eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby feelthewheel » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Did any of the Melbourne forumites manage to snaffle this one?:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-me ... 1016075292

Looks to be a pretty sweet bargain. I missed out :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Johnj » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:38 pm

QuangVuong wrote:1950s BolDor
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/raleigh/ ... 015549189#

Would grab it myself, but too far away!


Thanks Quang! This bike is now living at my house.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:48 pm

Good to hear! Gonna ever ride that?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:09 pm

nah, he grows hanging plants on his verandah.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Johnj » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:50 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Good to hear! Gonna ever ride that?


This one's a pure track bike and never been drilled for brakes. I'm allergic to riding brakeless fixies on the road, but my plans this year include some track riding. So yes, it'll get used, but only on the track.

It may, or may not, make a static appearance at Tempe on Saturday to keep my other Bol D'or company.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Sd » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:07 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Did any of the Melbourne forumites manage to snaffle this one?:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-me ... 1016075292

Looks to be a pretty sweet bargain. I missed out :(


The dude selling it was a little odd. Not sure if it was a case of lost in translation or not... No phone calls only random emails. I gave up when it became a case of you have to meet at my work place Tuesday midday and you have to buy everything but don't call me
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:30 pm

Johnj wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Good to hear! Gonna ever ride that?


This one's a pure track bike and never been drilled for brakes. I'm allergic to riding brakeless fixies on the road, but my plans this year include some track riding. So yes, it'll get used, but only on the track.

It may, or may not, make a static appearance at Tempe on Saturday to keep my other Bol D'or company.


Where do you find the room? Bring it down to Lidcombe in the Spring and I'll give it a ride around for you. :) We had a guy recently who showed up with a 50s reno'd speedwell with 105 bits on it. Rode like a dream.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby feelthewheel » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:51 am

Sd wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:Did any of the Melbourne forumites manage to snaffle this one?:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-me ... 1016075292

Looks to be a pretty sweet bargain. I missed out :(


The dude selling it was a little odd. Not sure if it was a case of lost in translation or not... No phone calls only random emails. I gave up when it became a case of you have to meet at my work place Tuesday midday and you have to buy everything but don't call me


Yes, don't think English was his first language. I got the same odd treatment. Pity, because I would have driven to Melbourne to get it. The braze-on tab underneath near to the headtube made me think it may have been a team issue/professional. Just hope whoever bought it doesn't butcher or powdercoat it hot pink ... sigh.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:36 pm

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:39 pm

familyguy wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lemond-racing-bike-frame-columbus-NOS-vintage-road-/111030665390?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item19d9f180ae&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_998

Disclaimer: I do know the seller, and have no vested interest in seeing him make/lose money on this. Either price is pretty hopeful I think. Quality frames are getting rarer, but not this rare yet. I do look forward to seeing his Zeus come up, even though it will be too small for me.

Jim


Aaaaaand here's the Zeus:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Zeus-Track-r ... 500wt_1203

Want. Too rich for me.

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Johnj » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:33 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Where do you find the room? Bring it down to Lidcombe in the Spring and I'll give it a ride around for you. :)

I did a quick count, 7 bikes in the lounge rooom (8 if you count my wife's exercise bike), 3 on the back verandah, 1 in the study and erm.... some more in the shed :oops: . The 3 on the back verandah are slated to be sold at the swap meet on Saturday, which will generate some brownie points for me.

I'm planning on doing some riding in RAW as part of the Red Scourge, so this one might get an outing before spring.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:02 pm

eBay is painfully expensive at the moment, perhaps because it's the end of summer and start of uni.
Any looonng legged members in NSW interested in an excellent rando/tourer? I'd buy it if it were in Melbourne, I'm currently doing a Super Galaxy build and It's a nice bike. :roll: the good ones are always up north...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/nambucca ... 1010746287
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:38 pm

This looks like an interesting build with nice parts. Described as 'Rebuilt as a 1950s BSA Tour of Britain', interesting to hear what it was before powdercoating and new decals assuming it wasn't originally this model http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BSA-Tour-of- ... 20d0943537
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vaeske » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:40 am

yeah he's re-painted and doesn't want to go any further with it.... damn shame...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Sharri29 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:21 am

Anyone watching this, I know they are love or hate! I have no idea of what it would be worth?


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251246456279 ... 97.c0.m619
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:18 pm

LG wrote:This looks like an interesting build with nice parts. Described as 'Rebuilt as a 1950s BSA Tour of Britain', interesting to hear what it was before powdercoating and new decals assuming it wasn't originally this model http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BSA-Tour-of- ... 20d0943537


Looks like BSA ToB lugwork and forks that I have seen but that pattern was not totally unique to BSA. He has a few of the components wrong if he was aiming for a 1950's model.
However, I think you might find the paintwork is a bit higher class than powdercoating.... :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:44 pm

LugNut wrote:eBay is painfully expensive at the moment, perhaps because it's the end of summer and start of uni.
Any looonng legged members in NSW interested in an excellent rando/tourer? I'd buy it if it were in Melbourne, I'm currently doing a Super Galaxy build and It's a nice bike. :roll: the good ones are always up north...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/nambucca ... 1010746287


Id snaffle that in a minute if it was within a 2-3 hr drive...just my size..
Also that Tour of Britain thingy is magnificent..try building it for under $700 :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:23 pm

I agree Richard, the paint looks better than powdercoat, he (or she) has done a great job, it's just powdercoating is mentioned in the description. I assume the black might be, with the white sprayed over the top? Whatever it is, the outcome is very effective.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:02 am

Colnago?

too pricey for me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:13 am

bychosis wrote:Colnago?

too pricey for me.


Ah, the elusive vintage French Colnago. How I've searched...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:19 am

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sunnybank/bicycles/tom-wallace-special-trackbike-classic/1016371904

Let's see:

Mudguards - check
Brakes - check
Stem Shifters - check
Gears - check
Reflectors - check

Yup - obviously a track bike
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:16 am

Nearly choked on my tea and toast when I saw this

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-camp ... 2c6d7a1a3b
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Torana68 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:45 am

[quote="Hamster"]http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sunnybank/bicycles/tom-wallace-special-trackbike-classic/1016371904

not really a classic its an Asian cheapie with Tom Wallace decals :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Torana68 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:49 am

cotterpin wrote:SIXTIES GOLD!


I like that! but what's someone done to the bottom head bearings?
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