While you’ve listed the bike online, you might also want to ride it to some local bike nights and slap a “for sale” sign on it, with the year of the bike, your asking price and your cell number.

Nothing quite compares to getting the bike in front of a sea of potential buyers, and the sign with your contact info means you aren’t chained to the bike all night.

Now, get ready for the scammers. Ignore anyone who contacts you about “your item.” Do not entertain offers of third-party payments. Listen to your gut.