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 frailer5 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:09 am

It's just a mind-set, I know, but I have a more critical attitude to nature-strip finds being on-sold, vs. "been in garage for 10 years, haven't ridden it in that time". But a quality bike and components.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:20 am

grantw wrote:A Hillman Superstrada in victoria with superbe pro and an interesting rear wheel.


And a savvy bidder enquiring about LBS shipping 6 days out from Auction end - grab the popcorn kids!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:21 am

Dan wrote:
grantw wrote:A Hillman Superstrada in victoria with superbe pro and an interesting rear wheel.


And a savvy bidder enquiring about LBS shipping 6 days out from Auction end - grab the popcorn kids!


I've subscribed :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:39 am

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Postby munga » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:59 am

i'll guess high 3's, low 4's.
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Postby Dan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:01 pm

yeah, saw this too - midget/donor bait ;)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cotterpin » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:44 pm

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

Postby munga » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:48 pm

went a bit mad with the patina stick for my liking.
such a shame it wasn't rescues 25 years ago.
now whomever buys it is faced with deciding on keeping a very rough looking original frame, or losing all of its history by repainting it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:23 pm

I reckon if you were REALLY keen and wanted to put a huge amount of time into it you could avoid a full repaint and just restore what's left, like restoring an old painting.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:22 am

This Europa has been relisted a few times - someone buy it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:00 am

^ It's junk. A K-mart bike with Europa stickers on it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:20 am

Ah, stickers. Is there anything they can't do?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rollin » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:26 am

Could quite well be a Europa , I've had a few crumby europas over the years....
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Postby Saro28 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:07 pm

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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:18 pm

The frame might not be too special but if it was local i would definitely buy it just for the parts.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:31 pm

ldrcycles wrote:The frame might not be too special but if it was local i would definitely buy it just for the parts.


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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:31 pm

Haha i hadn't seen that other link, yea i mean the europa :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:45 pm

That's a relief, port racks and stem shifters are really underrated :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:10 pm

Those are SunTour Power Shifters, they actually work quite well. But i was mainly looking at the V (or maybe VX) GT rear derailleur, Sugino cranks and centrepull brakes, i don't care what make they are, centrepulls are cool :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby drubie » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:14 pm

The europa is not bad really, probably a centurion frame rather than a typical kmart road king. Under $100 is the right money though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:45 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Those are SunTour Power Shifters, they actually work quite well. But i was mainly looking at the V (or maybe VX) GT rear derailleur, Sugino cranks and centrepull brakes, i don't care what make they are, centrepulls are cool :) .


I see your point.

This one time at band camp I had a bad experience with stem shifters and it really hurt, so I tend to avoid them now (as I didn't manage to do at the time). As a result any bicycle fitted with such will be low in my opinion.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:04 pm

Ah, well a while back there i was commuting on a 1986 Univega SupraSport which had stem shifters (which worked really well), wasout of the saddle moving away from a set of lights and my knee bumped the right shifter, spitting chain off the bottom of the freewheel. So went from plenty of resistance to none at all, lost my balance and most of the skin off my shoulder blade.

Still better than Sora brifters! :P
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:32 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
Still better than Sora brifters! :x .


Indeed, skin grafts before Sora everytime :P
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:02 am

Claims it's a Pinnie
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:11 am

Not junk - probably a very good deal
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