Buy, Sell, or Rent a Bike
Buying & selling used bicycles
Used bicycles offer a less expensive, functional alternative to buying a new bike. For individuals looking to buy a used bicycle, or for those trying to sell one, look here for the best places in the area to buy, sell or advertise a used bike.
There are over 15 bicycle shops in the area of campus, even a shop right on campus for your convenience. Listed below are a few that offer full-service bicycle sales, repairs and more within a 2-mile radius.
- Campus Bike Shop
459 Lagunita Dr., Unit #12, Stanford, CA 94305 (Located in Tresidder Union next to the Coho Coffee House)
- Cardinal Bike Shop
1955 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (just north of Stanford Avenue, next to Sundance Mine Co. restaurant)
- Menlo Velo Bicycles
433 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (North of the Stanford Shopping Center)
- Mike's Bicycles
2180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Between Stanford Avenue and College at Oxford)
- Palo Alto Bicycles
171 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Downtown Palo Alto)
- The Bike Connection
2086 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (just south of Stanford Avenue, near Escondido Village)
- The Bike Connection
622 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (Downtown Menlo Park)
Department of Public Safety
Public Safety sells some of the abandoned bikes at Stanford. The bikes are repaired then sold starting at $30 — a great bargain. Get more information on the annual bike sale at the Stanford Public Safety website.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army receives abandoned bikes that are not claimed or purchased by departments during Stanford Public Safety's annual bike sale.
Salvation Army outlets in the SF Bay Area
- 1270 Marshall St., Redwood City / (650) 368-4643
- 405 N. 4th St., San Jose / (408) 283-3864
- San Francisco locations:
- 360 4th St. / (415) 777-3677
- 520 Jessie St. / (451) 575-4848
- 133 Shipley St. / (415) 553-3584
- 1806 Linda Dr., Pleasant Hill / (925) 685-6900
- 812 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz / (831) 429-8118
- 13577 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo / (510) 236-0847
The online su.market usenet newsgroup
Many bikes and other items are bought and sold using an online bulletin board. You can access the su.market newsgroup via Google Groups.