Bicycles can range from less that $100 to over $10,000 and can be used for all different purposes. When buying a bicycle it is important to focus on which bicycle will meet your needs. Remember, you get what you pay for and a top quality and well maintained bike can last a lifetime.
For advice on buying a bicycle, check out the Cycling Promotion Fund’s website.
Buying a second-hand bike from online sellers such as ebay or gumtree can offer incredible value for money however there are also significant risks. Most criticaly, the bicycle must be the right size frame for you and have no mechanical defects. If buying a second-hand bike, seek advice from a friend who is knowledgable and make sure you don’t buy a lemon.
If you are looking for a bike for free or one to repair for yourself, there are number of bicycle recycling projects run across Sydney. For a list of bike co-ops go to: http://www.bicyclerecycling.com/