13 cycling monstrosities from eBay

The BikeRadar community point out a few shockers up for sale

Online auction sites can be a great source for bargain bikes – as long as you know what you're doing and don't fall foul of the regular pitfalls (such as stolen bikes or dodgy salesmen – basically if something seems too good to be true, it probably is).

If you're looking to buy online, make sure you've read our guide on buying from eBay first. Othewise, beware of the following pedal-adorned shockers pointed out by several members of the BikeRadar community.

Put your wallet away for the following, and pray that your ride is not featured...

This shocker was spotted by pinarello001: this shocker was spotted by pinarello001
This shocker was spotted by pinarello001: this shocker was spotted by pinarello001

1. Ah, Grandad's bike. We've found it at last... This shocker was spotted by Pinarello001 along with this lot. (And thanks to My Grandad's Bike for the gag.)

Spied by scrimshaw: spied by scrimshaw
Spied by scrimshaw: spied by scrimshaw

2. This strange ride (love the position of the bottle cage) was spied by Arthur Scrimshaw.

Arthur scrimshaw spotted this interesting contraption: arthur scrimshaw spotted this interesting contraption
Arthur scrimshaw spotted this interesting contraption: arthur scrimshaw spotted this interesting contraption

3. Pinarello001 also spotted this strange Gianthybrid.

Hmm... interesting... posted by arthur scrimshaw:
Hmm... interesting... posted by arthur scrimshaw:

4. Well, hello there, beautiful. Is there any room left on the bars? Great accessories though. Scrimshaw'ed.

Bianchimoon has pointed us towards this flyer:
Bianchimoon has pointed us towards this flyer:

5. Bianchimoon has pointed us towards this flyer. You can buy it yourself right now from eBay for around £370/US$550/AU$720.

Pinarello001 with the reporting here:
Pinarello001 with the reporting here:

6. Pinarello001 with the reporting of this agricultural offering, which was on eBay not so long ago.

Another one contributed from arthur scrimshaw:
Another one contributed from arthur scrimshaw:
7. Adjustable stem? Another one contributed from Arthur Scrimshaw.

Thanks daz555 for uploading this corker:
Thanks daz555 for uploading this corker:

8. Ebike? With full suspension? Respect to Daz555 for discovering this. Unfortunately the eBay sale has now ended – someone forked out £420 / US$620 / AU$820 for it.

Pinarello001 found this monster: pinarello001 found this monster
Pinarello001 found this monster: pinarello001 found this monster

9. Pinarello001 found this old urban fox.

Team47b noted this old and unloved groover: team47b noted this old and unloved groover
Team47b noted this old and unloved groover: team47b noted this old and unloved groover

10. Unloved, unwashed, unrideable? Eddy would not be proud. From Portuguese auction site CustoJusto, via Team47b.

What in heavens... nweststeyn takes the honours for directing us to this spectacular ride: what in heavens... nweststeyn takes the honours for directing us to this spectacular ride
What in heavens... nweststeyn takes the honours for directing us to this spectacular ride: what in heavens... nweststeyn takes the honours for directing us to this spectacular ride

11. Now we're talking... How's that new Jiant bike of yours faring? Yeah, the one with the kickstand and... Pulcrum Kacing Zerqs... Cheers Nweststeyn for this from Napd.

Another beauty spotted by pinarello001: another beauty spotted by pinarello001
Another beauty spotted by pinarello001: another beauty spotted by pinarello001
12. Er... Kudos once again to Pinarello001.

Another from pinarello001: another from pinarello001
Another from pinarello001: another from pinarello001
13. One for the hipsters. Too late to save it? Spotters badge goes to (again) Pinarello001, who found it up for sale on eBay at the end of 2014.

Spotted any others? Share! Add them to this thread here.

Gregor is BikeRadar's Beginners and Family section editor after leading a cycling heavy youth and regularly clocking up more than 34 miles on the ride to work each day. He's interested in the lighter side of cycling, such as commuting, children's bikes and the occasional short sportive. He also helps to keep BikeRadar's forum in check, and can often be found joining in conversation threads on how to step chafing and the like.

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