About

CANBERRA BUYCYCLE is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Canberra.  It is an exciting bicycle market held every OCTOBER, where you can sell and buy pre-loved bicycles for a great price.

CANBERRA BUYCYCLE also presents you with the opportunity to sell or donate bikes that are probably cluttering up your garage and to turn those unwanted bikes into cash or even upgrade to another.

Our first BUYCYCLE  was an outstanding success, with 120 bikes offered for sale and 98% were sold. That tells us that Canberra Buycycle is a winner for both sellers and buyers. This year will be even bigger!

Our next CANBERRA BUYCYCLE will be held at THE FITTERS WORKSHOP (next to Bus Depot Markets), KINGSTON FORESHORE ON SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2017, so put in in your diary!

If you want to sell your bike, it STARTS HERE! List your bike(s) online NOW, before dropping them off at The Fitters Workshop on Saturday 28 October 2017, between 1pm-4pm. Alternatively, you can register your bike for sale when you drop it off, but you may experience delays, so pre-registering online is strongly recommended. It costs just $5 per bike to register each bike for sale (non-refundable), with 15% of the sale price going to Rotary.

Selling

1.  List your bicycle online now

Complete as many fields as you can and if you wish, post a pic of your bike to attract potential buyers. After all, the more a buyer knows about your bike, the quicker it will sell. That said, if you can’t complete all the fields, that’s okay, as it will still make your bike drop-off much speedier. Alternatively, just bring your bike(s) into ‘Fitters’ on Saturday (between 1pm-4pm) and you can register them in person.

2. If you want it to sell… price it well!

When deciding how much you want to sell your bike for consider: how much you paid for it; its age and condition; and also how keen you are to sell it. Bottom line…be realistic! Suggested Pricing Guidelines

  • 1—3 years old: around 40 -50% off the original price
  • 4—7 years old: at least 70% off the original price
  • 8+ years 80% + off the original price

3. Have it looking good

  • Give your bike a clean before you bring it in. A well looked after bike is much more appealing than an obviously neglected one.
  • Ensure it’s mechanically sound and safe to ride

Still unsure? We hope to have some volunteer “experts” at our disposal who can advise you when you drop it off. Just ask to see if there is someone around who can help. If we spot a bike that we consider to be “unsafe” we will mark it as “Unrideable” on the sale documentation. These bikes can still be sold, but buyers will understand that they should not be ridden in their current condition.

4. How much does it cost to list and sell my bike?

  • A $5 listing fee applies to register each bike for sale at Canberra BuyCycle unless, you select to donate all the proceeds of the sale to the Rotary Club of Canberra, then it’s free. Any proceeds from the sale of donated bikes will then be used by the Rotary Club of Canberra towards local or international projects for the benefit of humanity.
  • If your bike is sold at Canberra BuyCycle the Rotary Club of Canberra retains retains 15% of the proceeds of the sale as its fee.

5. Do I have to attend Canberra Buycycle?

  • Not unless you want to. On sale day we’ll be doing real-time updates on this website, so you will be able check to see whether or not your bike has been sold. That means it isn’t necessary for sellers to be present at the event. We’ll also send an email and/or text message at the end of the event advising whether or not your bike has been sold.

6. What if my bike doesn’t sell?

  • You can keep an eye online to see if your bike is sold, as we’ll be regulalry updating the site in real time during the course of the market. If however your bike doesn’t sell, you must collect it between 1pm and 4.00pm on sale day. If your bike is not collected during this period we’ll assume it can be held over for future sale, or donated to ‘Bikes 4 Life’. ‘Bikes 4 Life’ send donated bikes to remote impoverished communities in Australia and overseas. If you want to know more, head to www.bikes4life.com.au

7. When and how do I get paid?

  • The Rotary Club of Canberra will endeavour to advance the proceeds of the sale of your bike(s) within 7 working days. We will pay you via your preferred payment method indicated on the registration form. This can be either to your nominated bank account, Paypal or a cheque mailed to your nominated address.

List my bike

Buy a Bike

Preview the bikes for sale here!

CANBERRA BUYCYCLE will have a huge range of bikes on offer and what you see here is only an example of what will be available on CANBERRA BUYCYCLE DAY. As the event gets closer and closer, sellers will continue to list their bikes, so it’s a good idea to keep check regularly. If you want to enlarge the view of a bike ‘click’ on its image.

Finding the right Bicycle on the day

When selecting your bike, please be mindful that BUYCYCLE is a market-style sale. These are used bikes and the price of the bike and all the details and information on the tag has been provided by the seller. We strongly recommend you “test ride” at the venue before you purchase.

  • Consider carefully what kind of bike you are looking for and what kind of riding you’ll be doing.
  • If you are undecided about a purchase, we’ll have a bike mechanic there on the day between 9am and 1pm to offer advice about suitability and road worthiness.
  • We’ll have bikes catering to just about every category – BMX, Mountain, Road, Kids and Classics.
  • Every bike is a “Bargain Bike” with prices starting from $10 up to four figures.
  • If you are “test riding” a bike in the approved section please be mindful of other shoppers whilst considering your purchase or test riding.
  • Helmets are mandatory to test ride bicycles and whilst we’ll have a few “loan” helmets on hand, we would encourage you to bring your own.
  • The organisers strongly recommend you talk to our friends from PEDAL POWER too. The Pedal Power team will be only too happy to outline the many benefits of belonging to their organisation, including the accident insurance, that is included in membership.
  • Please also be aware that the organisers of CANBERRA BUYCYCLE cannot guarantee the condition of the bicycles and all bike sales are final.

Bike MakeTandem racer

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Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00085

Bike Type

Other

Bike Model

Custom built

Age

Early 1980s

Size

Large

Colour

Green

Selling Price - Old Field,won'tbe removed until event is over, no one on the front end can see this field

$600

Selling Price

900

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Canberra Buycycle is on Sunday October 29 and this gem will be a star attraction. The original owner (a road engineer from Young) designed this tandem, and was lucky to find two sets of Japanese Ishiwata Santana tubing in Sydney.

The specs are amazing. It has 48 spoke wheels in lieu of the usual at the time 36. It also boasts Bullseye sealed bearings (needle roller bottom bracket bearings, 48 spoke hubs and we think the duralier cogs are Bullseye. The rear hub has the extra thread on the left side so an extra drum brake could be fitted. Amazing bike.

Be early and get at the head of the queue if you want this bike.

DB

Bike MakeNitro 6061

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Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00143

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

Classique

Age

Unknown

Size

Large

Colour

black & tan

Selling Price

150

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Very well priced

DB

Bike MakeIron Horse

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00152

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

Iron horse

Age

Unknown

Size

Large

Colour

Bronze

Selling Price

150

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

American Brand. Nice bike.

DB

Bike MakeJames

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00136

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

Coda Sport

Age

Unknown

Size

Large

Colour

Brown

Selling Price

80

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

In good condition but would be like new tubes/tyres. Shimano gears and priced well to sell.

DB

Bike MakeCell

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Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00138

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

56cm frame

Age

not sure

Size

Large

Colour

Black

Selling Price

80

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

This bike is lightweight, has a comfortable and balanced riding position, as well as having enough gears to push you when you need, or relax in cruise mode. Great price, be early.

DB

Bike MakeSchwinn

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00142

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

Jenny

Age

unknown

Size

Medium

Colour

Blue

Selling Price

75

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Good condition and buy

DB

Bike MakeGiant

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00141

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

Giant Option

Age

unknown

Size

Large

Colour

Red

Selling Price

60

DB

Bike MakeSouthern Cross

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00137

Bike Type

Mountain Bike

Bike Model

Odyssey

Age

unknown

Size

Medium

Colour

Aqua white

Selling Price

40

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Good tyres and wheels...really good bike and very well priced.

DB

Bike MakeDunlop

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00147

Bike Type

Kids Bike

Bike Model

Alive

Age

Unknown

Size

Medium

Colour

Pink

Selling Price

40

DB

Bike MakeCyclops

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00146

Bike Type

Kids Bike

Bike Model

Meridian

Age

unknown

Size

Small

Colour

black and bronze

Selling Price

35

DB

Bike MakeReid cycles

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00139

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

vintage ladies classic

Age

unknown

Size

Medium

Colour

Blue

Selling Price

30

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

A new model will set you back $250. This lady just $30.

DB

Bike MakeCrane

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00148

Bike Type

Kids Bike

Bike Model

Vortex

Age

unknown

Size

Small

Colour

Grey/green

Selling Price

30

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Shimano gears

DB

Bike MakeHuffy

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00150

Bike Type

Kids Bike

Bike Model

Solana

Age

unknown

Size

Medium

Colour

Red

Selling Price

30

DB

Bike MakeRepco

Image 2

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00140

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

Traveller

Age

Unknown

Size

Small

Colour

Blue/Grey

Selling Price

20

DB

Bike MakeCyclops

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00151

Bike Type

Kids Bike

Bike Model

Stone Mountain

Age

unknown

Size

Small

Colour

Silver

Selling Price

20

DB

Bike MakeUnknown

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00153

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

classic

Age

unknown

Size

Large

Colour

creme

Selling Price

20

DB

Bike MakeShadow

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00154

Bike Type

Road Bike

Bike Model

2000

Age

Too embarrassed to say....

Size

Large

Colour

Pink

Selling Price

20

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

A Grand old lady from when cycling was so much simpler

DB

Bike MakeShadow

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00144

Bike Type

Kids Bike

Bike Model

Shadow

Age

unknown

Size

Small

Colour

Black

Selling Price

10

DB

Bike MakeHuffy

Image 1

Bike ID

BUYCYCLE-00149

Bike Type

Kids Bike

Bike Model

Huffy

Age

unknown

Size

Small

Colour

Blue

Selling Price

10

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

cheap 'learn to ride' bike

DB

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