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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 I don’t have something quite right, then contact me with your needs and I’ll keep an eye out for something that might work for you.

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.

Adult…

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 also have currently in the process of refurb:
Box Giant Freeride, MTB (26″ wheel)

Kids…

B’Twin Raceboy (20″ wheel), as new blue MTB style, 5 gears – £60

This kid’s bike is great for a confident first timer. It has 20″ tyres, to suit 6-8 year old.

It has had a complete refurb and service, and the frame is in excellent condition. Duro tyres, fully serviced bottom bracket and both wheel hubs, new brake and gear cables, new brake levers, new handlebar grips, comes with original front and rear mudguards. Retails as new at £110.

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.