A used bike is a great way to get back into or enter into the cycling world. Maybe you haven’t ridden a bike in sometime and are you’re getting the urge. Maybe you’ve never owned a bike and would like to give it a try. Or maybe you’re just thrifty and looking for a way to save some bucks when buying a bike. For that matter, with the bike shortage, a used bike may be your only way to find something. It doesn’t matter why … used bikes make a great starting point for a beginner.
Deciding on a Used Bike
The first decision is determining what you want from your used bike. Are you looking to shuttle around town? Are you hoping to put in some road work? Are you looking to hit the trails and enjoy the great outdoors? Those decisions will impact the kind of used bike to buy, whether it’s a road bike, mountain bike, hybrid bike, gravel bike, or another style.
Then, of course, available inventory will factor into the decision. Our used bike inventory in our Mt. Kisco cycling shop is constantly changing based on bikes we have taken on trade. You can always check our most current stock by just giving us a call at the bike shop at 914-666-4044.
Speaking of trades, we will consider bike shop quality brands in good condition and purchased within the last ten years for possible trade-in. You can bring your used bike in anytime to have its value assessed. If you’re making a purchase, you can use the credit right away, or we’ll issue a store credit for future use. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer cash for bikes we purchase.
Things to Check with a Used Bike
It's one thing to buy a used bike from a reputable cycling shop like Bicycle World NY. So we'll go over the used bicycle thoroughly to detect issues and make sure they're in good working order before selling the bike.
It's another story if you're looking to purchase a used bicycle through an online ad or other sources. Again, you'll want to go over the bike to check for potential issues. For example, any cracks around the seat post of rear stays should raise a significant red flag.
Other things to look for include:
- Cracks in the frame
- Tire wear and proper tire inflation
- Rusting or stretching of the chain and cassette
- Brake pad wear and functional brakes
- Damage to shifting and gearing
- Bearings move freely without any grating feeling
You'll also need to determine how much you can live with aesthetically. For example, are you ok with cosmetic issues that show the bike's wear?
Get in Touch with Our Bike Shop About Used Bikes
We offer a selection of reconditioned bikes that are 100% mechanically sound. Plus, we warranty them for 30 days. When you buy from us, you’ll be assured of a getting a used bike that's been thoroughly inspected and worth the purchase. Prices vary, but a used bicycle is a great opportunity to get a cycling shop quality bike at a fraction of the original cost. And get into the cycling game! While you’re at it, talk to us about a bike fitting to make your cycling adventures even better.
Comments from Our Customers
Great bike shop for the focused rider, new rider, or a parent looking for a bike (they even sell re-furbished that are like new!) for their kids.