February 14, 2017
Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to start looking for a new bike. If you’re not a mechanic, shopping for a used bike is pretty intimidating, but Global Cycling Network lays down some simple things to look out for.
The video runs through a number of tips, some more obvious then others. Here are some highlights:
There’s lots more in the video, including everything you need to look at on the drivetrain, and knowing what’s safe to ignore, like a gunky chain or gross bar tape. Once you do settle on a used bike, be sure to take it into your local bike shop for a once-over if you’re not mechanically inclined yourself.
How to Buy a Used Bike | YouTube