The initial version of the BUMSONTHESADDLE Cycling marketplace was launched in 2012. It was a fun 2-hour project that enabled cyclists across India to sell their old cycling gear to cyclists who were more than excited about squeezing more miles from it.

The old version of the cycling marketplace. Look a the goodies up for grabs!

Over 1200 bikes and truckloads of cycling accessories and spares found happy new riders and hundreds of cyclists managed to clean up closet/hallway space to convince their better halves and parents to bring in their next shiny bike/accessory.

We’ve upgraded the marketplace with some new infrastructure and are hoping this new avatar will be a lot more useful to cyclists across India.



Sign up – Social Logins are great!

The first step would be to register yourself on the site. We have enabled Social Logins so that you can use Facebook or Google to login to the Marketplace. Fewer passwords to remember!


We have a simple Ad creation process to help you upload product details. Make the ad enticing with clear images and product details.

The most important thing while selling anything is, to be honest, and upfront about the product. Be as descriptive as possible. Spend time on your ad to make it sell.


We have a simple review process to ensure only high-quality ads make it to the site.

You will receive an update once your ad is live and you can view all ad details on the map.


Review the ad and make sure all details and images are correct. You can easily head over to your profile page to make edits, hide the ad or delete the ad.

If you feel the product is not moving, you can also go back and update the price and see if your product will sell at a lower price.

There you go. The ad will be live for 30 days post which it will be deactivated but is still visible on your admin panel. All quite simple.

If you have any feedback on the marketplace – we would be happy to hear. Do send us an email at on how we can make this better for you.

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About the Author

Rohan Kini

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING I love riding my bike. Whether it's a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service. I started BUMSONTHESADDLE to share this passion for cycling. DISCIPLINE: Partial towards MOUNTAIN BIKING but love it all CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Tarmac, Pure Cycles Original DREAM BIKE: S-Works Epic HT & S-Work Roubaix OTHER PASSIONS: Technology, Photography, Baking, Travel, and Reading

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