Often one asks the question if it is worthwhile to buy a second hand bike or should you rather buy a new one. Here we give tips on what to consider so that your new bike does not turn out to be a false bargain
New bike or second hand bike?
- An old, good quality bicycle, such as a gazelle bicycle, will last longer than a new cheap bicycle
- Also the repair of the cheap, new bicycle is often more expensive, because the parts of cheap new bicycles are not of high quality
- What looks beautiful is not necessarily high quality. Paint is cheap and a bicycle is quickly painted. The durability of a bicycle depends mainly on the quality of the moving parts
- A new, good bicycle has its price. Below 450 Euro retail price one hardly gets durable quality
For all these reasons we recommend: Either dig deep into your pocket when buying a new bike or get a used bike for little money. The easiest way to get second hand bikes is to go to bike markets, because that's where the selection of used bikes is the largest.
Here you can find the Fietsenbörse bike markets: