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bigcheese
05-28-2011, 02:59 AM
Will be in alexandria for 2 weeks and was going to rent a bike for a couple of days for 2 people but at $100 per 24 hours I was wondering whether it would be feasable to buy two second hand bikes to use for the two weeks.
We currently ride specialized tricross sports and would like feedback as to any decent places to buy a couple of bikes either hybrids or road bikes at reasonable prices

Mark Blacknell
05-28-2011, 02:16 PM
There's a decent used bike market at the Courthouse Metro stop on Saturday/Sunday's. There's another one at Eastern Market, too (but can't recall their hours). There's also Phoenix Bikes in Arlington (but not terribly Metro accessible, unless you like buses). They operate on Thurs, Sat & Sun, iirc.

Also, check with Revolution Cycles' City Hub in Crystal City and see what they might be willing to work out. Definitely cheaper than CaBi, for your purposes.

DaveK
05-31-2011, 08:57 AM
There's a decent used bike market at the Courthouse Metro stop on Saturday/Sunday's. There's another one at Eastern Market, too (but can't recall their hours). There's also Phoenix Bikes in Arlington (but not terribly Metro accessible, unless you like buses). They operate on Thurs, Sat & Sun, iirc.

Also, check with Revolution Cycles' City Hub in Crystal City and see what they might be willing to work out. Definitely cheaper than CaBi, for your purposes.

There used to be a guy selling bikes up until about a year ago at Eastern Market but he got thrown out for selling hot bikes. At least that's what I was told by another merchant. There's someone now who has a couple of bikes there each weekend but nothing I'd let a friend buy. Looks like he pulled them out from a dumpster and just put them up for sale. The Courthouse market guys are much better, they actually clean up the bikes and make them ready to ride. They are only there on Saturday these days and go to a market in DC on Sundays (Georgetown, I think).

Doesn't Papillon Cycles sell used bikes?

JustinW
05-31-2011, 07:14 PM
Doesn't Papillon Cycles sell used bikes?

Yes, although the inventory fluctuates, so it is best to call and ask what is on hand.

2nd ups for Phoenix Bikes, too.