How to sell a used bike: Don't leave it in the shed, sell it to generate cash or fund the next one

A page of used bike listings
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If you’re wondering how to sell a used bike, there are plenty of options both online and otherwise. Maybe you’re looking to upgrade to a newer, higher spec machine or you just want to generate a little extra cash from a bike that’s rarely used or make some more garage space.

As the flip side of how to buy a used bike, selling one creates a mirror image of many of the same issues. There’s more in that post on what buyers should be asking about a used bike, so it’s worthwhile making sure that any online listing you create has these covered. You also need some decent photos, and most important of all, you’ll want to make sure that you actually get paid - there’s more on this lower down.

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Paul has been on two wheels since he was in his teens and he's spent much of the time since writing about bikes and the associated tech. He's a road cyclist at heart but his adventurous curiosity means Paul has been riding gravel since well before it was cool, adapting his cyclo-cross bike to ride all-day off-road epics and putting road kit to the ultimate test along the way. Paul has contributed to Cyclingnews' tech coverage for a few years, helping to maintain the freshness of our buying guides and deals content, as well as writing a number of our voucher code pages.