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I know I can't post an ad so I'm going to try an be carefull what I say regarding what I'm thinking of selling, but my questions are more about how to go about selling rather then actually try to sell.

I'm thinking about selling off my Mountian bike in order to finance a new road bike. I'm in the Brampton area and I'm not sure I want to get into shipping the bike. Should I stick with Craigslist or something like that?

The bike is a 2005 model that came stock with Deore level parts, but I have upgraded alot of the parts (fork, crank, cassette, brakes, wheels, etc) would I be better off trying to sell the parts? If I saw the model name on the frame I would expect a lower level bike, but some of the parts are fairly highend.

Also I guess it might be a good idea to wait for spring when demand for a bike would be a little higher.
 

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pink bike

I've sold a few bikes and it is amazing how much response you get from Pink Bike. I know you don't want to ship but a lot of people in our area are on the site. You could mention that you don't want to ship if you don't want to ship it. Craigslist can be good but Pink Bike seems to be the way to go. Hope this can help you.
 

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Kijiji

I sold 3 bikes on Kijiji.
It may take a bit of time and lots of messaging but at the end success comes.
I didn't have to ship the bikes there were local pick ups...
 

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Craigslist is a good option, as well as canadiancyclist.com

this is not a good time though... you may post now, but spring is the right time... you will not get your money worth right now... it is a buyers market...

anyone wants to buy new titus racer x carbon frame?

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I know I can't post an ad so I'm going to try an be carefull what I say regarding what I'm thinking of selling, but my questions are more about how to go about selling rather then actually try to sell.

I'm thinking about selling off my Mountian bike in order to finance a new road bike. I'm in the Brampton area and I'm not sure I want to get into shipping the bike. Should I stick with Craigslist or something like that?

The bike is a 2005 model that came stock with Deore level parts, but I have upgraded alot of the parts (fork, crank, cassette, brakes, wheels, etc) would I be better off trying to sell the parts? If I saw the model name on the frame I would expect a lower level bike, but some of the parts are fairly highend.

Also I guess it might be a good idea to wait for spring when demand for a bike would be a little higher.
 

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like others have mentioned I'd go with Kijiji & Craigslist. Pinkbike is focused more on the DH/FR/DJ than road bikes, but then again ads are free so why not give it a try. As for the parts, there's a good chance you'll get more if you part the bike out so long as you've got the time to deal with 10+ transactions instead of just one...good luck!
 

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Just be prepared for the lowballs.
I sold a couple bikes on Craigslist pretty quick, within a week, but that was during the Summer time.

Also be reasonable, there are too many ridiculous ads on Craigslist. No one is going to buy a used bike for new bike price of comparable specs.
 

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Thanks for all the comments guys, I think I'm going to wait untill atleast the spring. A new road bike is a want not a need so I can wait for the right time to sell.

As for the pricing that is always a tough one, I can see that anyone posting an Ad doesn't want to sell them self short, but its true you need to be realistic. Like I mentioned with the bike I'm thinking to sell, if you go by the model name itself its not really that special but if you know about the parts I've upgraded its a much better bike.
 

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Interested in a trade?

If so, let me know what you have. I've got a road bike that I dont use often enough to keep, was thinking of selling in the spring.
 
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