How to get a cheap bike in Darwin…

It’s been one and a half weeks into my 6 week stint in Darwin, NT. I’m seriously considering getting a bike. If I do, I don’t want to spend too much on it… I’m leaving in 4.5 weeks. My budget is $50

In a city like Darwin there are a number of places where you might find a cheapie, below I’ll outline some of the places I’ve used to source some cheap bikes. Although I must admit that I have yet to come across one to my liking.

  1. – This one is obvious, however Darwin being such a small city, expect minimal items posted on ebay
  2. – Surprisingly gumtree has quite a few listings when compared to ebay. The free cost of posting  an ad helps
  3. – Located on the Stuart Hwy, this auction house has become an institution. They pretty much sell anything that passes their hands. There is a once a much auction of liquidated property. When the auction date draws near you can request a catalogue of listed items and on the day before the auction you can inspect what you are interested in. These once a month clearances usually have a fair amount of bikes for sale. The next one is on the 16th April
  4. – This guy seems to be fixing and selling bikes as a side hobby. Bikes are re-tuned and the price is pretty decent to. For an extra $10 he will deliver the bike to your door.
  5. Staff postings at work – If your a public servant up here, there is usually a staff bulletin board you can access.
  6. NT News classifieds – NT News is the main paper up here, not a fan but they do have a classifieds section and there is also a section on garage/lawn sales where you might be able to grab a bargain.
  7. Just look around and keep your eye out, sometimes people will just park their bike on the nature strip with a for sale sign, even better sometimes with a “free” sign! 🙂

About 1D

I've been fermenting in Canberra OZ for awhile now... Like all public servants I'm battling the cubicle nation... This blog will share my personal journey in which I am preparing to get out of cubicle jail... Time to be your own architect...
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