A to B Free-ads for folding bikes, electric bikes and just about anything you want to sell. All free-ads are listed on this page and in the following paper and digital editions of A to B magazine. Ads appear here immediately, and remain listed on the web pages until the next issue of the paper and digital magazine: late-February, late-May, late-August and late-November. If the item hasn’t sold, simply re-book in the free-ads pages of the following magazine, there’s no fee.
The right bike can sell very fast. How about 12 hours: “Wow, its been pretty hectic on the ‘Selling Bromptons’ front. Both are now sold. Many thanks for putting the advert on the website.”
Just send the wording by email to email@example.com and feel free to include a photo, although space for a photo is not guaranteed, especially in the magazine.
Small ads, small print
You can advertise whatever you want in our free-ads, but the best results tend to be for popular folding bikes, like the Brompton, Dahon or Bike Friday, or electric bikes, like the Giant Lafree or Kalkhoff.
FOR SALE or WANTED
FOR SALE 15th November 2017 Foxhunter Cargo Trailer Three years old, black, some surface rust as it lives outside. Need the space, FREE to first caller. As tested in A to B 103, August 2014.
Contact: 01305 259998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE 15th November 2017 Free back issues of A to B, 6, 11, 12, 20, 21 and 29-80 (except missing -78,79,55,51,38). Collect or pay postage.
FOR SALE 24th October 2017 Brompton Bits. Chainrings, One 50-tooth, one 44-tooth. Both little used and in good condition. £15.00 each. Saddle stem std, half price £7.50. All prices plus postage.
Contact: 07788 98 46 33 or email to chris email@example.com
FOR SALE 19th September 2017 Nano-Brompton electric bike. Bike ten years old, and the conversion was five years ago, but both are in lovely condition, cared for by one elderly owner. Three-speed, black, with two new Bosch batteries and charger, £500.
Contact: 07498142188 (South Wales)
FOR SALE 15th August 2017 Electric Gazelle Cabby Cargo Bike. Due to a change of circumstances we’re selling our electric cargo/bakfiets-style bike, a Gazelle Cabby. The bike was bought new from Cycle Heaven in York in 2011. In January 2015 It was retrofitted with a Sparticle 24v 250W electric motor (by the Electric Transport Shop in York).
The electric motor works very well and is a great help either on hills, or when cycling with a heavy load on the flat. It also makes the rider more confident when moving off at traffic lights as you quickly get your balance without any ‘low speed wobble’.
The electric assist is of the throttle type meaning you can completely control how much assistance you want, and when you want it. The bike comes with a rain tent, charger, integral lock and Maxi-Cosi adaptors for installing a Maxi-Cosi baby seat. It can carry up to three children – or a load of shopping – or a combination of the two.
Contact: Claire Gilham if you would like to view and/or try. Tel 01904 627447 or Mobile 07866 813486
WANTED 15th August 2017 Brompton M3R or H-type In excellent condition with puncture-proof tyres, front carrier block and folding front basket if possible. Would require shipping to India
Contact: K C George at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE 1st August 2017 Montague Paratrooper X5 folding bike. Brand new 2016-model, high spec with rear rack, bottle carrier, stand, saddle tool pouch, with quick-release guards. £650.
Contact: John Bailey, 01923 269695 or email@example.com
FOR SALE 21st July 2017 Two Anthrotec recumbent trikes. Wide-ratio Sachs gears, hydraulic disc front brake, normal rear. One has a professionally extended chassis with a big box behind the seat, easily adapted to child-carrying. Streamer fairings, all good condition, £400 and £300 or £600 for both, no offers please.
Tel: 01271 883470 (North Devon)
17th July 2017 Brompton maintenance course SE16: One day course in central London covering the basics from removing rear wheels to replacing brakes and adjusting Sturmey Archer and SRAM hub gears, £70
WANTED 10th July 2017 Brompton old-type one piece 54T chainwheel and crank arm. Old type aluminium handlebars M.type.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01509211567
FOR SALE 6th July 2017 A custom-made storage case for 8Freight bicycle. Please note that the bicycle is not for sale – just the box! The box is very well made and pretty much water-tight. It has marks on the outside and has discoloured from being outside, but the inside is in perfect condition. It is L-shaped and there is a shelf to sit inside so that you can lay items along the full length of the box. I do not have the keys to the lock.
The box must be picked up from Inverness or the buyer can arrange a courier to collect.
Don’t want to say how much it cost to make but will accept £100.
FOR SALE 28th April 2017 Pair of Giant LaFree electric bikes – one ladies medium frame & one gents large frame – complete with batteries (charging fully), 2 charger packs, pannier racks, all keys and manual.
Great condition – migrating to Bromptons – £600 the pair
Contact: email@example.com 0791 913 7259 (Stamford, Lincs )
FOR SALE 10th April 2017 HP Velotechnik Grasshopper. Two wheeled (20″) short wheelbase recumbent (non-folding version). Full suspension with ‘overseat’ steering. Disc brakes and luggage rack. Light blue.
Very good condition, £800.00 ono
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07969159639 (Leeds)
FOR SALE 27th March 2017 Brompton Carrier Bag (to fit Brompton into). Never used as intended. £40.
Contact: Stephen 01935 873943 (Dorset)
FOR SALE 14th February 2017 Bike Friday Metro/Navigator Small/Medium, suit up to 5′ 8″-ish. Chrome Yellow, VGC, probably no ore than 500 miles. Three-speed hub x 7-spd derailleur. Complete in Carlton hard shell, wheeled travel case. £250
Contact: Chris Davis 07464 977292 or email@example.com
FOR SALE 9th February 2017 Brompton 5-speed, 1997, black, straight bars, two spare tyres, good condition, with fitting for Doggy Ride trailer as below, £400 ono. Doggy Ride trailer, immaculate, used only two or three times. Suit small dog, £90 ono. Vango tunnel tent, 3-man, excellent condition, £60
Contact: 0742 1814 359
FOR SALE 22nd January 2017 A to B magazines: No 1 to the present day, plus a few copies of The Folder; all in very good condition and boxed up. Free to a good home, but buyer collects (from Norfolk) or pays for courier!
Contact: Ian 01953 606026 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE 23rd December 2016 Raleigh Chopper in original unrestored condition. Cult 1970s bicycle with balloon tyres, 3-spd Sturmey Archer hub and lashings of all-round cool.
Contact: John Ghose email@example.com