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

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:44 pm
by akq
Thanks apology accepted(if thats what it was)

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

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:49 pm
by grantw
Yes Wal, no issues here :)

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

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:11 pm
by akq
Unfortunately the issue is what he posted about me after a 5 minute conversation

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

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:30 pm
by Rob74
Re:
postby Wal42 ยป Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:33 pm
=>> Wal42 my specific thanks for your efforts & offering your experience to inspect and then inspecting on my behalf, it really was very much appreciated.

For those considering this item Refer to the listing "photo 10" above the down tube shifters 10-20mm from the head tube lugs. The extra photos taken and provided by Wal42 clearly show the stress lines in the frame tubing paint with rust onset. Also note that turning the item upside down released rusty water from the Head Tube and the Seat tube.

On Flea Bay:
1) Know what you are buying,
2) Ask the necessary questions,
&
3) Above all wherever possible have an experienced set of eyes review the item in question and offer to you their frank assessment.

=>> "Caveat emptor".

Rob.

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

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:09 pm
by AUbicycles
This is a general admin note - obviously related to the removed post.

Please be conscious of what it posted - while each person is free to retain their own views and opinions - I would ask each member to be conscious of what they post on this public forum, including in this thread where there is a high dose of opinion and preference.

- Take note not to make it personal, whenever the character of a person is challenged this only causes upset.
- If your wish to share criticism of an item, keep it factual and informative and be conscious that it is does not become vindictive, unfair or unreasonable.

Even though the T&Cs in this site/forum state that each member takes responsibility for what they post - I am still first in line and usually suffer the brunt of the reaction if there are problems. Please consider the tens of thousands of hours that have been spent creating and managing this free community forum and what it means to spent more time managing such problems rather than ensuring a positive, active forum can be retained.

Christopher

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

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:28 pm
by Rob74
To get the Thread back on track.

What is it with these Dragsters/Chopper/Cruisers...
In Fluro
"In Chrome"
"In Black"
jesse-james
west-coast

Rob.

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

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:32 pm
by Rob74

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

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:56 pm
by Rob74

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

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:07 am
by Mulger bill

Resistance training :wink:

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

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:37 am
by Dan
akq wrote:Unfortunately the issue is what he posted about me after a 5 minute conversation



Notwithstanding this, it may be prudent to amend the listing, in light of what you now know regarding the overall condition of the frame.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:16 am
by morini
Be really quick. I've run out of money. Superbe Pro $100

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suntour-Supe ... 460cfe25f0

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

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:22 am
by drubie
morini wrote:Be really quick. I've run out of money. Superbe Pro $100

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suntour-Supe ... 460cfe25f0


Missing a crank arm and pick up only in victoria.

still...

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

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:45 am
by LG
ldrcycles wrote:
frailer5 wrote:... and just as well some of us here don't think like the seller here

The bike was given to me, but being in the senior/retirement age bracket and not having ridden a bike for 40 or so years, I have decided that something a little less "racey" is probably better (safer!!) for me.


Interesting brake levers. And any idea what that rear derailleur is? I would have guessed a Tourney or RS but there's a cut out in the body.

Sorry, quoted post was a couple pages back - The RD & brake levers look like shimano adamas, part of the early 80s shimano aero gear, cranks look like they are also this model which have an interesting splined bottom bracket and external facing bottom bracket cups.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:41 am
by bychosis

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

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:05 am
by cmc75
"The head-stem bolt is missing, but I can't see it rattling loose in a hurry". I can see it "rattling loose" in a big hurry, and it's not pretty...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-bicycle-Speedwell-single-speed-fixie-horizontal-dropouts-/230933671720?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item35c4b82f28

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

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:30 pm
by Vern Stralam

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:11 pm
by singlespeedscott
That is nice.

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:55 pm
by Bobbybobson
Vern Stralam wrote:Twice as nice at half the price!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/140921231745 ... 1423.l2649

"General condition light rust"
BAHAHAHAHA!
Would you like some steel with your rust?

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

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:26 pm
by wurtulla wabbit
Some seriously deluded bike sellers on eBay.
I love old Skool bmx bikes and some folk think they'll bat $2400 for a skyway with modern bits fitted. . Dreamers.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:59 pm
by singlespeedscott
The term "Old - Mid - New School BMX" annoy's me as much as "fixie" does these day.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:42 am
by Mulger bill
Bobbybobson wrote:Would you like some steel with your rust?

You can't buy patina like that. :shock:

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

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:42 am
by frog
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-peug ... 500wt_1192

I'd like to see someone snap this up and go velo-orange 650b crazy on it.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:48 am
by LG
and then there's this super record equiped beauty... 8) http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Campagnolo-E ... 3ccf48cd96

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

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:41 am
by grantw
This an interesting one

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

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:08 pm
by Dan
Cinelli 1A in 26.4 - cheapish, too.
Don't know the guy.