FAQs

We Buy

We are the largest buyer of premium second-hand bikes & bike parts in the UK. We have simplified the process to make selling your parts easier than ever!

We Refurbish

We strip, clean, and restore bikes and bike parts to certified refurbished standards. We aim to be at the forefront of the circular economy.

We sell

The items will be resold on our website and discounted to Bicycle Shops who are often looking for bits and pieces.

Selling faqs

Answering our most commonly asked questions about selling to us!

What Bikes do you buy?

We buy well maintained Premium MTB’s, Road Bikes, Gravel Bikes & Hybrid Bikes with a Resale Value between £500-£1500.

We cannot buy Carrera’s, Apollos, Tiger, Kids Bikes, or Bikes that are structurally damaged (Dented/Cracked Frames or Overly worn/dented wheels) Unless the parts have good value.

What parts do you buy?

-We buy single well maintained premium Bicycles Part(s) with a Resale Value over £75 or a combination of parts that have a resale value between £100-£1500. We cannot buy 2nd Hand Chains & Cassettes, Entry level components, Overly worn cheaper parts or unmatched sets I.E Individual Wheel.

How do you value?

We pride ourselves on our valuation accuracy. We look at a variety of information regarding the item(s) like; component value, previously sold items, time of year, condition of the item alongside many other factors. We then deduce the Resale Value of the Item(s).

How much can i expect?

Our offer is simple, We will offer a between 60-70% of the Resale Value depending on Demand, Age, Condition alongside a few other factors.

Why an honest description is so important?

As we make offers online, it’s very important that you describe your item accurately so there are no surprises from either end. We’re a refurbisher of Bikes and Parts, so the majority of wear and tear issues, we can solve 😊

What is the process?

Send details and Receive an offer from Cycletrade® Choose Shipping option (Post yourself or we can organize collection) We can Pre-Pay via PayPal Goods and Services or Pay Via Bank Transfer on same day it arrives at our warehouse.

I want to sell quickly?

Usually, a sale could be complete within 48 Hours and we have a very simple system where we make an offer and you can either organize postage to our warehouse or we can arrange using one of our trusted courier partners.

Where will my items go?

We want to be at the forefront of the Circular Economy and so every item we buy will be restored and cleaned to certified refurbished standards and your items will be resold on our website or discounted to Bicycle Shops who are often looking for bits and pieces.

I’ve got multiple premium parts to sell?

In this case, here is a link to our multi-sell option. Here you can bulk upload a list of your items and we can value individually and respond with a Individual Parts offer and a Bulk Buy offer.

How will payment be made?

We can either pre-pay via PayPal Goods and Services or by Bank Transfer on the day your item arrives at our warehouse.

I’ve sold to you plenty of times before, do I have to fill in the form?

Hello! Firstly, thank you for being a valued customer. Fortunately, we do have your details safely stored so we can speedily buy your items. B2B- If you’re a shop selling to us, please take a look at the B2B Section on the Homepage of our Website.

Buying faqs

Answering our most commonly asked questions about buying from our store!

What do you mean by Certified Refurbished?  

Thanks for asking, all of our parts are thoroughly cleaned, restored and tested to show full functioning order.  

Why do your parts look new?  

A lot of the time they are Grade A+ NEW as we work with a variety of Bike Shops, Online Retailers and Manufacturers to sell their excess inventory.  

Are all of your items in stock?  

Yes! Every item we have on our website is in stock. We work incredibly hard to maintain our fully functional inventory management system.  

Do you use stock photos?  

We call our products VIP’s (Very important products). They get the full service through cleaning and tested. They are then professionally photographed and then they are well stored ready for shipping. *Every item photographed is of the item being sold* 

I’ve ordered, How long will shipping be?  

We offer 2-4 Day delivery and Next day Shipping at checkout; click here to check our most recent shipping updates 

Can I check compatibility?  

Yes! Confirming compatibility can save you a lot of hassle. We have a compatibility buddy service. Any questions you have on compatibility, feel free to fill in the following form and we will contact you on the same day.  

Do you price match?  

Yes we do! If you see any of our items being sold cheaper by an online retailer that has an item in-stock, we’re more than happy to price match. Feel free to contact us via the following link.  

our Grading system

This is our grading system for buying and for selling. If you are planning on selling us a bike part, place refer to this chart when evaluating it's condition.