- Why does no one like my bike?
I have my Singular swift up for sale all over the place. About 5 different forums plus pinkbike and I reckon its had over 1000 views in the past two weeks. Apart from a few people saying ‘nice bike but I’ve got no cash’ and one guy coming to view it today ( who is making his mind up as we speak ) it has yet to sell.
I cannot work out why. I dont think its overpriced. Surely in that many views from people who are obviously trawling the classifieds looking for a bike then more than one person would be keen. It can’t be that niche.Posted 5 years agoeyerideitMember
Valve logo alignment is a bit off.
Red bikes are faster.
Seats too far forward.
I’d split it. I would be interested in the brakes but I’ve got a cheap biking holiday coming up that’s turning out to be quite uncheap.
Sorry if that’s of no help, I’m sure someone will buy it, just hang in there.Posted 5 years agoLiftmanMember
Keep reducing the price till it reaches the price point someone is willing to pay for it
Keep listing it in the classifieds everyday and see if you can break the record for most listed item (which I think was the silent clutch hub, that seemed to be on the classifieds for ever)Posted 5 years agocookeaaSubscriber
The paragraph of back story and possible future plans is unnecessary. I’m sure that you have a reason for selling your bike but in all honesty I don’t care.
Price feels a bit high too but I am sure you are open to haggling.
Not that many people are after rigid geared bikes are they, certainly not in that price bracket.Posted 5 years agoepicycloSubscriber
If you really love the bike, why not try bars with a bit of sweep instead of straight?
My wrists can’t take long on a straight bar, but I can go all day (24 hours in fact) on drops or Mary bars.
Another option would be to fit a fat front – 4″ tyres at 8psi don’t transmit much impact 🙂
Your Swift is a nice bike and you’ll regret selling it.Posted 5 years agomtbtomoMember
Thats why I worry about buying high price niche stuff, if you don’t keep it long enough you won’t recoup what you think its worth (including the use you’ve had out of it).
On the same sort of topic, I like the look of those Genesis Fortitude’s but £1k for a geared rigid bike?Posted 5 years agosadexpunkSubscriber
Your Swift is a nice bike and you’ll regret selling it.
yup, i regret selling mine, and id always consider another medium with good spec.
as above tho, probably overpriced for the spec. nothing that makes people go mmmmmm….. i want that.
best of luck tho, theyre great bikes.Posted 5 years agoscotroutesMemberBikebuoy wrote:
If it had Mary’s or drops and a 3″ or 4″ in on the front and 3″ on the back, I’d have it.
That’s just it. Nice bike – but to one persons ideal. The sort of person who will ride that bike will have a pretty clear idea of how they would like it set-up so it would make more sense to sell it as parts.Posted 5 years agoFarticusSubscriber
I was tempted, but …
Not my niche – Rigid SS would have been better, or hardtail geared.
Would prefer frame & forks, and then pick my own finishing kit.
Taste – I just don’t like white stuff, especially rims.
My experience is to keep advertising it, but lower the price a bit until you’re as low as you’re prepared to go. Keep it factual about how it’s be used etc. rather than your life story.
Good luck!Posted 5 years ago
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