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What Is My Used Bicycle Worth?

It’s a question we encounter daily, ‘How much money can I get for my used bicycle?’ We are here to walk you through the tools on eBay to help you determine your bike’s current ‘Blue Book’ market value.

Before we begin, if need help to determining your bike’s value, we can generate a custom value for you, simply click here. For the diy crowd, please continue reading.

Lets say you want to sell your 2013 Specialized Enduro Comp mountain bike. You’ve made some good memories with this rig but it’s time to set it free and buy a 29er. After you dry your tears, the first thing you should do is hop onto eBay and input the bike’s year, make, model, and series into the search bar. The more information you give the search engine, the more accurate your search results. To keep the search focused, select ‘Sporting Goods’ from the drop down menu on the right side of the search bar. For bonus points, you can select ‘Shop by category’ to the left of the search bar to enter the eBay cycling category.

used bicycle blue book - ebay search bar

Hit ‘Enter’ and the search engine will begin scouring the eBay database for your beloved bicycle. The landing page will show you all active listings for your bike.  Note that this shows you eBay’s current inventory of what sellers are asking, but not what your bicycle is worth. Remember, anyone can ask any price so in order to track down your item’s true market value, you will need to click ‘Sold Listings’ in the left navigation pane.

used bicycle blue book - ebay active listings

Once, ‘Sold Listings’ is selected, you will see all of the 2013 Specialized Enduro Comp bicycles that have been sold over the past 90 days. This is where you will begin to see the value of your bike take shape. Below, we see five bikes, four that have sold (in green) and one that has not (in red), ranging from $1,436 to $2500. Now it’s time to do some detective work. Analyze the listings to find out what has caused the discrepancy in price and where your bike might land in this spectrum. Keep in mind that not only does condition, size, and build spec effect the price but also the photographs, description, countries the seller ships to and the seller’s feedback rating. [See, ‘Selling a Used Bicycle’ for do’s and don’t’s for selling your used bicycle.]

used bicycle blue book - ebay sold listings

If you think your bike is comparable to the Enduro that sold for $1436 but the listing had poor photographs and a short description, you can value your bike at a slightly higher price. On the flip side, if your bike is closer to the Enduro that sold for $2500 but has a little more damage, you can value it at a slightly lower price. Take this time to research all of the completed listings and you will determine your bicycle’s true market value.

Now that you have determined the price for your bike it’s time to make your auction listing. If you don’t have the time or patience, we can do all of the work for you! We have a staff of professional photographers, auction managers, shipping experts, and customer service representatives ready to help you get the most value out of your bicycle! We’ll make your item shine with a full detail of your bike, professional photographs, all the auction science to help your used bicycle get seen in a worldwide marketplace, answer any buyer questions, and ship it to its new home. For more information, visit our Sell Your Bike Page.Used bicycle blue book - The Pro's Closet used bicycle listing

COMMENTS

  1. I have a vintage 1850 (?) Featherstone bike. I have no idea what it is worth. It has wood wheels and does not have your traditional chain and gear system on it. It is in fair to good condition. It was in an accident of some kind and the frame is broken near the handle bars

    Nancy

  2. I have a Jesse James west coast chopper bicycle which can be converted to a real street legal motorcycle. Only problem with it is it needs a new rear rim. I saw online that the rim you can get for $50. The tires are both good and the bike looks nice. I just have no idea what it is worth. I put a price tag of $50 on it and people keep telling me they will only give me $10 for it. I know it is worth more than that.

    • Hi Ken,
      Thanks for reaching out to us! I did a little research and Unfortunately your bike falls below the price range of what we usually purchase. Between shipping costs and eBay/Paypal fees, there’s just not much money to be made for either of us.
      I would advise trying to find a local buyer on craigslist.  Thanks and good luck!

  3. hi i have a 2006 raleigh freeride rs 26inch i dont know what its worth all i know is these are not sold and mor and its all original, only issues are breaks anbd front wheels spokes are very loose easy fix any help ?

  4. I have a benotto high performance 21 speed mtb cross country 26inch tires. It is in very good condition. How can I get a ball park value for it. It was bought a few years ago and paid 2500, for bike and a couple accessories.Can you help in anyway getting a value for it ? 2542269488, thanks

  5. I have a pre-1989 Montgomery Ward open road 3200 LTD Shimano 12spd. I would like to know what it’s worth? Condition is a 5 out of 5.

  6. i HAVE A WOMAN’S 1989 FUJI VANTAGE. nOT IN PERFECT SHAPE BUT, PRETTY GOOD. i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT’S WORTH?

  7. I have a Huffy Wayfarer Bike # HP6210258. i am trying to find out if is of any value. i can not find any information about it on line. i am sure i am not looking it up right. any help would be appreciated.

    thank you ,
    Linda

  8. I have a 1982 Battaglin Giro,58 cm, Columbus double butted tubing in excellent condition. Everything,crank,derailleur, brakes are campy super record. The wheels are Roval bladed and the skewers are Pino Moroni titanium…was wondering what it’s worth…thanks

  9. Hey I have a 1980s Haro group 1 RS2 Race technique. BASICALLY ALL ORIGINAL PARTS. Wondering what the value is .

  10. I have a mid-1980 Trek 620, mostly original. I am the original buyer. It has been garaged for a few years. I can no longer ride a road bike because of problems with my shoulders, but would like to find a good hybrid. Are you interested in trades?

    • Hi Jim,
      Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately we do not sell hybrid bikes. I recommend selling the bike via a local channel and visiting your corner bike shop for a new hybrid.
      Best of rides,
      Jarrad

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  12. i have what i think is a 1986-7 sr500 or 600 in green. mint condition garage kept, just has some letters peeled off. can only find 1 of them on ebay for 550, cant find any other prices. any idea? thanks, Greg

  13. Hi I have a ritchey comp 23. Yay pulled it out of my fathers old storage unit and he’s looking to sell. It’s pretty rusted and the tires are useless. What do you think it might be worth?

    Thanks in advance!

  14. Hi, I have a nice giant enchant that I bought this year, it’s in the Liv range, it got a small puncture in the seat and very minor scratches

  15. Hello, I have a 1980’s Cyclepro Arroyo 8-speed women’s mountain/hybrid bike that needs new cabling, air in the tires, and a tune up, but that’s all I really know about it. I took it into my local bike shop and the repair guys said it was super cool, for being genuine “old school”, lol.
    Any idea what it might be worth?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Jamie,

      Thanks for reaching out! While being cool and old school, it’s probably only worth $50-$100. I’d recommend listing the bike on your local Craigslist.

      Best of Rides,
      Jarrad

  16. Hello. I used https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/ to see if I could get a rough valuation for a unicycle. As it turns out, the BB value is stated as $100 for the specific year ( I determined the year because my son received it as a gift in 2009). It is a black & chrome Torker 16.

    My questions:
    1. What makes this year more valuable than other years?
    2. How do I determine if it is 16 CX or 16 CX-SE?

    Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Charissa,
      Our knowledge base lies in the two-wheel world, the unicycle market is not our speciality and I do not want to quote you an inaccurate valuation.
      I wish you the best in your search.
      Best of rides,
      Jarrad

  17. I have a 2014 Orbea Orca with full shimano ultegra 10 speed, new specialized saddle, Reynolds solctice wheels with conti grand prix tires. It is in good to new condition. I am looking to sell. Would you be interested?

  18. Hi. I have a raleigh with the serial num of wa9000292. Looks original but its missing the badge and decals. Any idea what its worth?

  19. Hi, I have a SANWA manta with shimano 500 brakes,Christophe pedal straps
    Alps industrial ltd,Japan is typed on handle bar. Very good condition. How much do you think it’s worth?

  20. Hi i have a 1985 redline 500b its in great shape with all if the original parts other then the seat the crome is near mint the rims are as straight as an arrow and still have the ukai decals and i would have to say they are near mint 9.5 out of 10 the decals on the frame and forks are faded and dinged up and the anlun neck stem and crank set are in perfect condition with the exception of a little rust in the bolts that hold the neck down the die comp brakes are in near mint condition other then the cable frayed on the very end the bike chain is in usable condition but its really dirty and the handle grips are the original ones but need to be replaced do to the fact the ends are ripped off i was thinking all i have to do is buy a decal kit then this bike in honesty would be a 9 out of 10 any help would be appreciated

    • Hi William,
      Thanks for reaching out. While I can’t be exact without photos, I can ballpark the value of your bicycle. Based on your description, I would value it in the $300-$350 range.
      Best of rides,
      Jarrad

  21. I have a England Rodin hood three speed in bike original condition. Even down to the tires i can send pictures just looking. To see what it worth if any. Thanks

  22. I have a Puch PRO TREK Chro, e with blue sticker, gooseneck, rims and 100%chrome sticker on seat post. Please point me in the right direction as to its possible worth or if it just needs to go to garage sale. I google search it qnd found some quiet pricey but nothing idemtical to mine. HELP. I dont even know how to get hack to this PAGE

  23. Hi I have a vintage raleigh bike and I dont know how much its worth can you help the bike was made roughly in the 1980’s

  24. I have a western flyer and a schwin green woman’s bike. Don’t know the year or the model. Would like to sell these since my husband passed away about 2 years ago. He had these in the top of his garage.

  25. Hi guys! I have a 56cm 2007 Guerciotti Cross Force with a carbon fork, Campagnolo Chorus 9 speed group, Avid Shorty 4 cantilever brakes, Mavic Open Pro wheelset and melodious Campy hubs. Can you tell me how much it’s worth? I cant find anything on Bicycle Blue book.

    Thanks!

  26. I have a 1982 Cannondale road bike that I purchased in 1986 from the original owner, just hanging in my garage. Any idea what it may be worth?

  27. I have a 1996 Softride Traverse 19 inch bike (21 speed) that I purchased new in 1997. The color is a royal blue with a black beam. Very good condition. I hardly rode it. It was kept either in the basement or hung in the garage. I have the original books, manuals and receipt. The cost was $1,006.95. The book provides the following information. Frame: SST Cro-Moly, Fork: Cro-Moly Steerer, Rear Suspension: Softride carbon Beam, Stem: Softride suspension Cro-Moly, Groupo: Shimano STX/Gripshift 400, Brakes: Shimano STX, Rims: Weinmann Zac, Tires: IRC PiranhaPro 2.1, Seat: Velo. How much could it be worth?

  28. I have chrome bmx pro bike possible 1950 unusual seat all chrome throughout wheels handle bars tyres chain guards vey gd bike immaculate cond what’s it worth or any one got one like it

  29. I have a 1991 gt Xizang 20″,spin wheels,xtr gears,cook bro crank,
    Onza tyres and grips,ringle stem,quick realises and bottle cage,use seat post,
    Rockshox Judy sl forks,xlite crank bolts bar ends etc ………….
    Would love to see how much it’s worth,can post pictures I you
    Want

  30. I have a Tiara Pro 7 speed bike its in very good condition. It`s been siting in my garage for a couple years and I have no idea what it is worth I hope you coan help.

  31. Hi , My husband was wondering about a child red schwinn sting ray original seat and tires missing the handle grips and the chain gaurd, the chain is stiff but the tires turn easily. any help would be appreciated

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