Welcome to my bikes for sale page. As I have a website I thought I’d post some details and photos before I advertise them more widely. In all cases pickup from Basildon, South Essex, though if you’re in London or not too far away delivery for train fare / petrol might be a possibility. For location: I’m near Laindon station, or 10 mins drive from M25 junction 29. Details of the bikes below, followed by some photos. Do ask any questions, and you can contact me via this form which sends me an email.
Raleigh Pioneer 160 £65 (Now sold)
I picked this bike up a few weeks back, but have decided I don’t really need it – it’s too similar to a bike I already have.
Things to say about the bike:
Size is, I think, 19 inches, though I need to check exactly. 21 speeds.
The guy I bought it from said he had only used it a couple of times and had it from new. So it’s had very little use. Paint is in lovely condition. Tyres hold air. It could make a fantastic bike for someone.
However, it has been stored unused for quite a long time. There is some rust as per the photos, including on various nuts and bolts, and on on the chain, which you might want to replace. Mudguards are stained a bit. Apart from that everything seems to work, except that headset is very stiff. It could just need adjustment, but probably, having been stored, it will need taking apart and regreasing. And, to be honest, I’d say the bike needs a service as it’s not been used for so long. This is reflected in the price.
Strida. £250, or make me an offer (Removed from sale for now)
I’m a huge Strida fan and love the design, but I really need to cut down on bikes. It has a unique triangular frame shape, and turns heads when you ride it. It folds into a stick shape that is easily wheeled or held next to you on public transport. Or you can put it in the boot of your car. It feels very different to ride to a normal bike, and the steering takes some getting used to, but fine once you have. It is definitely one for short distances, and on the flat rather than hills. If you don’t know about Stridas then do look them up.
This particular bike: Fairly sure it’s a Strida 5. Single speed. The wheels are metal rather than the plastic of earlier models. It was an ex-demo bike when I bought it. Important note: this bike has the brakes the opposite way around from the UK norm, so front on the left, rear on right, as per continental Europe. I imagine this could be changed – I’ve just never got around to it. Various marks and scratches on the frame, saddle, etc – see the photos.
At the time of writing it has a puncture, but I’ll fix this before you buy it, unless you want it before I’ve had a chance, in which case I’ll take £20 off.
Pricing: I don’t really know how much it’s worth, but from what I’ve read I’d say the Mk 5 is a much better bike than a Mk 1 or 2. And there’s a certain amount of sentimental value. If you think I’m asking too much make me an offer.
Ridgeback Terrain 2 mountain bike. Size Large – £220 – Now sold
This is a lovely bike that I bought a few years ago, and have hardly ever used. It’s been ridden just a couple of times, and never in the wet or mud. It wouldn’t know a puddle if it saw one. It’s a beautiful red colour. The finish is pretty pristine, though if you study very intently you might find the odd small chip in the paintwork. I’m fairly sure it’s a 2020 bike – technical info for that year is below. The groupset is basic, but does the job well. I’ve made one modification: a longer seatpost which means a taller rider can ride it (I’m 6 foot). I may have the original seatpost somewhere if you wanted it – not sure. Do have a look at the photos to see the condition.
FRAME: ALX8 6066/6061-T6 DOUBLE-BUTTED ALUMINIUM
FORK: SUNTORU XCE
CHAINSET: PROWHEEL TA-CQ68
BOTTOM BRACKET: FEMIN FP-B908N
SHIFTERS: SHIMANO ST-EF41
REAR DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO TOURNEY
FRONT DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO TOURNEY
CASSETTE: SHIMANO ACERA
CHAIN: KMC HV410
BRAKES: ALHONGA HJ-805AD
BRAKE LEVERS: SHIMANO ST-EF41
SPOKES: STEEL 14G
TYRES: DELI SA
HANDLEBAR: RIDGEBACK TERRAIN
HEADSET: FEIMIN XX44
SEAT POST: 27.2X350MM
SADDLE: RIDGEBACK CUSTOM
PEDALS: FPD ROAD / TOE CLIPS
GRIP TAPE: VELO GEL GRIPS
Dahon Eco C7 – £150 – Now sold
Dahon folding bike. This would be a great introduction to the world of folding bikes. I like 20 inch wheel folding bikes like this one, as, although they don’t fold quite as compactly as a Brompton, I prefer the feel of the slightly larger wheels, and of course they are a fraction of the price. This bike is probably from around 2012, but I’m not sure – it could be a year or two either side of that. In the interests of full transparency here are the pros and cons of this bike:
The pluses for this bike: 1. Folding bikes are brilliant, opening up so many possibilities, given that you can take them on public transport or put them in the boot of your car, and store them indoors for safety. £150 is a very good price for a Dahon folding bike – it’s a branded model rather than a generic ‘no name’ folder. 2. Mechanically this example is in great condition, and it is pretty clean. I’d say it hasn’t been regularly used in wet weather. 3. It has a rack to carry things, and unlike many Dahon bikes you’ll see for sale it has the front luggage mount on the head tube, so you could add a bag, basket, or whatever, if you get an adaptor to do so.
Minuses for this bike: 1. The paintwork is a little scruffy – it does have various scratches from use. 2. Although it is a 7 speed the range of gears isn’t the widest, so perhaps not ideal for a very hilly area. 3. This is a basic model, and perhaps not the bike for you if you want to upgrade components, which is why I’m selling it. But for most people it would do the job very well.