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About

CANBERRA BUYCYCLE is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Canberra.  It is an exciting bicycle market held annually in 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 next CANBERRA BUYCYCLE will be held at THE FITTERS WORKSHOP (next to Bus Depot Markets), KINGSTON FORESHORE on SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 2018.

 

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 20 October 2018, 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. You can pay via PayPal or use your credit card.

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

Experience tells us that Buycycle is the perfect market for bikes priced between $100 and $800. We successfully sell around 80% of bikes in this price range.

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. You can pay via PayPal or use your credit card. 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 right up until 1pm, 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.

6. What if my bike doesn’t sell?

  •  All you have to do is to keep checking the website on Buycycle Day (until 1pm) to see whether or not your bike has sold. If 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 sold separately, or held over for future sale.

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 (scroll up) 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 checking this website 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. We also reserve the right to revise the pricing shown here on our donated bikes or at the sellers request, prior to the event.

NameBruce Mackay

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Bike Make

XDS

Bike Model

6061

Bike Type

Mountain Bike

Selling Price

$ 350

Colour

Red and White

Age

not sure

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Beautiful condition. Light alloy bike, with Disc Brakes.

NameJon Smillie

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Bike Make

Diamondback

Bike Model

Topanga

Bike Type

Mountain Bike

Selling Price

$ 299

Colour

Purple/Silver web

Age

25

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Classic 1990s vintage Diamondback all-steel mountain bike. Genuine designed in USA Diamondback fitted with quality Shimano components. Recently fully restored/refurbished, including: bearings cleaned and regreased, new bottom-bracket cartridge, new cables and brake pads, upgraded Maxxis tyres, new saddle. Fully stripped, cleaned and overhauled. In perfect running condition and ready to ride now. A classic 100% ChroMo steel mountain bike - becoming rare and collectable, but still perfectly useable.

NameJon Smillie

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Bike Make

Diamondback

Bike Model

Topanga

Bike Type

Mountain Bike

Selling Price

$ 299

Colour

Purple/Silver web

Age

25

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Classic 100% steel framed Diamondback mountain bike - fully restored/refurbished and ready to ride today.

NameJon Smillie

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Bike Make

Diamondback

Bike Model

Topanga

Bike Type

Mountain Bike

Selling Price

$ 299

Colour

Purple/Silver web

Age

25

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Classic Diamondback all-steel mountain-bike - fully restored and ready to ride today.

NameJon Smillie

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Bike Make

Diamondback

Bike Model

Topanga

Bike Type

Mountain Bike

Selling Price

$ 299

Colour

Purple/Silver web

Age

25

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Classic Diamondback all-steel mountain-bike - fully restored and ready to ride today.

NameGrace Test

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Bike Make

Something

Bike Model

Something

Bike Type

Road Bike

Selling Price

$ 100

Colour

Aqua

Age

80

NameBruce Mackay

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Bike Make

Abeni

Bike Model

Classic

Bike Type

Road Bike

Selling Price

$ 90

Colour

Blue

Age

Unknown

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

This is a classic bike that's been well looked after. Classic bikes like this are always popular so be early.

NameBruce Mackay

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Bike Make

Radler

Bike Model

Barefoot

Bike Type

Road Bike

Selling Price

$ 90

Colour

Blue and White

Age

Not sure

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

Ladies bike in very good condition. Classic enjoyment.

NameBruce Mackay

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Bike Make

Razor

Bike Model

Electric Kids Scooter

Bike Type

Other

Selling Price

$ 60

Colour

Orange

Age

Unknown

Comments/Accessories (tell us more)

with charger.

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