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The Hub's COVID-19 update

Our used parts Salvage Yard is now available for shopping, one customer at a time, for up to 10 minutes.

*Note - Photo is not a reflection of our current stock. Please see the listings below for updated inventory.

Used Bikes and Gear

The Hub Bike Co-op offers a wide variety of used bikes, components and accessories as part of our commitment to sustainability and our creed of providing "All Types of Bikes For all Types of People." We offer used products exclusively at our 3016 Minnehaha Ave shop.

We have a large range of pre-owned complete bikes, from budget-friendly road and mountain bikes to high-end speed machines. We also stock used children's bicycles, cargo bikes, BMX bikes, trail-a-bikes and bike trailers. 

Steps We're Taking Around Minneapolis Police Department

Updated 1/11/2021

The Hub Bike Co-op fully supports and stands in solidarity with the organizations and entities that have severed ties with the Minneapolis Police Department, including the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools K-12, Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Minneapolis Parks Board, First Avenue, Minnesota Orchestra, and others.

The foundation of The Hub has always been buying and selling used bikes, and this continues to be a vital way in which we support our community and the environment by diverting gently used items from the landfill and offering affordable and quality used bikes for purchase.

In order to buy and sell used bikes, The Hub is required by the City of Minneapolis to comply with the Minneapolis Police Department and run every second hand bike we purchase through an automated reporting database to check for stolen bikes. Our in-shop interaction with the police department is  infrequent, but it is a requirement of our license with the city to sell used bicycles. We are working with the Minneapolis City Council to remove the police role in reporting and replace it with a non-violent, community-based alternative.

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*Note - Photo is not a reflection of our current stock. Please come into the shop for current used parts selection.

Used Parts Salvage Yard

Our Salvage Yard is a goldmine for experienced crate-diggers and newbies alike. We stock a variety of used components, including wheelsets, saddles, hubs, brakes, and more. The Salvage Yard is also a great place to find used accessories like fenders, racks, pumps, trainers, repair stands, and even apparel.

Updated 11/9/2020:
Our used parts Salvage Yard is now available for shopping, one customer at a time, for up to ten minutes. Please utilize the hand sanitizer at the entryway before and after handling bike parts.

Used Selling and Trade-In Information

The Hub Bike Co-op buys bike shop quality used bicycles and components only at our 3016 Minnehaha Ave location.

Selling your used bike

If you are interested in selling your bike to us, please bring it to our location on Minnehaha Ave for one of our qualified mechanics to appraise. Be advised, we will not be able to appraise your bike on the spot, so be prepared to leave your bike with us until we are able to assess it. We will then follow up with a phone call to let you know if we are able to make an offer on your bike. This usually only takes a couple days, but during the busy season it may take up to a week. 

We do not accept department store level bicycles (Huffy, Magna, Hyper, Next, etc), nor bicycles that have been spray painted or that have had their serial number defaced in any way. If you are unsure if you have a department store bike, please give us a call and our staff can advise you. 

Additionally, we generally do not purchase non-typical bicycles such as tandems, recumbents, or trikes. However, if they are in good condition we may be able to offer consignment (see below). Alternatively, our yearly Used Bike Extravaganza in June can be a good option for selling these kinds of bikes. 

The Hub offers payment for used bicycles in the form of store credit or check (no cash). Store credit for bikes can be issued the day the offer is accepted, but there is a 30 day wait for issuing checks, while we run the bike’s serial number through the city’s stolen bike database. We are required by the City of Minneapolis to make a copy of your State-Issued ID for this transaction and run bike serial numbers and IDs through RAPID, the Regional Automated Property Information Database, which is monitored by the MPD. 

Whether or not we are able to make an offer on your bike depends on many factors, including the age and value of the bike, as well as the repairs needed to get the bike in good riding condition. Unfortunately there are too many variables in assessing a bike and its components for us to be able to give any type of estimate or offer over the phone or by email.

Please note that our staff will use their professional discretion and may deny a trade-in appraisal for any reason.

Selling used parts and accessories

Used components may be exchanged for store credit only (no ID required). This store credit can be issued to your account as soon as the offer is accepted and may be used at any of our shop locations. Appraisals cannot be done on the spot, so be prepared to leave your items, and one of our qualified mechanics will call you with an offer. This usually takes only a couple days, but may take up to a week during the busy season. 

We do not accept used tires or tubes, or any item that is damaged, excessively worn, or missing pieces. We also do not accept used helmets. Shoes and apparel are rarely accepted, but may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Similarly, we rarely accept bare frames, but may make exceptions for good quality and highly sought after brands. We do not buy frames that have been spray painted or otherwise altered, or frames with damage or dents. 

Be advised that we may decline to make an offer for any reason. 


Consignment is available for bikes that are valued at at least $300, in good riding condition, and that do not need any repairs or replacement parts, as determined by our mechanics. 

If you are interested in having your bicycle assessed for consignment, bring it to our Minnehaha Ave location. We are not generally able to provide an assessment on the spot, so be prepared to leave your bike with us for a few days, and a Used Dept Coordinator will call you once we have assessed your bike. 

Please email with additional inquiries about our consignment process.