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

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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:51 pm


Man that's in good nick. Was expensive in its day. Got an old Mountain Bike Action with a review on it somewhere.
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:25 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Unsure about this, it's obviously in very very good condition but was XT really "the finest quality components available in 1992"? When did XTR first come along?

In any case $1,750 for a ye olde dually is a fair bit.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Verlicchi-Ma ... 4ac3e6dfa1

According to http://mombat.org/Shimano.htm XTR was introduced in 1992.

edit: snap, lugnut beat me to it - with a link to the same site
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Postby Kermit TF » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:17 pm

Sd wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:
Just outa curiosity, did anyone see what it sold for ?


$80 Sounded like an older gentlemen on the phone. Said he was going to give me a call back Sat morn if the guy coming Friday night didn't get there or take it...


Arrrrrgh, $80 !! Drive the knife into my heart :cry:
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Postby morini » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:57 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:

Man that's in good nick. Was expensive in its day. Got an old Mountain Bike Action with a review on it somewhere.


Also a legendary motorcycle frame builder. Verlicchi built most of Ducati's racing frames in the late 70's and 80's. Combined with Marzocchi, who supplied Ducati suspension for years, a pretty formidable combination. This is true exotica of the highest order. I wonder if it was as good as it's makers reputations?
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Postby LugNut » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:08 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:

Man that's in good nick. Was expensive in its day. Got an old Mountain Bike Action with a review on it somewhere.


Heheh, hands up if you think Scott should scan some 90s Mountain bike mags!
Rumour has it that this Amp Research, owned by one of the staff at Commuter Cycles in Melbourne, slipped by badly advertised on eBay some months ago.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby feelthewheel » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:17 pm

Not sure if this person is genuine or a rabbit ... advert is low on details, but for those in Brisvegas there might be some good 'uns:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boondall ... 1018257176
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:46 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Not sure if this person is genuine or a rabbit ... advert is low on details, but for those in Brisvegas there might be some good 'uns:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boondall ... 1018257176

and you can pick up prawns & yabbies for lunch while you are there :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:55 pm

LugNut wrote:Image

Yum. AMP goodness. Tell me how much your mate payed so I can cry.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:12 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
LugNut wrote:Image

Yum. AMP goodness. Tell me how much your mate payed so I can cry.


$28 :D

Here it is:
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Postby eightsixboy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:09 pm

Does anyone know what the go is with this guy

http://stores.ebay.com.au/hairbear8850? ... 4340.l2563

He has so many bikes for sale, I wonder if he is importing them and putting random bits on? A few of the bikes dont make sense, theres a alloy TCR with tiagra.
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Postby axeman74 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:30 pm

Quite strange, same seller is advertising his wares on Gumtree. Could be a container load of imported bikes, or perhaps bike shop trade ins, but there does seem to be a lot of them, and doesn't look like he is selling much at those prices.

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eightsixboy wrote:Does anyone know what the go is with this guy

http://stores.ebay.com.au/hairbear8850? ... 4340.l2563

He has so many bikes for sale, I wonder if he is importing them and putting random bits on? A few of the bikes dont make sense, theres a alloy TCR with tiagra.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby eightsixboy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:17 pm

TBO I dont even know if his prices are really that good, he has a alloy defy for like $1500 or more, you can buy a carbon one for that much.
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Postby Bob_TAS » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:18 pm

Someone knows what they're selling

Edit: (Though I'm not seeing the forks)
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:48 pm

That one's popped up before on this thread, dunno what the go is but he must have one MASSIVE garage! :lol:
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Postby axeman74 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:08 pm

Looks to me like most of the pics are taken in front of some sort of Self-Storage facility. Still very curious as to what the deal is here, and if he has actually sold anything given his prices are a bit on the expensive side.

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ldrcycles wrote:That one's popped up before on this thread, dunno what the go is but he must have one MASSIVE garage! :lol:
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Postby feelthewheel » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:42 pm

I think this clearly wins 'the most dangerous piece of gaspipe every offered for sale':

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toorak/b ... 1018651074

anyone want to disagree?
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Postby LugNut » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:21 pm

feelthewheel wrote:I think this clearly wins 'the most dangerous piece of gaspipe every offered for sale':

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toorak/b ... 1018651074

anyone want to disagree?


So much wrong...

I once tried the 'just shorten the chain' style single speed, I was riding out of the saddle and the chain jumped from the rear cog I had it set on to a larger one, and obviously with not enough chain to go around, the chain ripped half the chainring straight off the cranks.
Even that is probably the least dangerous part of the bike... :?

$67 too! Jaysus, shouting him a coffee would be over paying
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Postby hitchhiker » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:48 pm

axeman74 wrote:Looks to me like most of the pics are taken in front of some sort of Self-Storage facility. Still very curious as to what the deal is here, and if he has actually sold anything given his prices are a bit on the expensive side.

Axeman74

ldrcycles wrote:That one's popped up before on this thread, dunno what the go is but he must have one MASSIVE garage! :lol:


I bought my first road bike from him about 2 years ago, I've posted about it somewhere on this forum.

He does have a self storage facility and claims most of the bikes are lightly used bikes from Japan. The prices were negotiable and he was happy to let me test ride for few hours, so overall I was happy at the time
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Postby Mustang » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:11 pm

hitchhiker wrote:
axeman74 wrote:Looks to me like most of the pics are taken in front of some sort of Self-Storage facility. Still very curious as to what the deal is here, and if he has actually sold anything given his prices are a bit on the expensive side.

Axeman74

ldrcycles wrote:That one's popped up before on this thread, dunno what the go is but he must have one MASSIVE garage! :lol:


I bought my first road bike from him about 2 years ago, I've posted about it somewhere on this forum.

He does have a self storage facility and claims most of the bikes are lightly used bikes from Japan. The prices were negotiable and he was happy to let me test ride for few hours, so overall I was happy at the time

I sent a question to him some time ago & received a very icy reply..."you think I'm a crook or something"
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Postby Zynster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:12 pm


I'm wondering how you would know if a bike "rides fine" without actually riding it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:29 pm

I've had an old MTB rigged up like that for use as a farm bike for quite a while, and even with long grass clogging things up it hasn't been an issue, but NO WAY I would try that on the road, especially when it's as loose as that. Y'know rego for bikes would almost be worthwhile if it would do anything about bikes like that :shock: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:32 pm

LugNut wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:I think this clearly wins 'the most dangerous piece of gaspipe every offered for sale':

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toorak/b ... 1018651074

anyone want to disagree?


So much wrong...

I once tried the 'just shorten the chain' style single speed, I was riding out of the saddle and the chain jumped from the rear cog I had it set on to a larger one, and obviously with not enough chain to go around, the chain ripped half the chainring straight off the cranks.
Even that is probably the least dangerous part of the bike... :?

$67 too! Jaysus, shouting him a coffee would be over paying


The only nice thing about it is the new cotter pin visible in one photo
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Postby Kermit TF » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:56 pm

When in doubt......mumble.
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Postby munga » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:17 pm

"did you steal my tyre swan?"

pity the poor bastage in smelbz who sold his alan super record with 50th group a little while back for $290

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/racing-bike- ... cfb&_uhb=1
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