How To Buy A Used Bike – What To Look For When Buying A Second Hand Road Bike

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Buying a second hand, pre-owned or used bike is a great way of getting a super bike for a lower budget!

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Ex-Professional cyclist Simon Richardson explains what to look out for when buying a second hand bike. We go through a pre-owned bike that we bought online.

Simon explains what to look out for as well as how to check the for the following list of components.
We've also given some basic indications of prices for replacing any parts if needed.

Frame & Forks
Wheels, hubs, rims
Bottom Bracket
Drivetrain (chain, cassette, derailleurs, chainrings)
Cables (gears and brakes)

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