Pre-loved Bikes

It is a testimony to the quality of Quest 88 bikes that they can be handed on, or sold on, to new families again and again without any loss of performance. This part of our site has been created to assist with the re-homing of our cycles when they have been outgrown

 

 

Pre-loved Bikes

We do not get involved in the buying and selling of Pre-loved bikes directly, instead we give sellers the opportunity and the platform to advertise their cycle to the right people by uploading details and some photos. Please note that space in this section is limited so availability is on a 'first come first served basis'!

Alternatively if you are looking for a tricycle with a limited budget, you can browse below and see if something might be suitable.

 


 

Looking to Buy?

See below for all the bikes in need of a new home.


If you are looking to sell a bike, please fill in the form below providing as much information as possible along with images.
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Buy & sell help

Here we have listed some very helpful advice to assist donors, sellers and buyers of used Quest 88 tricycles.

Quest 88 cannot verify the condition of the items listed or participate in any private transaction. However, we are happy to advise on the age of a tricycle, or give general advice on suitability and accessories.

Accurately dating your tricycle

If you want to accurately date your tricycle, you can do this by referring to the serial number and/or date on the sticker on the metal chain-guard plate. Alternatively, if the sticker is worn, you can retrieve the serial number by loosening the self tapping screws on the chain-guard and partially remove the chain-guard to reveal a serial number written in indelible ink on the chain plate.

If you send us this information via the online enquiry form on this website; Quest 88 can verify the age of the tricycle from this serial number. Wherever possible, inspect the tricycle before completing the transaction and handing over any money.

 

Things to look out for before you buy or sell

In many cases spare parts are available to upgrade damaged or worn parts and accessories. You can contact Quest 88 at anytime for advice. Things like new mudguards, saddles, pull rods and saddle bags etc. can really enhance older tricycles. Have you considered donating your equipment to a cycling scheme or school. If your tricycle was originally provided by a charity; this is a great way to make that donation go even further after your child has outgrown it.

Quest 88 can help you locate a scheme or school in your area that would benefit from your tricycle and enable other children to enjoy the same experiences your child has. Hygiene; this is an important consideration when buying or selling. Use non-bleach detergents to clean your tricycle, but always rinse and dry. Chrome parts can be cleaned using chrome or brass cleaners, however, this will only work to a point.

If the tricycle has not been stored or protected properly, then rust may have affected the structure of the frame or the handlebars and stems; again you can ring us for advice.

Use GT85 or similar to lubricate the chain-wheel and rear sprocket by spraying through the cut-outs in the tricycles chain-guard.

Brake pads and callipers can be replaced very easily and cheaply. Check that the parking brake feature works on the brake lever.

Insertion marks (or minimum insertion marks) can be found on both the handlebar stem and the saddle stem. These are etched or engraved marks; which guide you as to the maximum height of the stem and relates to how much material remains within the main frame.

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If the tricycle has been extended and used beyond these marks it is likely that some distortion or damage has occurred to either the stems, the frame or both. Stems can and should be replaced in such cases, however, if the frame is distorted - the tricycle is not safe and should not be sold or donated.

Check for damage to poppers or "push pins" on push or pull rods. This may have occurred due to misuse of the push or pull rod. You can remove these using long-nose pliers for closer inspection. There should be no sign of wear to the popper, neither should the popper hole be elongated.Spare poppers and complete push or pull rods can be purchased from Quest 88.

Extract from user manual: "Push and Pull Rods must not be used as levers to tilt and turn the tricycle either with or without the rider present. Neither is it to be used to lift the front wheel over a threshold, such as a shed door. The Pull Rod is intended to assist the child with steering and pedalling and is not intended to pull the child up steep inclines. The push rod is not a "rear steer device", it is intended as a means of assisting pedalling whilst allowing the rider to steer."

Check the condition of the paintwork. Areas around edges of plates may be flaky if the tricycle has been placed directly on the floor when separated for storage or transportation. These can be touched up with paint touch up pens. Generally the Electrostatic coatings we use are very durable and really only deteriorate due to accidental damage or neglect (left outside for long periods).

The steering limiter is a critical safety feature of the Quest 88 tricycle and restricts steering and therefore "jack-knifing". The steering limiter is adjusted via a hex socket bolt on older models or a knurled black plastic knob on more recent models. The steering limiter is engaged by turning these fully clockwise. Should the bolt or knob be missing - please contact us for a replacement.

image of insertion marks

Hip supports, thoracic supports and chest-plates should each have their own support belt. If they are missing, the child cannot be properly secured. If the child requires footplates or another means of foot retention then their hips (torso) should also be secured to the tricycle. This is important for safety! Spare support belts can be purchased from Quest 88.

Check that everything tightens properly; especially handlebar fittings; saddle clamp; hand-lever on two-piece frames; width adjusters on hip and thoracic supports. Check that wheels rotate true and that the front brake is effective. Quest 88 tricycles are mainly provided for children who require closer supervision, they are not for use on open roads. The braking function is therefore nominal and generally used as a parking brake, as many riders do not have the hand strength/tone or coordination to fully operate dual brakes. Quest 88 provide the Draisin range of cycles for children who have those abilities and for example can operate gears etc.

In order to get a guide price, look at other trikes and their age on this website. The buyer may not be aware of all the accessories available or you may have more than they need. Quest 88 fixed wheel tricycles are not for everybody but are ideal for children with Cerebral Palsy, smaller children with Muscular Dystrophy and those with cognitive and coordination difficulties. They are not suitable for able bodied riders. The low resistance, fixed wheel function is there to help the rider build momentum where they don't have a great deal of muscle strength or tone.

Let your child practice with appropriate supervision. Restrict the area of use until they become more familiar with the handling characteristics. Don't worry if they cannot pedal at first. It shouldn't be that easy at first as you want them to have meaningful exercise. Use the push or pull rod as a prompt or assist them to start. It may take a day or up to 2 weeks before everything "clicks" into place, as confidence, determination; and the distraction of it all being new subsides. Contact us if you are unsure of anything.

If in doubt - contact us on 01952 463050.

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