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

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Postby Derny Driver » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:14 pm

hazarama wrote:Gianni Motta with starting price of $50 is pretty sweet.

Ugly looking thing.
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Postby uart » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:04 am

hazarama wrote:Not one of the usual [Italian] suspects.

A Gianni Motta with starting price of $50 is pretty sweet.

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That looks like it would restore pretty nicely. No frame size measurements given though and it looks a tad small for me.

How good are people here at guessing frame sizes from pictures.
I'd guess about 56 to 57 cm square (c-c)?

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Postby P!N20 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:48 am

^ I'd take a stab at 56. Anything under $100 would be a good buy I reckon.

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Postby bog1953 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:05 pm

The group set alone would be worth $150+, the frame $200. If it was near me I'd be all over it. The only down side for me is that I prefer bikes with pantos. I've been had once buying a bike that appeared on Ebay as a moser. I didn't inspect before-hand, it had lots of patina and campy group set. On picking it up it was oblivious that it wasn't a Moser. The seller appeared to be genuine and because it was my fault in not inspecting before buying, I paid for it. This bike seems to have original paint and of a reasonable quality, so probably 'right'. I do doubt the tubing sticker though.

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Postby P!N20 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 pm

bog1953 wrote:The group set alone would be worth $150+, the frame $200.


Maybe. If it works. Doesn't appear to be in the best condition and it's only Veloce/Mirage level stuff. As far as the frame is concerned it has a bit of rust to clean up and as you say, there's no panto's so it doesn't get collectors excited. Anyway, we all know complete bikes sell for less than the sum of their parts...contrary to what many Gumtree/ebay sellers seem to think. I'll be interested to see what it goes for.

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:05 am

Zullo frame in WA would be a good little project I reckon: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/pickeri ... 1186494042

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Postby hazarama » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:45 pm

This Tom Wallace Special has got to be fake. Question is why would you go to such effort on a Touristar frame?

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Postby Torana68 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:26 pm

That Ton Wallace ,it’s an Asian trade frame, no fake but Mr Wallace was probably retired , gotta sell something!
“Rare seventies” pfft
“Hand built”. Well I spose it’s not completely robot made
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Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:48 am

Tom Wallace lived from 1902 till 1981 so would have been in his 70s

Could still have been making bikes, but not that one. I suspect the shop was still running & did the 70s thing of putting their stickers on a cheap frame

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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:36 pm

find_bruce wrote:Could still have been making bikes, but not that one. I suspect the shop was still running & did the 70s thing of putting their stickers on a cheap frame



My thoughts exactly. I've seen that bike on facebook and bit my tongue. There is perhaps a chance that Mr Wallace may have been near it at some point, but he sure as hell didn't build it.
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Postby RobertL » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:52 am

find_bruce wrote:Tom Wallace lived from 1902 till 1981 so would have been in his 70s

Could still have been making bikes, but not that one. I suspect the shop was still running & did the 70s thing of putting their stickers on a cheap frame


Actually, Tom Wallace Cycles is still running. It sells Giants now, but it is still on the main road in Lutwyche, where it has been since the 1970s.
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Postby feelthewheel » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:30 pm

This seems very reasonable considering the desirability. Any Sydney forumites keen on saving this one?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kingscl ... 1187975104

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Postby P!N20 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:05 pm

^ Am I seeing that correctly that the DT shifters are clamped on below the bosses?

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Postby feelthewheel » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:19 pm

Who's going to save this one? Looks pretty early. Not sure about the dent in the top tube though ...

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/greensl ... 1188256497

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Postby feelthewheel » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:10 am

Surely one to save for Sydney forum members, complete with yellow San Marco Rolls saddle!!! Only $50 for the whole bike ...

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/banksia ... ved_search

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Postby find_bruce » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:30 am

feelthewheel wrote:Surely one to save for Sydney forum members, complete with yellow San Marco Rolls saddle!!! Only $50 for the whole bike ...

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/banksia ... ved_search

Nice except for the fact it is located in Perth

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Postby feelthewheel » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:27 pm

find_bruce wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:Surely one to save for Sydney forum members, complete with yellow San Marco Rolls saddle!!! Only $50 for the whole bike ...

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/banksia ... ved_search

Nice except for the fact it is located in Perth


Oops location fail my bad. Sentiment remains the same. Robert have you saved this yet?

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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:57 pm

"I must be rather keen on cycling"- Sir Hubert Opperman.

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Postby Derny Driver » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:07 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Holy head-on collision batman!

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Ret ... Swg0FZg6FR

Thats a curly stays Hetchins family Star !

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Postby feelthewheel » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:58 am

Looks to be genuine vintage Atala under this repaint and generic stickers. Early 50's perhaps? Too small for me :(

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-bic ... SwOvtbQZ8T

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Postby hazarama » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:17 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Looks to be genuine vintage Atala under this repaint and generic stickers. Early 50's perhaps?


That's an interesting one. Genuine vintage Italian for sure, hand painted - Aussie style. Wonder what the name on the top tube is?

I've got a very similar frame that's a Vincar - try finding that one, is surprisingly light for which is pretty much a roadster equivalent.

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Postby hazarama » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:25 pm

Some nice frames and parts in Melb. Prices not listed, says to call for a chat if interested.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/preston ... 1189344727
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Postby P!N20 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:29 am

Lennie Rogers circa '77 in original condition for a food price: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mosman/ ... 1182259786

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Postby feelthewheel » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:02 pm

Someone needs to save this genuine track bike fast from the hipsters or flippers!!!!!

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/earlwoo ... 1190368805

In Sydney btw.

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