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 ldrcycles » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:48 pm

About the only exposure to Puch i have is a Promenade ladies bike, which has the same fork blade sticker (the frame is also hi ten).
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dezza » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:12 pm

sunho wrote:never expected to this something like this on treebay.... not for that price... someone in QLD
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/marcus-b ... 1016494154

That Alan/Vitus looks odd. No rear brakes? Levers look like cheapos although it could just be the lack of hoods. What's going on with the seat stay angle? and the rear mech I can't identify.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:49 pm

That Puch has been for sale three or four times in the last year. Nice bike but way too much moolah.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:51 pm

Dezza wrote:
sunho wrote:never expected to this something like this on treebay.... not for that price... someone in QLD
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/marcus-b ... 1016494154

That Alan/Vitus looks odd. No rear brakes? Levers look like cheapos although it could just be the lack of hoods. What's going on with the seat stay angle? and the rear mech I can't identify.


it's an alan. it's pretty tired from the pics i saw when i emailed the seller. victory fd, crankset. weinmann delta front caliper. no rear caliper. weinmann levers. altus rear derailleur, which usually belongs on a mtb/hybrid/bso. seller should spend $200 and sell for $400, or get real imho.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:54 pm

Now what's this all about? He's had these ads on ebay for months now but doesn't provide any info. Is this how you launder money? Got me buggered.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Retr ... 33800bbe91
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:19 pm

This Miyata's on f/bay at Gosford. Idly eyeing it off. What do people make of that rust situation. Looks like it may be a bit more than superficial. Pig in a poke I guess. Gosford's a maritime environment.
Am guessing they paid a pretty penny at Wooley's Wheels in the day.


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

Postby frailer5 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:24 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Chesini
Cecil Walker
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330901673544 ... 1438.l2649


Now that's how to put pics on fleabay.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:38 pm

frailer5 wrote:This Miyata's on f/bay at Gosford. Idly eyeing it off. What do people make of that rust situation. Looks like it may be a bit more than superficial. Pig in a poke I guess. Gosford's a maritime environment.
Am guessing they paid a pretty penny at Wooley's Wheels in the day.


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You call that rust? I would say that's barely anything. From that pic, it doesn't look like it has any rust underneath the paint. The Peugeot That I rode on the retro ride was far worse than this(most of the underside of the top tube + small patches around) and it's still safe enough to ride. From Northern Beaches area, so quite a salty area as well.

Not my pic, but from the seller.
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The rust on the screws of the RX100 groupset is normal. Ive got as much on mine.

Its a very clean bike to me! Grab it!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:41 pm

eyelets on the rims are still silver. go for it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:03 pm

Just looked at it on ebay. No corrosion on the alloy parts. I say it'd be a nice pickup, providing it doesnt go too high from that start price. If it was taller, you'd be competing with me for it.

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

Postby grantw » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:17 pm

frailer5 wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Chesini
Cecil Walker
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330901673544 ... 1438.l2649


Now that's how to put pics on fleabay.


yes that Cecil looks great.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:02 pm

frailer5 wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Chesini
Cecil Walker
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330901673544 ... 1438.l2649


Now that's how to put pics on fleabay.



Triple cranks? EEEWWW :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:07 pm

This is in my neighbourhood. So pricey but so guiltily tempted :(

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hobart-r ... 017150596#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:42 pm

but you would think an italian bike would have campag on it right?
Yes i see a nice stem, nice bars, all the rest japanese makes it feel... sus...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:45 pm

sunho wrote:but you would think an italian bike would have campag on it right?
Yes i see a nice stem, nice bars, all the rest japanese makes it feel... sus...


Yeah my sentiments exactly. No clue about the frame, but the only parts that attract me are the bars, stem and wheels.

Thanks for confirming my doubt :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:24 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
frailer5 wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Chesini
Cecil Walker
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330901673544 ... 1438.l2649


Now that's how to put pics on fleabay.



Triple cranks? EEEWWW :)

2005 is retro these days is it :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:24 am

sunho wrote:but you would think an italian bike would have campag on it right?
Yes i see a nice stem, nice bars, all the rest japanese makes it feel... sus...


Yes, but even the Italians finally worked out that the Japanese stuff worked better than Campagnolo, :P
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:54 am

i've seen plenty of italian bikes with shimano and suntour. whaddaya on about? go have a look if it's nearby. parts can be swapped put easily enough if you want campag.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:22 am

Perhaps I am showing my ocd tendencies, but I would be more concerned about the strange mix of components - the front brake and crank appear to be 600 Arabesque which would date it as late 70s early 80s while the shifters and rear derailleur appear to be 105 SC from the late 80s early 90s
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:28 am

Yeah, certainly an interesting mix of components. Not worth $500.

I've abandoned this idea as going to Japan in 5 weeks and *might* be lucky enough to find some goodies to post home.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:27 am

find_bruce wrote:Perhaps I am showing my ocd tendencies, but I would be more concerned about the strange mix of components - the front brake and crank appear to be 600 Arabesque which would date it as late 70s early 80s while the shifters and rear derailleur appear to be 105 SC from the late 80s early 90s


That's called an 'Upgrade' :wink: Often happens if you keep a bike for a few years.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:29 am

find_bruce wrote:Perhaps I am showing my ocd tendencies, but I would be more concerned about the strange mix of components - the front brake and crank appear to be 600 Arabesque which would date it as late 70s early 80s while the shifters and rear derailleur appear to be 105 SC from the late 80s early 90s

A possible later update to indexed shifting? Who knows.

It does have Arabesque cranks - the sexiest cranks ever made, IMNSHO.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:30 am

WyvernRH wrote:That's called an 'Upgrade' :wink: Often happens if you keep a bike for a few years.

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:13 pm

rkelsen wrote:
WyvernRH wrote:That's called an 'Upgrade' :wink: Often happens if you keep a bike for a few years.

haha...

Fair call I think. Most of mine are upgraded well beyond spec.
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