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 munga » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:47 pm

i'm going to take a punt :wink: and guess that he carries a small boat on it.
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Postby rkelsen » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:18 pm

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Postby lilcuda » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:14 am



Im guessing this was maybe a circus bike , lots of points for balance with many passengers .

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Postby bychosis » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:41 am

lilcuda wrote:


Im guessing this was maybe a circus bike , lots of points for balance with many passengers .


It's a pity the pics don't show the full setup clearly, I'd be interested to see more.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:42 pm

someone should buy this:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Colnago ... 872wt_1399

and this has the most unusual frame sticker i've ever seen:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USED-Vintage ... 622wt_1399
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:19 pm



Don't normally like Colnago's, but I like that. It must be the Superbe Pro bits.
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Postby Velo13 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:44 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:


Don't normally like Colnago's, but I like that. It must be the Superbe Pro bits.


I am with you Scott, give me a Merckx any day (please), but that is nice.

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

Postby frailer5 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:07 pm

Velo13 wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:


Don't normally like Colnago's, but I like that. It must be the Superbe Pro bits.


I am with you Scott, give me a Merckx any day (please), but that is nice.


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

Postby cray- » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:37 pm

I tried to grab this one last week, but too slow:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fremantl ... 1008995766

Looks like some assh^H^H^H^Henterprising person has snagged it only to triple the price and re-list:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yokine/b ... 1009336210

Thankfully it's just a Taiwanese cheapie, not an exotic Concorde like some of the others.

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

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Overpriced? You tell me... http://bit.ly/TFVVfw

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Postby munga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:11 pm

what price patina?
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Postby Dan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:21 pm

munga wrote:what price patina?


more than that of nostalgia, clearly....

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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:59 pm

Dan wrote:Overpriced? You tell me... http://bit.ly/TFVVfw


We have a little one riding one of these on the velodrome. We had to create a new pee-wee category for her. Now we have other kids joining in.

They should have this listed as "tarck bike - fixie, fixie, fixie"

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Postby RobertFrith » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:27 pm

Barn find looking curly Hetchins
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:56 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:
Dan wrote:Overpriced? You tell me... http://bit.ly/TFVVfw


We have a little one riding one of these on the velodrome. We had to create a new pee-wee category for her. Now we have other kids joining in.

They should have this listed as "tarck bike - fixie, fixie, fixie"


wouldn't buy without some clearer drive-side images, though.

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Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:52 am

Dan wrote:Overpriced? You tell me... http://bit.ly/TFVVfw


Makes me want to run down to the tip shop and pick up the ten or so they've got down there...$10 each last time I looked.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:30 am

Your doin it wrong!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:11 pm

grantw wrote:Your doin it wrong!

Quite obviously he has a front wheel drive bike.

PS. You're doing English wrong. :P

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Postby grantw » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:09 pm

cray- wrote:
PS. You're doing English wrong. :P


That was the point...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:13 pm

grantw wrote:That was the point...

Hhhhrrrmmmmm.... :?

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

Postby Rob74 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:42 pm

Hi,

"Opportunity presents itself" to purchase a "Retro Steel Framed Bike" stickers claim it is a "Miyata".
=>> But...I'm a little skeptical as to whether it is a genuine Miyata (maybe a wanna bee racer has removed identifying stickers etc so that it might...on first glance.... be considered a "Team Miyata".

The Serial Number format does not line up with:
Miyata Serial Nos

=>> there is no alphabetical letter at the start of the serial No.
=>> The serial Number located on the non drive side of the "Seat Tube" just above the bottom bracket.
? Does anyone know....
a) Is the http://vintagemiyatabicycles post correct re Miyata Serial Numbers starting with an Alphabetic prefix indicating the year?
b) Where is the serial number supposed to be on a Miyata Frame....is the location non drive side of the "Seat Tube" just above the bottom bracket correct?

Referring to:
1993 Miyata Cat
"Pg25" which is Pg 27of 32 of the electronic file

Specs are very similar to a 1993 "FIVE 12" - 14 Speed
=>> But Color is Dark Grey & Mauve. Fork is Dark Grey
Frame ? CrMo no Sticker
Fork Unicrown ? CrMo but no Sticker (Unrelated damaged "SILCA" Sticker on Fork)
Stays Forged Ends - BUT no provision for rear axle alignment grub screws.
Dual H20 Mounts
Crank 300Ex Bio (Egg shape) 52 42
Rear Der - Shimano Exage 300Ex
Front Der - Shimano Exage 300Ex
Shifters - Down Tube Mount Shimano Light Action & SIS 7Sp
Brake Levers - Shimano Exage
Brakes - Shimano 300Ex
Rims - Velocity Deep V Australia Made 32 Spoke (Suggest after market Retro fits)
Front Hub - Shimano 105
Rear Hub - Shimano RX 5000
7Sp close ratio cluster

Weight 11kg on Park Tools Scales

Other oddities...
Handle bars are cheap plain steel
Head set looks cheap and nasty chrome steel ie not Shimano or sealed unit that I would have expected on a quality bike.

c) Did the Miyata "FIVE 12 14 Speed earlier or later than 1993 equivalent" come in "Dark Grey fork & front 1/2 of bike" & "Mauve seat tube, seat stays & chain stays" two tone Paint?
d) What diameter seat post should a "FIVE 12 14SPeed earlier or later than 1993 equivalent CrMo Miyata" have?

Comments/thoughts appreciated.

Thanks,

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

Postby munga » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:19 pm

was hoping to win this damaged bike by seller: rosehipcollectibles2

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PURSUIT-ROAD ... 686wt_1399

checked bids and saw user r****n has bid on almost all of sellers items, including completed listings..
not suss at all, right?

hope nobody from here got sucked in.

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Postby munga » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:33 pm

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

Postby Stuey » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:04 pm

munga wrote:was hoping to win this damaged bike by seller: rosehipcollectibles2

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PURSUIT-ROAD ... 686wt_1399

checked bids and saw user r****n has bid on almost all of sellers items, including completed listings..
not suss at all, right?

hope nobody from here got sucked in.

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Hmmmm, and he's pushing it up. What made you suspicious?

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

Postby familyguy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:12 pm

munga wrote:was hoping to win this damaged bike by seller: rosehipcollectibles2

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PURSUIT-ROAD ... 686wt_1399

checked bids and saw user r****n has bid on almost all of sellers items, including completed listings..
not suss at all, right?

hope nobody from here got sucked in.

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I take it from your questions that you've picked up the frame is a bin job, not a salvageable job?

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