When purchasing second hand bicycles, we recommend that you actually see and check the bicycle before you part with any money.

Most common faults on second hand bicycles include: -

  • Slipping gears – indicates worn chain and cassette.
  • Brake levers touching handlebars when applied – poorly adjusted or worn pads/blocks/cables.
  • Fork/Frame move when brakes applied – indicate lose/faulty headset.
  • Wheels move side to side – lose bearings or wheels not secure.
  • Bottom bracket moves side to side – faulty bearings.

Many of these faults can be rectified, but it can be a costly exercise especially when all the above faults are detected.

Please contact us to arrange a safety check before you setoff on a dangerous bicycle.