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lousylegs recent post about making money to get another bike made me think of this.

I have a complete '80s bike that is too big, a 56cm Nishiki Olympic 12, and would love to trade it for a 53-54cm fixed gear or at least a frame that could be converted on the cheap. For items like this that are not worth much, it is often easier to trade than go through selling and then trying to use the money to buy something else.

This site isn't really set up for that sort of thing. The computer hardware site I read has an excellent buy/sell/trade forum that I have used many times. You can get rid of crap that you never use in return for someone else's crap that is useful for you, making both parties happy.

Can anyone suggest a forum or way to look for trades when it comes to bikes?
 

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What about this?

nate said:
lousylegs recent post about making money to get another bike made me think of this.

I have a complete '80s bike that is too big, a 56cm Nishiki Olympic 12, and would love to trade it for a 53-54cm fixed gear or at least a frame that could be converted on the cheap. For items like this that are not worth much, it is often easier to trade than go through selling and then trying to use the money to buy something else.

This site isn't really set up for that sort of thing. The computer hardware site I read has an excellent buy/sell/trade forum that I have used many times. You can get rid of crap that you never use in return for someone else's crap that is useful for you, making both parties happy.

Can anyone suggest a forum or way to look for trades when it comes to bikes?
http://classifieds.mtbr.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.pl?db=Road&website=RoadbikeReview
Nothing stopping you from posting that in the classiffieds. Costs what, $5?
 

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Kram59 said:
http://classifieds.mtbr.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.pl?db=Road&website=RoadbikeReview
Nothing stopping you from posting that in the classiffieds. Costs what, $5?
True, but the classifieds are geared much more towards pure sales. I don't think it would be fruitful though I might try (only $2). I'm looking for something more like this:
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/groupee/forums/a/frm/f/57909216

I will probably actually post my bike there since they don't limit to computer equipment. I've seen a few bikes and cars for sale there, but since it is not primarily a bike forum a trade will be harder. It is the best online trading forum I've ever used, so maybe I'm hoping for too much. They even have a means for rating sellers/buyers/traders.
 

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Any local websites? Other than that I would suggest eBay if not RBR.
 
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