Does anyone know of a reputable website that sells a wide range of used and second hand bike parts and components?

I'm helping a friend rebuild an older commuter bike and we are having trouble finding compatible components. There are a couple of local shops that carry used parts, but not having any luck there so far. I know of an Ebay seller that sells used ski equipment; I'm wondering if, likewise, there is a website for used bike parts. I'm basically looking for a larger inventory than my local area.

  • "I know of an Ebay site" ? Do you mean an eBay seller? Because there is plenty of second hand bike stuff on eBay. I would recommend it. – dee-see Nov 30 '10 at 19:05
  • Yes. Ebay seller. Hoping to find a seller or other site with a large selection. – user313 Nov 30 '10 at 19:12
  • The ski equip Ebay store has a warehouse full of equip. I'd like to find something like that for bike related to avoid having to search and pick through stuff and also looking for a good rep. – user313 Nov 30 '10 at 19:15
  • I know no site but if you can find a bicycle club, it is probably a way to go. I am in one and people often share free old second-hand parts. The good side is that the club can be much more than that like bulk-purchase-organizer, touring-trip-organizer, random-competition-organizer, sponsor-finding-assistance-to-competition -- and much more. I like it because it saves me time, money -- and it is fun! – user652 Mar 15 '11 at 7:53

Loose Screws Small Bicycle Parts has a decent selection of small parts.

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    This worked. I clicked and scrolled and found the item I was looking for. – user313 Dec 1 '10 at 23:23
  • The current link takes me to a Japanese site about loaning credit cards? Here is an updated link – Riet May 10 '16 at 19:27

Ebay and craigslist, and maybe amazon is pretty much it. Otherwise you can try bikeforums or mtbr for sale subforums in addition to local shops.


I've not had any luck consistently finding used parts online. For used commuter/entry-level stuff the best source I've found is local garage sales. For used nicer stuff try your local racing clubs. They tend to discard nice stuff, for cheap, on a regular basis as they always need the latest greatest to go the fastest. Surprisingly the local touring bike clubs have not been a great source as those people seem to hold onto stuff forever. :-)


Since the question was asked, Facebook marketplace has really taken off, and there are sales/wants groups but local and long distance. Some can be very specialised. Enthusiasts' groups often have an associated buying and selling group, or permit such requests.