. Or we strip bikes in poorer condition of their parts for re-use. Any remaining metal is sold for scrap. All earnings go to support the social enterprise’s work with homeless people and community work across greater Belfast.
BikeAid Africa – Another Northern Irish project that refurbishes bikes, but sends them to Madagascar where they are used by those living in poverty to get to school, work, to transport goods and deliver services. You can message the charity via Facebook to arrange the drop off of your bike.
ReCycle Bikes to Africa – This is Halford’s corporate bike recycling scheme, again sending used bikes to Africa. You can drop off at their stores in Lisburn, Newtownabbey or Derry/Londonderry.
That Holywood Bike Thing: bikes for sale
All bikes are assessed, repaired and refurbished by me, using appropriate new or quality second hand parts bringing them up to standard: safe and ready to ride.
Buy one and you’ll get my three month warranty: if anything goes wrong, I’ll fix it for free or give you your money back.
Giant Defy 6000 road bike, excellent condition (58cm seat tube, 700c wheel) – £200
This is a perfect winter road bike, or decent commuter for those used to putting in the miles. Running a FSA triple chainset on the front, you’re able to push power through the frame, while also tackling the toughest of climbs. The 8-speed 13/26 cassette on the back, offers a decent variation of gears.
Fully refurbished, this Giant has received both a bottom bracket and headset service, as well as a thorough drivetrain clean up, and is in excellent condition to ride. The frame paintwork is in fantastic condition, a subtle silver, black and grey with good decals.
Comes with imperfect tyres, but I will fit any tyres you supply for free, or can buy in what you need at trade prices.
Carrera Zelos road bike, good condition (50cm seat tube, 700c wheel) – £120
This is a great 7-speed beginner’s road bike, with a double chainwheel on the front. It is fully refurbished by myself, with a new chain and new cables throughout, new brake shoes, pedals and handlebar tape.
Serviced, polished and ready to ride, probably by a smaller rider. It’s been well ridden, so there’s natural signs of wear on the frame paint, and the Tektro brake callipers. But it runs really well and is a bargain against its original sale price of more than £200 .
Saracen Tufftrax steel MTB, very good condition (26″ wheel) – £80
This robust Rock Shox equipped mountain bike would pass just as well as a tough hybrid. It sports new cables throughout, six gears running a refurbed freewheel at the back. There are bull bars on the front for better manoeuvring and stronger pulling if you want to give it your all. And if you’re into bouncing around the forest trails, you can rely on original Rock Shox suspension forks to rumble out some of the pressure.
A decent brand, this pre-loved bike is solid, reliable, in a red frame in very good condition and very little rust. Choose strapped or strapless pedals.
I do not currently have any kids bikes ready for purchase. Sorry.
Another good source of quality second hand bikes is the chain of re:store shops, a social enterprise that refurbishes bikes and furniture for resale to fund work with homeless people and community projects.