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

Postby LugNut » Mon May 20, 2013 11:18 pm

quislor wrote:Am I clueless or has this gone for way more than it should have?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lugged-steel ... 7675.l2557



Probably would've cracked half a g' if it weren't for that derailleur cable.

Just shows what some new bar tape can do I guess. Also looks to have been sold by someone affiliated with Saint Cloud, so probably well advertised.

ldrcycles wrote:Definitely wouldn't have gone for $470 if I was selling it :roll:

Man oh man, you're not the only one. :lol: Worst is when you buy a fixer upper, plunge hours and >$150 into a general service, new sealed bb, new bar tape, new tyres, and then re advertise it 6 months later and then watch it sell for less than you originally payed :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue May 21, 2013 12:15 am

munga wrote:it's kerbside cleanup week in the suburb i'm working at this week, and a guy in a hilux drove past with some soon-to-be-recycled bikes in the back. from 20 metres, the one i focused all my efforts on was dark blue, had drop bars, and had pedals that reminded me of these
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i hope to god they weren't c-record or anything campy, because it was on the top of his pile of bikes, and i was working in a cul-de-sac.
you know how you daydream of finding a saronni or a merckx? something tells me he found my daydream bike today. :shock:


For the sake of a good nights sleep Munga, Shimano Exage looks pretty similar.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue May 21, 2013 7:37 pm

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99 Kestrel 200 EMS

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

Postby frailer5 » Tue May 21, 2013 7:38 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I would say so, the frame looks alright but unknown, and fitted with a mish mash of bits ranging from alright to Microshift (not that there's anything wrong with Microshift per se but it's a bit out of place to me). I would have said $150, maybe $200 at the absolute most if you really wanted it.

Definitely wouldn't have gone for $470 if I was selling it :roll: :lol: .


Have to put it down to the Fitzroy/inner city trendoid co-efficient; plus the dazzling baby blue finish, I guess. :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue May 21, 2013 8:09 pm



I might express an interest in that. Bit of a drive but I'm keen. Thanks Quang. Looks like it could make a nice cyclocross bike, Exage LX bits I think. Just in time for Dirty Deeds :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Tue May 21, 2013 8:41 pm

frailer5 wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:I would say so, the frame looks alright but unknown, and fitted with a mish mash of bits ranging from alright to Microshift (not that there's anything wrong with Microshift per se but it's a bit out of place to me). I would have said $150, maybe $200 at the absolute most if you really wanted it.

Definitely wouldn't have gone for $470 if I was selling it :roll: :lol: .


Have to put it down to the Fitzroy/inner city trendoid co-efficient; plus the dazzling baby blue finish, I guess. :|


Also it's small, very hard to find, just ask my wife....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue May 21, 2013 8:59 pm

are we still talking about the bike?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue May 21, 2013 8:59 pm

8) if we are, i have a 50 x 53 alan looking for a new owner.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue May 21, 2013 9:34 pm

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

Postby munga » Wed May 22, 2013 7:01 am

tange 2 shogun samurai with 7sp 105, new paint and cannondale decals for $700

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rebuilt-vint ... cb7&_uhb=1

welcome to the world of over-capitalisation.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed May 22, 2013 7:07 am

and if this was local, it'd be in my shed by now

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SHOGUN-SELEC ... e82&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed May 22, 2013 8:30 am

munga wrote:and if this was local, it'd be in my shed by now

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SHOGUN-SELEC ... e82&_uhb=1


Oohhh...... thats tempting.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Wed May 22, 2013 9:32 am

munga wrote:are we still talking about the bike?


Oh dear, I really left myself wide open for that one! :)
Munga ,PM me with the details and price of the Alan and I'll see what SWMBO thinks about it..
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Postby Dimitrizee » Wed May 22, 2013 9:36 am

munga wrote:and if this was local, it'd be in my shed by now

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SHOGUN-SELEC ... e82&_uhb=1


If you want to bid, I can pickup and pack for you... If its for an old Shogun, I can understand... haha
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby marks » Wed May 22, 2013 10:23 am

frailer5 wrote:
morini wrote:I wonder if this started life as a Europa?

Gosford way - and might have a few decent parts on it.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271206861759 ... 1423.l2649


Hope someone in the Hunter/L. Macq. area got it. Would have been a bit of a drive to pick up, even from Hornsby, so didn't go too far. If so, dead curious as to what's on it, and whether the frame's gas pipe. :|


Hi Frailer5,

It's Ok but a bitza as pointed out by TedDancin:

  • Suntour Cyclone cranks, mixture of 105 and 600 pieces.
  • Cinneli bars and stem.
  • Campagnolo Lambda Strada V wheels and Dura Ace hubs.

But the frame! It's a mess paint wise so no idea what it is. It seems to be on par, build wise, with my Paino - might even be a bit lighter. The only thing I can see, underneath the multiple coats of spray, brush paint and overspray on everything is an orange/silver checkerboard pattern on the top tube.

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

Postby frailer5 » Wed May 22, 2013 11:15 am

marks wrote:
frailer5 wrote:
morini wrote:I wonder if this started life as a Europa?

Gosford way - and might have a few decent parts on it.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271206861759 ... 1423.l2649


Hope someone in the Hunter/L. Macq. area got it. Would have been a bit of a drive to pick up, even from Hornsby, so didn't go too far. If so, dead curious as to what's on it, and whether the frame's gas pipe. :|


Hi Frailer5,

It's Ok but a bitza as pointed out by TedDancin:

  • Suntour Cyclone cranks, mixture of 105 and 600 pieces.
  • Cinneli bars and stem.
  • Campagnolo Lambda Strada V wheels and Dura Ace hubs.

But the frame! It's a mess paint wise so no idea what it is. It seems to be on par, build wise, with my Paino - might even be a bit lighter. The only thing I can see, underneath the multiple coats of spray, brush paint and overspray on everything is an orange/silver checkerboard pattern on the top tube.

Cheers,

Mark S.


Not bad. 8) Didn't peugeot have the chequerboard thing going a bit? :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed May 22, 2013 11:18 am

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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

Postby marks » Wed May 22, 2013 1:46 pm

frailer5 wrote:
marks wrote:
frailer5 wrote: wonder if this started life as a Europa?

Gosford way - and might have a few decent parts on it.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271206861759 ... 1423.l2649


Hope someone in the Hunter/L. Macq. area got it. Would have been a bit of a drive to pick up, even from Hornsby, so didn't go too far. If so, dead curious as to what's on it, and whether the frame's gas pipe. :|


Hi Frailer5,

It's Ok but a bitza as pointed out by TedDancin:

  • Suntour Cyclone cranks, mixture of 105 and 600 pieces.
  • Cinneli bars and stem.
  • Campagnolo Lambda Strada V wheels and Dura Ace hubs.

But the frame! It's a mess paint wise so no idea what it is. It seems to be on par, build wise, with my Paino - might even be a bit lighter. The only thing I can see, underneath the multiple coats of spray, brush paint and overspray on everything is an orange/silver checkerboard pattern on the top tube.

Cheers,

Mark S.


Not bad. 8) Didn't peugeot have the chequerboard thing going a bit? :|[/quote]

Thanks for the tip. After a bit of scraping it doesn't quite look like anything I can find on google. A pic of the checkerboard and the only decal I have been able to find:

http://www.citywest.com.au/unknown1.jpg
http://www.citywest.com.au/unknown2.jpg
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Wed May 22, 2013 2:07 pm

Looks like part of an Oria decal set:

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Keep going. Could turn out OK.

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

Postby munga » Wed May 22, 2013 2:09 pm

daccordi. that's my guess.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Wed May 22, 2013 2:10 pm

frailer5 wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Fuji Sagres
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... ink:top:en

Nice spotting. All stars would have aligned if it weren't for frame size. Once again, someone with zero camera skills. :roll: Probably priced about right where it is now (3x12). Stem shifters and squeezies.
A 3rd party pic, about 10 down. Similar vintage, by the looks. Is that a Huret RD? Hard to tell, but looks non-slant-parallelogram; odd jockey-wheel cage. :| Someone will know. Idle curiosity while I kill a few minutes. :)



1985 Fuji Sagres, as per catalogue specs, aside from the Nitto stem. Worth the price of admission alone I'd reckon. Definitely no gaspipe porker, even with the 27" wheels and assorted bike boom parts. Should clean up good to tow the trail-a-bike I bought as well for my youngest.

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

Postby im_no_pro » Wed May 22, 2013 2:17 pm

Dimitrizee wrote:
munga wrote:and if this was local, it'd be in my shed by now

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SHOGUN-SELEC ... e82&_uhb=1


If you want to bid, I can pickup and pack for you... If its for an old Shogun, I can understand... haha


Bugger. Dropped into LBS at lunchtime to see if they still had pink speedplays going cheap. That convinced me to grab the Shogun, but alas I snoozed so I losed :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed May 22, 2013 2:22 pm

It was never gonna last at $50.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed May 22, 2013 2:23 pm

Dan wrote:It was never gonna last at $50.


Yeah I know.... If it had been a little closer I would have grabbed it regardless. Probably not a bad thing I missed it, kinda hard to hide a hot pink bike from GLW :lol:
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