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 Rob74 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:59 pm

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

Postby cotterpin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:02 pm

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

Postby WyvernRH » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:30 am



Obviously because it's Red? :P
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Postby Hamster » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:46 pm

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 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:37 pm

WyvernRH wrote:


Obviously because it's Red? :P
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Beats me, at the moment it's on what i recently got for a fully restored early 90s Peugeot Iseran which was a heck of a lot better quality than that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:19 pm

WyvernRH wrote:


Obviously because it's Red? :P
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Check the vendor's name. The buyer says "Darling, Ok if we pick up a cheap bike from a Chippendale when we're out on the weekend? "

Like the rest of you are saying, it can't be the bike that's exciting the bids.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:52 pm

wqlava1 wrote:Check the vendor's name. The buyer says "Darling, Ok if we pick up a cheap bike from a Chippendale when we're out on the weekend? "

Like the rest of you are saying, it can't be the bike that's exciting the bids.


Because retro bikes are the latest must have yuppie accessory in their inner city 'apartments' (flats), it's not good enough to have a $30K Vengie thingie on top of your $200K Euro AWD, you have to have a retro bike leaning up against the wall in your 'sitting room' (lounge room), otherwise what will all your yuppie friends have to talk about when they come around. "Oh that old thing, yeah you know, I just found it in the council clean up & thought it would be a nice cheap ornament" (after they've spent $5K on a full resto).
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:48 am

Wal42 wrote: Because retro bikes are the latest must have yuppie accessory in their inner city 'apartments' (flats), it's not good enough to have a $30K Vengie thingie on top of your $200K Euro AWD, you have to have a retro bike leaning up against the wall in your 'sitting room' (lounge room), otherwise what will all your yuppie friends have to talk about when they come around. "Oh that old thing, yeah you know, I just found it in the council clean up & thought it would be a nice cheap ornament" (after they've spent $5K on a full resto).


so now those of us who have always had old bikes and love them for what they are will get labeled as yuppies :shock:
can't wait for this " latest must have " to die out ( shouldn't take long ) :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:12 am

scratchman wrote:so now those of us who have always had old bikes and love them for what they are will get labeled as yuppies :shock:
can't wait for this " latest must have " to die out ( shouldn't take long ) :lol:



What time is it now? :lol:

How do ya reckon ya look if ya own a fleet of retro bikes, I'm pretty bad but ldr must be the yuppie king. :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:50 pm

Wal42 wrote:
scratchman wrote:so now those of us who have always had old bikes and love them for what they are will get labeled as yuppies :shock:
can't wait for this " latest must have " to die out ( shouldn't take long ) :lol:



What time is it now? :lol:

How do ya reckon ya look if ya own a fleet of retro bikes, I'm pretty bad but ldr must be the yuppie king. :shock:


Nah, if we are counting bikes as a 'yuppie-indicator' then I must so far into yuppie-dom that I am out the other side into straight-on weirdness... :wink:
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Postby cotterpin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:44 pm

This would look grand on any mantelpiece :shock: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221185769466 ... 97.c0.m619

But seriously if I had the time and money it would be great resto project.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:22 pm

Damnit, that blue Paconi roadie in Geelong just went for a steal: $315!

Double bugger since I'm visiting family in Geelong this week & could've easily collected it and taken it back to Perth on Sunday. Head tube suggested it was a size too small, bank account said "AAAARRRRGGGHHHHH", I guess it was for the best.

Anyone on here grab it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:38 pm

This Campione is a smidgin too big for me, or I'd be around there to look. (2 suburbs away). Someone in Sydney may be interested; and also explain whether there was an attempted 'fixie fix'? Unlike fleabay, it's Bing_Lee negotiable, so could be obtainable for less. Not being familiar with the make, don't know where it sits in the gallery, but looks nice enough. Crap photos.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:10 pm

The listing says 'divison of bianchi', looks a cut above gas pipe IMO.

My first thought was the Champione brand that sells Columbus stainless frames, made in china or taiwan.
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Postby Rob74 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:20 pm

Agreed Cray per my post Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:35 pm
ding ding ding.... Team-Paconi
=>> not me it was too small.

In comparison to the Neglected Clamont at $285 the Team-Paconi was a far better buy

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

Postby munga » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:29 pm

RE: team paconi, seller said it was owned by "G. Maloney", which could be Gordon Maloney?
i was kinda half interested, but buying bikes unseen is a bit of a risk sometimes, esp. from a vague ebay seller.
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Postby morini » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:00 am

ldrcycles wrote:The listing says 'divison of bianchi', looks a cut above gas pipe IMO.

My first thought was the Champione brand that sells Columbus stainless frames, made in china or taiwan.


I would have thought this was a trade frame from Campione Cycles in Geelomg. Pretty easy to check. I think they were made by Technotrat, so in other words they're Europa siblings. A pretty useful bike for half that price.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:03 am

Here's a bargain

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/marrickv ... 1013742887

and another, a Ricardo and an Apollo 3 with fantastic ape hangers $80.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/clevelan ... 013570016#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:14 am

The Miyata's gorrr-n... Possibly within 5 minutes. :lol:

This Samurai frame/BB/stem/bars too big too.
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Postby find_bruce » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:28 pm

frailer5 wrote:The Miyata's gorrr-n... Possibly within 5 minutes. :lol:

This Samurai frame/BB/stem/bars too big too.

I thought the the shogun samurai looked familiar
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:18 pm

Masi Gran Criterium. Undoubtedly nice, highly desirable.

But not with 3 crap photos and this asking price: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Masi-gran-cr ... 500wt_1035

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

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:19 pm

Did I miss something?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:43 pm

Dan wrote:Did I miss something?


The pistadex is bullish :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:52 pm

Dan wrote:Did I miss something?


TBH, I'd consider buying that at $300 and setting it up, but I don't need another track bike. More unicrown unholiness!!

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