Sell or Trade your used bicycle at our San Francisco Shop
At Columbus Cyclery, we buy used bicycles all year round. We pretty much purchase any type of bikes, though a limited amount of kids bikes. We do not purchase department store bikes such as Magna, Roadmaster, and a few other cheap brands, EXCEPT for the period June/July/August. Then, we do purchase those, but do not expect much for them. We do not purchase electric bikes. We do not buy bikes that have been to the “Burning Man” event.
While we continuously purchase bikes, at times we get large increases of inventory and we need to slow down the purchasing. Always call us ahead of time (415) 561-9999 to ensure we have space for your bike. However, you can trade your bike all year round. No limitation for trade-ins since one bike comes in and one goes out.
If you want to sell or trade your bike, and after you have called us, bring it to our shop. Please bring along a valid form of identification. Absolutely required. We do NOT give estimates over the phone. We will look at your bike together, maybe take it for a test ride if it is in running condition, and will make you an offer in a matter of minutes. Understand that the bicycle prices are much higher during Spring and Summer if you want to maximize your sale. We pay by check exclusively, and our checks can be cashed as soon as issued at our local Wells Fargo business branch opened 7 days a week. It is just a few blocks from the store.
Keep in mind that you also have the option of consigning your bicycle with us if you are not in a hurry to sell it.