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Selling a bike abroad?

fudgeyfudgey Posts: 854
edited July 2017 in Road general
Long story short, i took a bike to Spain last year, hour away from Malaga and left out there as the holiday bike.
Now, the wife wants a divorce so this August is probably the last time i will go back there (her parents apartment) so its what to do with the bike?

Bring it home at cost and try to sell over here, or stick it on Spanish ebay etc and try and sell it in the last week, having used it for a couple of weeks.

Im hoping it will sell easy enough if i tried the latter, and i guess if it doesn't go, just bring it back.

Bike is a 2014 Colnago AC-R, done probably 3k miles so hopefully worth around £500 or more.

Has anyone done this?
My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...


  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    For the £30 quid or so it'd cost to fly with it I'd just get it home...
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • fudgeyfudgey Posts: 854
    It cost me £70 to take it out there. Different airline this time tho so ill check prices.
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    Fudgey wrote:
    Now, the wife wants a divorce

    at least she doesn't want an electric bike ! .. it could be worse.

    I would bring it back home, borrow a bike bag, fly it back ... sounds like a fun adventure
  • bbrapbbrap Posts: 610
    Ride it back. Train through tunnel. Ride back home in UK. Nice little trip.
    Rose Xeon CDX 3100, Ultegra Di2 disc (nice weather)
    Ribble Gran Fondo, Campagnolo Centaur (winter bike)
    Van Raam 'O' Pair
    Land Rover (really nasty weather :lol: )
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Repatriate it and then bury it near Dover. It's what any decent chap would do.
  • fudgeyfudgey Posts: 854
    I did consider riding it home, but id litterally have to get off the plane and go. Its 1400 miles, so will take me a couple of weeks haha.

    The travel bag is still out there so thats a bonus. Its just getting it to the airport that may be an issue.
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
  • super_davosuper_davo Posts: 1,098
    My parents bought a place in Sicily and I looked at the idea of buying a bike out there to keep out there, a cheap old Bianchi or something. But I looked and the local second hand market was outrageously expensive which quickly put paid to that idea (certainly on ebay). But on the other hand if you have something to sell then you'd be the one benefitting.
    Obviously that's Sicily so you'd have a totally different local market but the principle still applies.
    Look on for bikes around 50 miles of the place, see what they go for. If it's high then list out here to end around the beginning of the time you get there (assuming you have photos) and hope for the best. You can always take it home if it doesn't sell.
  • fudgeyfudgey Posts: 854
    Im out there for 3 weeks so will use it for the first 2 and then stick it on for the last week.

    Ill start looking on spanish ebay! Cheers.
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
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