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 cray- » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:01 pm

drubie wrote:
familyguy wrote:Wow, $180. Is the Steelie-dex back on the way up?

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There was an inevitability to it - nobody makes affordable steel roadie frames any more (the gazillion cheap fixie frames don't count) and anything which still has the original stickers is worth far more than something anonymous. I'm starting to think a $150 shogun or centurion is good buying, even the entry level ones like the Selectra are good riding and take modern parts, what's not to like?

Also, it's pink! That's worth at least an extra pineapple.

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Postby grantw » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:58 pm

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Postby LG » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:41 pm

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Postby Saro28 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:00 pm

LG wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/mens-mountain-bike-/261198320870?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item3cd0a214e6 :lol: :lol:


The details are so discriptive.....used mens mtb. Bids will go through the roof :twisted: :wink: bid early on this one :roll:
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Postby frailer5 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:24 pm

drubie wrote:I'm starting to think a $150 shogun or centurion is good buying, even the entry level ones like the Selectra are good riding and take modern parts, what's not to like?

Yep, I don't think that's OTT for the Centurion. Prices can only steadily climb, at a guess. Slowly, maybe, but still up.
It's weird though, it does seem to fluctuate month to month. Only takes a few extra shed drag-outs, and the guys on BNA Retro to be busy on domestic chores ---> temporary price drop. :lol:
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Postby Dan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:18 pm

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Postby familyguy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:59 pm

Dan wrote:...a tidy Nishiki


Is it so hard to take a bike outside/to a bigger area, take three steps backward, and take a photo? Rather buy from one good side on shot than half a dozen details!

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Postby Dan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:01 pm

familyguy wrote:Is it so hard to take a bike outside/to a bigger area, take three steps backward, and take a photo?


I know, its infuriating.

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Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:27 pm

Does look alright though.
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Postby frailer5 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:41 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Does look alright though.


... through the gloom. :lol: Mood lighting.
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Postby Dan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:51 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Does look alright though.


+1

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Postby harcs » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:20 pm

Chesini. There is one on GumTree for $200. Looks all there but no details of groupset ect.

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Postby 240ZR » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:09 pm

harcs wrote:Chesini. There is one on GumTree for $200. Looks all there but no details of groupset ect.


Already paid for & on it's way to me as we speak. Can't wait for it to arrive.

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Postby morini » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:05 pm

Noyce bike. That Chesisi looks just like mine. Mines a red one.

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Postby LG » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:39 pm

Not steel, not even retro aluminium, but I do like the look of this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111048655978 ... 1423.l2649 - except for the broken derailleur hanger.
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Postby munga » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:54 pm

yah that might almost be a decent project if you can remove that dropout.
you could try rebonding the loose lugs on the donor frame and singlespeed the one with the dodgy dropout.
those rebonded lugs are gunna be on your mind on every ride tho..
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Postby QuangVuong » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:18 pm

Woah, thats something Id get! Query sent!
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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:32 pm

$200 for a low end Raleigh frame that's had a primer powdercoat and looks to have a bent rear end- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Rale ... 2ec6e0050a

Badly bent speedwell- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIKE-OLD-VIN ... 3cd06dc727

'fixie' monstrosity- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Fixi ... 4ac3502e62


And a slightly scary looking '3 person rickshaw'- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-Person-Bik ... 4ac34f3a46
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:45 pm

ldrcycles wrote:$200 for a low end Raleigh frame that's had a primer powdercoat and looks to have a bent rear end- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Rale ... 2ec6e0050a

They even primed the head badge :shock:
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Postby munga » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:59 pm

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Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:03 am

munga wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lugged-single-speed-bike-unfinished-project-brand-new-forks-steel-small-49cm-/121092862547?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item1c31b27253&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1288

That's a little, widdle, biddy frame.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:24 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
munga wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lugged-single-speed-bike-unfinished-project-brand-new-forks-steel-small-49cm-/121092862547?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item1c31b27253&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1288

That's a little, widdle, biddy frame.

That's not a widdle, biddy frame, this is a widdle biddy frame. I mean how many times to you see a statement like this:
I am 5ft 6 and it is a little small for me
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:05 pm

ldrcycles wrote:'fixie' monstrosity- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Fixi ... 4ac3502e62


Good Lord. For someone to build that they must be colour blind - or just colour stupid.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:24 pm

Too far for me but looks to be a good starting price.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MIYATA-RACIN ... 3f24128e5a

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