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What items can I put in the swap?
Bikes, bike car-racks and car-top boxes, bike wheels, bike parts and accessories, bike shoes, bike frames, child carriers, tricycles, and inline skates.
Can I see what items are in the swap?
Checkout our Facebook page
where we are posting some pics of items in the swap.
Do I have to swap stuff to participate in the sale?
No way jose, this is swap-til-you-drop fun for everyone! It’s a consignment type sale - you can buy, or sell, or both. The doors open at 9 am on Saturday, May 2nd for the sale.
What’s so special about a swap at Skirack?
You can get 100% credit to spend however you’d like within all of Skirack. We have new winter hardgoods, a fantastic Service Department, a huge selection of clothing, cameras, gloves, car racks, bikes, and more! Go crazy!
Can I bring in a bike for you to sell on Saturday?
No, please don’t. Take-in of items for the swap is during our normal store hours of 10am - 7pm, and starts on Monday, April 27th and ends on Friday, May 1st.
What do you mean by "Good Condition"?
All bicycles must be in good and useable condition.
Old 10 speeds and department store bikes are not accepted.
Are we taking helmets and clothing?
Who prices the items?
You do! The owner and seller of the swap item makes the ultimate decision. We are here during item take-in to help with a price range or price suggestion, but you decide what the selling price of the item will be. Items will be available for sale on Sunday if they did not sell on Saturday. If the owner of the item participates, the items will be 25% off their Saturday price.
Are you going to call me when my items sell?
No, but we will be posting a brief summary of swap results
online. This list will be posted by approximately 8pm
on Saturday night following the swap on this web page.
It will list your name and whether or not all your items
sold and that is all. You can also come in or call on
Sunday to find out if your items have sold. Please be
patient as several people may be calling at the same time.
Can I use my swap store credit to buy stuff in the
Sorry, no. All store credits are available on Monday
following the sale. Swap Store credits may only be used
for Skirack's gear. Checks for 80% will be available Wednesday,
May 8th after 12 noon.
Can I take my stuff out of the sale during the day?
Can I change the asking price during the day of the
Can I wait to make up my mind about whether I want
store credit or cash if my item sells?
No. Decide as best you can when you enter your item(s).
If you are unsure, ask for a check. It is possible to
change your mind later. However you must do so before
you leave the store with your check.
Can I pick up my stuff on a more convenient time than
Yes. This year you can pick up your unsold items from
the swap on either Sunday between the hours of 11am
and 5pm or Monday between the hours of 10am and 7pm.
How do I shop for a used bike?
You should be able to comfortably stand over the bike.
If you have to lower the seat to it's lowest setting, the bike is probably too big for you.
Is the bike relatively clean? A clean bike is a happy bike.
Be wary of lots of rust on the frame or components. Squeeze the front and rear brake levers. Do they move freely, or require a lot of force? Requiring a lot of force could be a sign of neglect. Are the cables rusty? Not a good sign.
Check all the "wearables" (tires, brake pads, seat, grips) for excessive signs of wear. Tires should not appear dried out or show cracks.
If the bike appears to be relatively clean, everything moves freely, and only one part appears to need replacing (seat or grips perhaps) then the bike was most likely well used, but well maintained.
*Summer sporting goods only please (bikes, wheels, car racks,
baby joggers and trailers, etc.). No clothing or helmets.