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

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Postby munga » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:42 pm

and for no reason at all, i give you this

Once done with disturbing the peace and upsetting the traffic, these cycling fashionistas have the audacity to relax, laugh about the ruckus they’ve caused, perhaps re-live in detail their most recent old lady beatings, laugh some more, drink coffee and take up every last cafe leaving nowhere for other good citizens to sit, relax and enjoy life.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:43 pm

Dan wrote:
munga wrote:what's retro in mtb-speak?


Fluoro purple hammertone


sorry, what age is considered retro?
would my 1997 alloy bike with rock shox cut it?
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Postby pentlandexile » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:49 pm

Anything which might be ridden by someone wearing a check shirt and fluoro helmet cover?
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Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:23 pm

Retro mtb for me is pre 1991. Rigid forks, thumb shifters and cantilevers, U or roller cam brakes. Definitely no suspension, trigger shifters, v brakes or discs.
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Postby munga » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:35 pm

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

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:08 pm

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Postby LugNut » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:13 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Looks nice, but is it any good?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Alchemy-54-c ... 3a80684d34


'frame was repaired' pretty much rules anything out for me, unless I can visually check the repair and deem it non life threatening. On top of that, I have a funny gut feeling about vintage Aluminium, and it is more difficult to repair than steel - more chance that the repair will fail. I've ridden steel bikes with home made dropouts, bent forks, and fat dents with no incident, but alu is a whole different can of worms
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:51 am

Anyone up for a high risk purchase? :D

Can't fault the pics. fleabay score of 100% (out of 4) Now if only it had DT shifters, I'd go for it. :tongueincheek:
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Postby find_bruce » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:06 am

frailer5 wrote:Anyone up for a high risk purchase? :D

Can't fault the pics. fleabay score of 100% (out of 4) Now if only it had DT shifters, I'd go for it. :tongueincheek:

Wow :shock: :shock: That is an absolute bargain when you consider that this De Rosa sold for $1,699
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:08 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Retro mtb for me is pre 1991. Rigid forks, thumb shifters and cantilevers, U or roller cam brakes. Definitely no suspension, trigger shifters, v brakes or discs.


Anything pre disc brakes is retro enough for me. Damn young wipper snapper I am :) .
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:35 am

frailer5 wrote:Anyone up for a high risk purchase? :D

Can't fault the pics. fleabay score of 100% (out of 4) Now if only it had DT shifters, I'd go for it. :tongueincheek:

front valve too long, magnet left on front wheel spoke, discriminates against German buyers: "For buyers from Germany: bank transfer and picking up preferred!"
and it only was sold on 15 April for US $1,699.00 see http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251254736465 ... 655wt_1202
I have let the German seller know of the China listing.
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Postby QuangVuong » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:52 am

The Chinese dude may have been the one who bought it. But that sounds highly unlikely.
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Postby jools » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:56 pm

Run run run as fast as you can! The Chinese listing is an exact copy of the German listing hence the disclaimer about german buyers paying on pickup. I'm willing to bet that the Chinese guy does not have the bike - he's just a scammer looking to rip someone off and I bet this will all be news to the German seller
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:23 pm

...he's just a scammer

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

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:26 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:I have let the German seller know of the China listing.

and the reply
Hi Philip,
Thank you for this information. It's not only my images, it is also my description. What a surprise!
An unbelievable try of fraud, I think.

Cheers,
Tobias

But there is more, he has a De Rosa frame
and if you cut and paste the description, it is identical to this one, which is another Chinese e bayer!
for the Giant frame he has, again cut and paste description and do a search and you get.... the bike listed on Craiglist in Bloomington, Indiana.
love his stupidity, and those that are bidding
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:47 pm

Wow, that is some seriously nasty behaviour. Luckily I only ever sell clunkers so no risk of that happening to me :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Sd » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:21 pm

Looks interesting is it a roady converted or original tourer though?

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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:26 pm

Sd wrote:Looks interesting is it a roady converted or original tourer though?

Hillman Touring Bike

It took until the 90's for most roadies to realise what tourists and randonneur riders had known for 60 years. Vertical dropouts hold a wheel better and make for faster wheel changes.

But looking at the wheel clearances and lack of braze-on's I would say its a road frame.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby funnybike » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:51 pm

Wow! A real Colnago, manufactured by Leisure Cycles. Who would have guessed that Ricardo's and Colnago's came out of the same factory in Adelaide? :lol:
Check the "made by" sticker near the BB.Looks a lot like the "Shimano" variant Ricardo that singlespeedscott just acquired.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/COLNAGO-Columbus-Road-Bike-/380623438506?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item589eecc2aa&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1350
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:18 pm

funnybike wrote:Wow! A real Colnago, manufactured by Leisure Cycles. Who would have guessed that Ricardo's and Colnago's came out of the same factory in Adelaide? :lol:
Not only that - an ultra rare cross-cultural marriage of Tange & Columbus tubing! Everybody sing "Hey Mumbo.. Nippo-Italiano!"

Those old funky tri-bars always make me smile. I've kept a pair in my collection just for the comic value. They must've been pricey enough in their day. My bars are Nitto with "Scott" embossed padding.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:45 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Not only that - an ultra rare cross-cultural marriage of Tange & Columbus tubing! Everybody sing "


Actually I have a French manufactured Peugeot "Kings Canyon" MTB from the early 90's that uses Reynolds 531 tubing for the frame and a Tange Cr-Mo for the fork. So such a thing is not entirely inconceivable. Just not in this case though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby quislor » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:51 pm

Sd wrote:Looks interesting is it a roady converted or original tourer though?

Hillman Touring Bike


Is the price right for this? I'm pretty interested since 48cm would probably be in my ballpark (around 166cm and 74cm inseam)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:02 pm

quislor wrote:Is the price right for this? I'm pretty interested since 48cm would probably be in my ballpark (around 166cm and 74cm inseam)

I'd say it looks like a reasonable offering. What would you pay for a new touring/commuting bike of this standard - a fair bit more. Half decent parts, integrated shifters, the paint in decent condition, and if it's your size and would suit your purpose, go for it.
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Postby cotterpin » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:22 pm

a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby 240ZR » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:07 am

munga wrote:and for no reason at all, i give you this

Once done with disturbing the peace and upsetting the traffic, these cycling fashionistas have the audacity to relax, laugh about the ruckus they’ve caused, perhaps re-live in detail their most recent old lady beatings, laugh some more, drink coffee and take up every last cafe leaving nowhere for other good citizens to sit, relax and enjoy life.


Wow! Whoever said this is dead on the money.
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