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2nd hand bike question

Hi all - have read lots of posts about getting a 2nd hand bike. Looking for a run-around for my girlfriend (say 150-250 CHF worth)...

came across idea of flee market and also monthly bike sales, but am struggling to find dates for Zurich for the Velobörsen

any tips?
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Re: 2nd hand bike question

Try www.pro-velo.ch for dates. There is one listed in Zürich Helvtiaplatz on 9.7.11 from 0900-1500
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Re: 2nd hand bike question

Great thanks! If we're in the market for a 150-250 CHF ladies MTB what odds do we have if we get there early?

Have peopel generally found something like this there before when they went looking?
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Hi all - have read lots of posts about getting a 2nd hand bike. Looking for a run-around for my girlfriend (say 150-250 CHF worth)...

came across idea of flee market and also monthly bike sales, but am struggling to find dates for Zurich for the Velobörsen

any tips?
Cheers
Here you go:

ZURICH only

9th July
Helvetiaplatz

13th August
Helvetiaplatz

3rd September
Neumarkt, Winterthur

24th September
Helvetiaplatz
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Re: 2nd hand bike question

Borrow someones bike and be cleaning it in front of your building, in no time at all someone will offer you a new bike at a bargain price, just don't try to sell it on here afterwards
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Re: 2nd hand bike question

Has anyone been to one of those sales? Is it abandoned/found bikes being sold? Just noticed there's one tomorrow in Nyon... my 1970 Tigra could use some parts from a donor...
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Has anyone been to one of those sales? Is it abandoned/found bikes being sold? Just noticed there's one tomorrow in Nyon... my 1970 Tigra could use some parts from a donor...
I have been to the Helvetia markets quite a few times.

There is a wide range of people selling their bikes their........ some are a bit dodgey, but mostly it's OK.

HOT TIP: .... go early

You will often see very similar bikes with a wide range in their prices, so it pays to have a good look around.
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Re: 2nd hand bike question

If you should look up german language based portals like http://www.veloplus.ch/veloinserate/...=id&order=desc use the keyword occasion for second hand. Same at ricardo.ch, an auction site. I got my MTb from there. Good luck.
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If we're in the market for a 150-250 CHF ladies MTB what odds do we have if we get there early?
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Have peopel generally found something like this there before when they went looking?
We've found what we wanted every time we've gone. Except the first time. Then we turned up late.

Best to turn up before it opens to look at the bikes and then pay for your bike when they start selling them.
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Re: 2nd hand bike question

Why not ricardo? I got one MTB bike for 70chf in almost perfect condition and another (Scott) MTB for 100chf which was a bit more battered and had the rear derailleur bent, but I fixed it and it's working fine. I have them since 9 months and no problems so far (I'm no hardcore biker, but do go through woods now and then )
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