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 find_bruce » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:15 pm

Sd wrote:Why won't this damn code work...

<a href="http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/croydon-north/bicycles/vintage-road-bike/1018485205">Apollo IV</a>
munga wrote:coz its html.
use <url> tags.

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[url=http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/croydon-north/bicycles/vintage-road-bike/1018485205]Apollo IV[/url]

gives you Apollo IV, but of course it is sold now
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Postby Sd » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:52 pm

Kens times Dos

Got this link thing Sussed now giggity...


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Postby Sd » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:12 pm

Haha slightly shown up by Rob...

Curious though why post dungas and gas pipes?

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Postby nickobec » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:49 am

looks like an interesting pile of bits with a path racer frame recently painted http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GrOoVy-RARE-RETRO-MID-CENTURY-MENS-FLASH-PRO-RACING-BIKE-BYCYCLE-10-spd-VG-/161015123054?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item257d3fcc6e&_uhb=1#ht_6714wt_1009

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

Postby Dan » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:02 am

Sd wrote:Curious though why post dungas and gas pipes?


You did read the thread title, right?

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Postby jools » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:44 am

is there a glossary somewhere that explains the difference between dungas and popcorn? gaspipe is fairly self-explanatory..

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Postby jools » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:47 am

so I had another look and I think I sussed it:

Dunga = pile of junk
DUNGA = bigger pile of junk
popcorn = grab the popcorn and watch the bidding action?

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Postby Dan » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:55 am

jools wrote:so I had another look and I think I sussed it:

Dunga = pile of junk
DUNGA = bigger pile of junk
popcorn = grab the popcorn and watch the bidding action?


Spot on ;) there should also be a 'gaspipe POS' category for all the wannabe pickers out there. Batty's offering of Greg Williams' (footy player) fakedenago springs to mind...

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Postby Sd » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:23 am

Dan wrote:You did read the thread title, right?


Yeah I'm a bit slow Dan... Realised after that its probably odd that people post decent bikes in this thread.

Maybe we need an eBay gems thread or diamonds in the rough thread to split them both

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Postby munga » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:30 pm

no way, man.. if its ebay anything, it goes in here. i don't care why or how it started, but you don't just make a new thread coz it doesn't make sense.
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:33 pm

munga wrote:no way, man.. if its ebay anything, it goes in here. i don't care why or how it started, but you don't just make a new thread coz it doesn't make sense.


+1, just enjoy the miracle of life :) .
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Postby Sd » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:07 pm

Haha just a suggestion Munga...

**Goes back and hides in the corner**

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Postby Kermit TF » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:14 pm

Sd wrote:Apollo IV

What r u guys talking about of course it works......


Just outa curiosity, did anyone see what it sold for ?
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:53 pm

Unsure about this, it's obviously in very very good condition but was XT really "the finest quality components available in 1992"? When did XTR first come along?

In any case $1,750 for a ye olde dually is a fair bit.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Verlicchi-Ma ... 4ac3e6dfa1
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Postby Sd » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:55 pm

Kermit TF wrote:
Just outa curiosity, did anyone see what it sold for ?


$80 Sounded like an older gentlemen on the phone. Said he was going to give me a call back Sat morn if the guy coming Friday night didn't get there or take it...

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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:08 pm

Some popcorn, an old Hoffy track? bike. Looks reasonably clean.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/rare-vintage ... 43bb1854b1
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Postby LugNut » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:18 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bendigo-3550/bicycles/mens-bicycle/1016438122

Love the phrase "built and then archived" - Built it, realised he totally didn't need it, didn't ride it, now selling it.
*sigh*, we've all made that mistake. Anyone in need of a Rigid SS 29er? :wink:

The pictures make it seem like a glimpse into the future, it must be filthy where ever that bike is because that looks like 20 years worth of dust to me.

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Postby LugNut » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:37 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Unsure about this, it's obviously in very very good condition but was XT really "the finest quality components available in 1992"? When did XTR first come along?

In any case $1,750 for a ye olde dually is a fair bit.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Verlicchi-Ma ... 4ac3e6dfa1


http://mombat.org/92XTR.jpg

1992! Eh, I guess it wasn't 'tried and tested', although their loss because with M900 it would be a good buy at the asking price. (That is, if you're into weird, mint condition but basically un ridable mountain bikes - I dunno, someone actually buys this stuff.)
Why ask that much but not even bother to throw a set of 26" knobbys on it?

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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:51 pm


Man that's in good nick. Was expensive in its day. Got an old Mountain Bike Action with a review on it somewhere.
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:25 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Unsure about this, it's obviously in very very good condition but was XT really "the finest quality components available in 1992"? When did XTR first come along?

In any case $1,750 for a ye olde dually is a fair bit.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Verlicchi-Ma ... 4ac3e6dfa1

According to http://mombat.org/Shimano.htm XTR was introduced in 1992.

edit: snap, lugnut beat me to it - with a link to the same site
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Postby Kermit TF » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:17 pm

Sd wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:
Just outa curiosity, did anyone see what it sold for ?


$80 Sounded like an older gentlemen on the phone. Said he was going to give me a call back Sat morn if the guy coming Friday night didn't get there or take it...


Arrrrrgh, $80 !! Drive the knife into my heart :cry:
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Postby morini » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:57 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:

Man that's in good nick. Was expensive in its day. Got an old Mountain Bike Action with a review on it somewhere.


Also a legendary motorcycle frame builder. Verlicchi built most of Ducati's racing frames in the late 70's and 80's. Combined with Marzocchi, who supplied Ducati suspension for years, a pretty formidable combination. This is true exotica of the highest order. I wonder if it was as good as it's makers reputations?

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Postby LugNut » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:08 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:

Man that's in good nick. Was expensive in its day. Got an old Mountain Bike Action with a review on it somewhere.


Heheh, hands up if you think Scott should scan some 90s Mountain bike mags!
Rumour has it that this Amp Research, owned by one of the staff at Commuter Cycles in Melbourne, slipped by badly advertised on eBay some months ago.
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Dual suspension and cable actuated hydraulic disc brakes, at a time when the latest XTR still had cantilevers. :D

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