I have an eye out for a road bike for myself a decent hybrid for Mrs RL. I have spent a lot of time on Gumtree and eBay as a result, which is a faintly dis-spirting experience.
Above all else I have noticed two things:
1. There are an inordinate number of people having a larf with what they are asking for in terms of second hand value.
2. There are seemingly more Specialized bikes for sale than any other brand, particularly Allez's for the road - is it because people hate them or they simply sell in greater quantities in the first place?
If anyone wants to sell a decent hybrid or road bike for a fair price (i.e. what it's broadly worth) I'd be delighted to chat