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I've been wondering is there a marketplace to buy/sell/get original parts for bikes no longer made? I have a Bridgestone X0-1 Hybrid (the weird looking one with mustache handlebars) and I want to either restore it to original like new condition (or might just sell it) but I haven't really found a good place to research this. Any ideas? I've tried ebay, but either its a whole bike (I don't need that) or never the parts I need!

Thanks, Mike

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Changed to community wiki, since there's likely to be multiple equally correct answers – freiheit Sep 16 '10 at 13:08

In the UK you can look at Retrobike.

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Yeah, I am in the states, but still a cool site - thanks! – MDV2000 Sep 16 '10 at 12:45
Retrobike is cool. There needs to be a US version! – rally25rs Sep 17 '11 at 2:53

I'd vote for PinkBike or your local Craigslist. I know I look in both spots for parts when I want something new for my bike.

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Look for stores that sell used bikes, they'll often have a large selection of parts for sale.

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Backpeddling in Guelph Ontario has a great reputation as a source for hard-to-find parts for specific bikes or vintages. I'd be surprised if you didn't find a great deal of help from these guys:

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EBay is your best bet. It actually has a wealth of parts--they just go fast! Set up a saved search for what you are looking for, and it will email you when a match appears!

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