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UODATE: The bike sold, quickly, for the full asking price to the first person who showed up. Which was cool. And even better, the guy was like, "Who did the pictures? They jumped out at me."
(Tiny speedlights FTW…)
Have you tried to buy a new bike lately? Or even a used bike?
The coronavirus pandemic has made them very tough to find. Between homebound people snapping them up and all of the various broken supply chains, most of the bike inventory — other than very pricey specialty bikes — has pretty much vanished.
Which means that if you have
functional bike in your garage that you don't need, it will likely never be worth more than it is right now.
My daughter Emily has an unneeded bike in the garage. It's a Trek 7100, which is decent hybrid. She rode it to middle school. But she's just graduated college and won't be bringing it to her new job.
But right now it should fetch a nice price in the Craigslist Bicycle Hunger Games. Especially if it is photographed and presented well.
So that's exactly what we are going to do today: photograph a bike with a basic two speedlight kit.Read more »