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 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:59 pm

there was one on fleabay for 280
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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

Postby Wal42 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:04 pm

Ouch, the only one I could find in Oz

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Alan-single- ... 500wt_1203

And the only one international under $800

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/alan-shorter ... 817wt_1186


Ok, I now think I can do without one, tooo exxy for my taste, buy a nice resto'd Benotto for that money.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sambo3 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:41 pm

Great soft ride the Alans, though the forks can be a bit sketchy.
Here's mine in Perth, built with Campy 11.
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My favorite bike to commute on and ride light trails.

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

Postby munga » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:38 pm

how did the frame handle being spread for 11sp, sambo?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sambo3 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:27 am

munga wrote:how did the frame handle being spread for 11sp, sambo?

No spreading as such, just dropped the wheel in and there was a slight rub with the cassette and the RD hanger (this is a 92 CX frame). Just needed a quick file down on the inside of the RD hanger and all was good.

They really are a unique riding bike, very soft but in a subtle way not bouncing you all over the place.
I find it's a great combo for commutes and light trail/road trips. I may look though for a carbon 1 inch threaded fork with canti bosses
as the cantis tend to give a bit of a fork shudder under hard braking with the Alu fork.

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Re: 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 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:55 pm

"A classic high quality racing bike" :roll: with suicide brakes, stem shifters & try-hard bars thrown in for good measure. I particularly like how he photographs it against a rusty fence so the state of the chain doesn't stand out.
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Postby frailer5 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:25 pm

find_bruce wrote:"A classic high quality racing bike" :roll: with suicide brakes, stem shifters & try-hard bars thrown in for good measure. I particularly like how he photographs it against a rusty fence so the state of the chain doesn't stand out.

Did an eyeroll on that one as well. 60~70% of ads are by flipwits like that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:41 pm

I finally had a win as a seller, sold the Repco Preset i bought new for $98 last year as i just wasn't riding it as much as my other bikes, i'd swapped the tyres for Michelins, switched from flats to drops but i had all those bits on hand anyway. Went for $150. :)
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:11 pm

find_bruce wrote:"A classic high quality racing bike" :roll: with suicide brakes, stem shifters & try-hard bars thrown in for good measure. I particularly like how he photographs it against a rusty fence so the state of the chain doesn't stand out.
frailer5 wrote:Did an eyeroll on that one as well. 60~70% of ads are by flipwits like that.
If truth be told I probably only look at bikes like this to see if they are worthy of this thread. Sadly most are mediocre in the medocrity
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:18 pm

tripstobaltimore wrote:A lesson in ebay photography here:-

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CAMPAGNOLO-R ... 3ccebb72b0

Focus is overated
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:41 pm

find_bruce wrote:Focus is overated


*Shudder* Not to THAT extent.
I'm barely good enough to be in the "hack snapper" class and I wouldn't have allowed those pics to have left the camera.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:50 pm

I'm looking at a bike on Flea Bay...possibly the 1986/87 third unicorn.

Looking at the bid history
e***g (546*)
=>> You have bid on seven (7) sports bikes in the last 30 days...are you a forum member? If you are on here, what is your success rate? Are you building another shed considering you have bid on three (3) sports bikes in the last 24Hrs?

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

Postby sunho » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:23 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sadleir/ ... 1014440666

A good pick up for anyone near liverpool after a cheapie. (small)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:33 pm

sunho wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sadleir/bicycles/infinity-tance-with-shimano-600-ultegra-group-set-sti-8-speed-wit/1014440666

A good pick up for anyone near liverpool after a cheapie. (small)


Not bad. I've let my (small) female co-worker know. She's vaguely on the lookout.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:39 am

Malvern Star LA Olympics commemorative model?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-1984 ... 337ffbbacb
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:25 am

Hard to say from the pics but i can see stem shifters and a claw mount for the rear derailleur, so i would expect it's like the other "commemorative" MS that appeared on here a few pages back, just an ordinary old clunker.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:23 pm

"Horizontal rear drops outs for a fixie or single speed conversion if you like??" WT?
…Just say that word Fixie and they start bidding?

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The Bianchi is off and running

Murray, what happened to the bars?

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

Postby sunho » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:14 pm

royal star w 600 gear - as rare as it gets for a cheap pick up.... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/winmalee ... 1014502816
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:13 am

BY NO MEANS JUNK. In fact, its the nicest frameset I've seen in a long time.

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

Postby morini » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:27 am

Follow the link to the FYXO web site. Only $99 for a pair of Super Record brake shoes. I ordered 4 pair.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:35 am

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pinarello-ro ... 500wt_1414

pinarello steel believe it or not. paintos evident.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:31 am

$600 Repco? Dreamin'
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/rydalmer ... 1014514825

Same thing (almost) in Perth for less than half, still dreamin'
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-la ... 1014514640

Wouldn't waste a pineapple on either.
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