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 Dan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:51 am

viewing a mobile ad image on gumtree didn't help my cause much either Loch :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:02 pm

Just noticed this Paino http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/telaio-mis-5 ... 1e733c97f4

But is in Italy, so maybe not a Sydney Paino. Or if it is, it must have an interesting story.
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Postby sunho » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:13 am

just searching on ebay for a bike and got some whacky nice vintage handlebars come up:

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raleigh rodbrakes in UK
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:13 pm

Biggest ever front light!!!

lol

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

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:27 pm

sunho wrote:Biggest ever front light!!!

lol

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

Postby rkelsen » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:34 pm

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

Postby munga » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:28 am

yep, i had that sort of light on my op-shop bike in high school.
i recall the bike had stem shifters, so in the interest of fashion, i move them down to the downtube.
sure, it crimped the tube a bit, but i looked so much cooler!
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Postby Vern Stralam » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:10 am

#Harvey 1950's Club Racer #Super Elliott 1960's Roadster
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Postby find_bruce » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:59 am

Vern Stralam wrote:Track restoration project

Am I correct in assuming that the wheel & hub came from another bike ? The reason I ask is that I am struggling to imagine anyone building a bike with no brakes and a freewheel hub
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:37 am

I don't think that's a track bike. Look at the geometry. It screams "roadster".

During the 1950's, practically every bike made in Australia had rear-facing ends. Probably not the original wheels.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:39 am

I don't think its 1950's. 1940's lugwork, not drilled for brakes and mudguards, no mudguard eyelets on front fork ends...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:58 am

I think the same would apply a decade either way.

Could have had a coaster brake originally.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:54 am

rkelsen wrote:I don't think that's a track bike. Look at the geometry. It screams "roadster".

During the 1950's, practically every bike made in Australia had rear-facing ends. Probably not the original wheels.


Yep, I think you're right, maybe dual purpose club racer at best
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Postby Dan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:15 pm

Worth it for the description alone.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GIRO-Ventoux ... 600wt_1180

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Postby munga » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:21 pm

gold.
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Postby sunho » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:15 pm

Bahahaha classic. "On the gear".
Ebay hall of fame.

I've noticed that some people list items to get extra search hits by writing "NOT Brand1 Brand2 Brand3"

Quite clever...




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

Postby find_bruce » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:13 am

sunho wrote:I've noticed that some people list items to get extra search hits by writing "NOT Brand1 Brand2 Brand3"

Quite clever...

It is one of thethings that really gets up my nose - I can understand it if you have some obscure brand that is of a similar standard, but most of the time it is some BSO that the person is worth more than $2.50.

So putting "NOT Brand1 Brand2 Brand3" is most likely to result in me filtering your ad out completely
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:07 pm

scratchman wrote:
rkelsen wrote:I don't think that's a track bike. Look at the geometry. It screams "roadster".

During the 1950's, practically every bike made in Australia had rear-facing ends. Probably not the original wheels.


Yep, I think you're right, maybe dual purpose club racer at best


Well, I think roadster is a bit cruel :)
Probably a lower/mid level racer/sports? Remember that a lot of brakes from this period (Philco, Resilion etc) did not require drillings to mount and and there were also people rode high quality bicycles around the countryside but didn't regard racing as the be-all and end-all of cycling :P
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:52 pm

An interesting strategy.

Buy a Cecil Walker bike on ebay for $68.

List same bike on Gumtree for $150
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:59 pm

find_bruce wrote:An interesting strategy.

Buy a Cecil Walker bike on ebay for $68.

List same bike on Gumtree for $150


Likely just covering the costs of the "recent service" which looking at the chain and cluster, didn't extend that far :roll:
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Postby spewyewi » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:33 pm

My brother in laws vanity project...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 050wt_1397

hardly ridden, hung in the garage...1989? Klein Quantum..everything else nearly new or new...shame about the Durace hubs..I wanted them.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Stuey » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:04 pm

Nice bike...but surely that's not a 56cm C-C seat tube? Looks more like 52 or even less.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:24 am

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:02 am

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
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