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

Postby morini » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:27 pm

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

Postby Tasman » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:06 pm

Am I missing something here?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-MALE ... _500wt_949

To me it seems the frame is the only 3 Star part of the deal. Is it a track frame or a road bike? Nice lugs though. The headtube lugs on my 3 star aren't as ornate.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:19 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/stanhope ... 1018262815

Looks like a decent pick up for anyone around the area.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:44 am

Tasman wrote:Am I missing something here?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-MALE ... _500wt_949

To me it seems the frame is the only 3 Star part of the deal. Is it a track frame or a road bike? Nice lugs though. The headtube lugs on my 3 star aren't as ornate.

Correct in that I'd treat it as pretty much a frame only purchase, the BSA crank is one of the lower models, and apart from the nice Bell saddle, the other bits should be relocated onto another bike if wanting to make it more 'original'. Frame looks like a 'semi racer' style. Having seen yours with the osgear ends and parts you have collected, I know which one I'd rather :wink:

Interesting to see what price it gets.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:48 pm

Tasman wrote:Am I missing something here?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-MALE ... _500wt_949

To me it seems the frame is the only 3 Star part of the deal. Is it a track frame or a road bike? Nice lugs though. The headtube lugs on my 3 star aren't as ornate.


The front forks aren't original too
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:36 pm

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 wqlava1 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:15 pm

munga wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Potence-cintre-3ttt-ModulR-pour-velo-de-course-ancien-bicycle-vintage-/300894065817?pt=FR_JG_Sports_Cyclisme_&hash=item460eaf1499&_uhb=1

uhh.
what?


At least if you bought it, the hoods would probably not have seen much work.

It's only 41cm at the widest though - who has narrow enough shoulders to ride on the tops?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:25 pm

wqlava1 wrote:
munga wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Potence-cintre-3ttt-ModulR-pour-velo-de-course-ancien-bicycle-vintage-/300894065817?pt=FR_JG_Sports_Cyclisme_&hash=item460eaf1499&_uhb=1

uhh.
what?


At least if you bought it, the hoods would probably not have seen much work.

It's only 41cm at the widest though - who has narrow enough shoulders to ride on the tops?


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

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:34 pm

I only ride 40 cm bars. Why is 41cm to narrow?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:48 pm

41cm bars here. But that bar is weird. Does it offer any advantage?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:07 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:I only ride 40 cm bars. Why is 41cm to narrow?

I use mostly 44 to 46cm bars, although one older favourite bike has 42cm. But the inner bars on that set that munga posted would leave almost anyone with hands close together, feeling a bit cramped. You'll guess correctly that I don't use TT aero bars. Whilst on this, I wonder how many others try to have bars as wide as their shoulders as is recommended by some bike fit people , and does it make any difference for you? Some of us in my family have broad shoulders - I'm 48cm across the hard corner bones on each shoulder (someone will know the medical definition), a couple of my sons are 47 and 49, and my little brother is 50.5. Few bike handlebars seem to be available wider than 46cm c-c, except some splayed touring bars like those from Velo Orange, and those only have the full width in the drops.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:22 pm

Yet a lot of the pros are moving back to narrower bars. Aero benefits apparently. Plus it's a little easier to move up in a tight pack.

I think it's a myth that narrow bars restrict your breathing.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cotterpin » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:53 am

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

Postby cotterpin » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:09 am

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:48 am

cotterpin wrote:Worth a look

Another nice old bike made for midgets.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:42 am

I'm in the same camp as scott, my shoulders are 47cm but even 44cm bars are WAY too wide and feel horrible to ride on, i usually use 42s.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:45 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
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.


Amazingly, after sending ebay both item numbers and suggesting that there was something unusual, nothing has happened. Does this means it's ridgy didge and if it sells for less than the "other" listing someone is going to get a bargain? You have to wonder why this item hasn't been pulled after comparing the two ads. Very interesting.

Here's what the seller had to say when I sent them the German link.

[ Dear 3.5sport,

yes, we failed our auction days ago
bucause the buyer cancelled his order

houzengguo6111 ]
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:29 pm

i also reported the ad as fraudulent activity.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:53 pm

Cheapish Apollo with RSX(I believe)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boolaroo ... 018190541#

Giant CFR with RSX(I believe)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narrabee ... 018350778#

$35 Ricardo Mixte
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/deniston ... 1018379599

And Colnago C35 Dura Ace(7400) groupset. Never seen this before.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300892636019 ... 1423.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dimitrizee » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:43 pm

Seen this Shogun re-listed about 9-10 times? Optimistic to say the least..

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shogun-TEAM- ... 20d1c37ed8

Funny thing is, LBS to me had one traded in, far better in condition for only $80; I had to buy it but paid a few dollars more due to new tyres and bar tape.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sled » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:03 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Cheapish Apollo with RSX(I believe)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boolaroo ... 018190541#

Giant CFR with RSX(I believe)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narrabee ... 018350778#

$35 Ricardo Mixte
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/deniston ... 1018379599

And Colnago C35 Dura Ace(7400) groupset. Never seen this before.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300892636019 ... 1423.l2649




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

Postby find_bruce » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:01 pm

QuangVuong wrote:$35 Ricardo Mixte
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/deniston ... 1018379599

Not a mixte
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:16 pm

Sorry...this came up as an ad related to the Ricardo...clearly because this Ricardo is ten kinds of awesome. Or creepy. You decide.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/northbri ... 1017933633

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

Postby Saro28 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:45 pm

familyguy wrote:Sorry...this came up as an ad related to the Ricardo...clearly because this Ricardo is ten kinds of awesome. Or creepy. You decide.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/northbri ... 1017933633

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