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 singlespeedscott » Fri May 10, 2013 7:43 pm

Haven't decided yet.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Sat May 11, 2013 1:24 pm

One for the Repco fans (and everyone else):

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Repco-Vertex ... 20d2a1afe1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat May 11, 2013 2:11 pm

not mine. i'd reckon there's only a few dozen of these at best. good buying for the collector. not so good buying for the hipster.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 11, 2013 2:15 pm

xerlex wrote:One for the Repco fans (and everyone else):

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Repco-Vertex ... 20d2a1afe1

Owned by a forum member.

I have seen it in the flesh. Very nice.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sat May 11, 2013 3:06 pm

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

Postby frailer5 » Sat May 11, 2013 5:46 pm

[quote="QuangVuong"]Fuji Sagres
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... ink:top:en

Nice spotting. All stars would have aligned if it weren't for frame size. Once again, someone with zero camera skills. :roll: Probably priced about right where it is now (3x12). Stem shifters and squeezies.
A 3rd party pic, about 10 down. Similar vintage, by the looks. Is that a Huret RD? Hard to tell, but looks non-slant-parallelogram; odd jockey-wheel cage. :| Someone will know. Idle curiosity while I kill a few minutes. :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sat May 11, 2013 11:31 pm

I wish I could permanently filter anything containing the word 'BMX' from my search results.
Does anyone actually ride these things or are they just permanently swapping hands on eBay?
BMXs I see on the street: 2 per year
on eBay: 40,000 per year
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Postby amrjon » Sun May 12, 2013 7:55 am

LugNut wrote:I wish I could permanently filter anything containing the word 'BMX' from my search results.
Does anyone actually ride these things or are they just permanently swapping hands on eBay?
BMXs I see on the street: 2 per year
on eBay: 40,000 per year



Put

-bmx

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

Postby wqlava1 » Sun May 12, 2013 8:00 am

LugNut wrote:I wish I could permanently filter anything containing the word 'BMX' from my search results.
Does anyone actually ride these things or are they just permanently swapping hands on eBay?
BMXs I see on the street: 2 per year
on eBay: 40,000 per year

It's just nostalgia from a whole lot of guys- BMX & dragsters. My then 14yo son bought a dragster with rusty motorcycle type shockers from a garage sale fir $6, kept it festering round the house virtually unridden because it was so heavy, and I sold it on eBay just to clean up after a coupla years more rust. It got just under $200 and the guy was going to replate everything just like the rest of his display collection. Real world usability and current condition didn't really seem to affect his buying decision
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby amrjon » Sun May 12, 2013 8:04 am

I have a standard search that I look at, with a few words like vintage and retro ( as I'm sure we all do). On any given day, eg today, it returns 2200 results. Filtering out the new stuff, it drops to 600. So almost 3 of 4 items described as vintage or retro etc are ...well not. Some are obviously NOS, but you get the point
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Sun May 12, 2013 6:53 pm

It seems the nostalgia market is bullish Speedwell Mustang $2,500

As if to prove amrjon's point, is described as a fixie despite having 3 gears
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun May 12, 2013 7:09 pm

amrjon wrote:Put

-bmx

In your search

:shock: That worked! Hallelujah!

Here is something very interesting
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That looks like the notorious 'death fork' to me!
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Postby Kermit TF » Sun May 12, 2013 8:05 pm

Yep, thats the death fork alright... :evil:
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Postby frailer5 » Sun May 12, 2013 8:58 pm

LugNut wrote:I wish I could permanently filter anything containing the word 'BMX' from my search results.
Does anyone actually ride these things or are they just permanently swapping hands on eBay?
BMXs I see on the street: 2 per year
on eBay: 40,000 per year

I think some flat-peak capped junior would-be coolsters ride them for journeys that would be untenable on a skateboard. Just my casual reading of it. We had a nice young guy who worked with us recently, who lived locally, who was commuting on one. He was a Boxing ex-AIS pupil. Man he was fit. Hate to see how fast he woulda gone on a roadie with 120psi in the tyres. :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sun May 12, 2013 9:19 pm

find_bruce wrote:It seems the nostalgia market is bullish Speedwell Mustang $2,500

As if to prove amrjon's point, is described as a fixie despite having 3 gears


And not in flash condition. Here is an even more silly one... NOS dragster
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Sun May 12, 2013 9:22 pm

frailer5 wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Fuji Sagres
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... ink:top:en

Nice spotting. All stars would have aligned if it weren't for frame size. Once again, someone with zero camera skills. :roll: Probably priced about right where it is now (3x12). Stem shifters and squeezies.
A 3rd party pic, about 10 down. Similar vintage, by the looks. Is that a Huret RD? Hard to tell, but looks non-slant-parallelogram; odd jockey-wheel cage. :| Someone will know. Idle curiosity while I kill a few minutes. :)


I'll let you know once I grab it...

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Postby ironhanglider » Sun May 12, 2013 11:24 pm

find_bruce wrote:It seems the nostalgia market is bullish Speedwell Mustang $2,500

As if to prove amrjon's point, is described as a fixie despite having 3 gears


It is actually possible (but unlikely) to have a fixie with 3 gears.

Sturmey Archer S3X

and the older

Sturmey Archer ASC hub from the 50's


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

Postby frailer5 » Mon May 13, 2013 9:16 am

familyguy wrote:
frailer5 wrote:Similar vintage, by the looks. Is that a Huret RD? Hard to tell, but looks non-slant-parallelogram; odd jockey-wheel cage. :| Someone will know.

I'll let you know once I grab it...
Jim


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

Postby find_bruce » Mon May 13, 2013 11:25 am

Thanks Cameron, you learn something every day.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Mon May 13, 2013 1:48 pm

frailer5 wrote:
familyguy wrote:
frailer5 wrote:Similar vintage, by the looks. Is that a Huret RD? Hard to tell, but looks non-slant-parallelogram; odd jockey-wheel cage. :| Someone will know.

I'll let you know once I grab it...
Jim


:lol:


This page convinced me it was worth the $40 I bid: http://james.architectureburger.com/cycle/sagres.html

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

Postby jools » Mon May 13, 2013 4:30 pm

I was going to have a crack at that fuji too and probably would have gone $50, but I was caught up with work and missed the end of the auction.. I was kicking myself for missing it when I saw the final price! That was a great buy Jim! I hope it comes up well for you.

That's the second bike I've missed in the past week or so - the other was a very nice looking shogun metro that went for $44.. gotta sharpen my auction skills, or set some reminders on the phone!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Typhoon Ken » Mon May 13, 2013 5:23 pm

jools wrote:That's the second bike I've missed in the past week or so - the other was a very nice looking shogun metro that went for $44.. gotta sharpen my auction skills, or set some reminders on the phone!


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

Postby frailer5 » Mon May 13, 2013 7:54 pm

pentlandexile wrote:
barefoot wrote:Late '80s Hillman MTB anybody?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/donvale/ ... 1017820196


Yes, lovely. About 3000km too far away for me though.

By the way does anyone else wish Bicycle Quarterly was printed in colour?


Just got 1st one today. Was surprised. Thought it may have been printed on uncoated stock, and been fairly basic as a cost-saving thing. Not so. Good quality/weight stock, and creditable half-tones. So enjoyable to read, and they'd be saving a fair whack on not using process colour, as it looks to be printed offset. OK, looks a bit olde worlde, but then so am I.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue May 14, 2013 11:46 am

Bianchi CX style, and a Jan Janssen Max frameset. As Velo13 once said, ignore a max frame in your size at your own peril.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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