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 dubrat » Fri May 24, 2013 11:40 pm

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 25, 2013 6:23 am

dubrat wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/raleigh-touriste-tourer-steel-hybrid-road-racer-bike-531-child-baby-seat-/300908864703?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item460f90e4bf&_uhb=1

Man… ! Why does Melbourne have all the nice old touring bikes and MTB's? :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dimitrizee » Sat May 25, 2013 10:09 am

I've missed plenty of great MTB's in NSW; classics with the U brake behind the BB.

Hampton is only about 5 mins from my work so if any interstaters feel like bidding, I can pickup and pack...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sat May 25, 2013 5:15 pm

Strangest looking track bike I've ever seen :lol: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/mens-track-b ... 3cd1f73a42
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Postby jools » Sat May 25, 2013 5:24 pm

mountain track? goat track? off the beaten track?

i was wondering why he posted two almost identical photos then i started running the mouse back and forth over the two thumbnails which created an interesting effect in the main photo
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Postby munga » Sat May 25, 2013 6:39 pm

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now let me get back to my mousing.
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Postby morini » Sat May 25, 2013 6:41 pm

That's the Armadillo Race Team issue bike. One tough nut of a bike with a few spare gears in case.
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Postby LG » Sat May 25, 2013 10:08 pm

Unfortunately the ebay add title has now been changed, makes my post rather irrelevant :cry:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby marks » Sun May 26, 2013 3:14 pm

marks wrote:
frailer5 wrote:
morini wrote:I wonder if this started life as a Europa?

Gosford way - and might have a few decent parts on it.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271206861759 ... 1423.l2649


Hope someone in the Hunter/L. Macq. area got it. Would have been a bit of a drive to pick up, even from Hornsby, so didn't go too far. If so, dead curious as to what's on it, and whether the frame's gas pipe. :|


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It's Ok but a bitza as pointed out by TedDancin:

  • Suntour Cyclone cranks, mixture of 105 and 600 pieces.
  • Cinneli bars and stem.
  • Campagnolo Lambda Strada V wheels and Dura Ace hubs.

But the frame! It's a mess paint wise so no idea what it is. It seems to be on par, build wise, with my Paino - might even be a bit lighter. The only thing I can see, underneath the multiple coats of spray, brush paint and overspray on everything is an orange/silver checkerboard pattern on the top tube.

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After getting most of the spray and brush paint off found that it had previously been painted but underneath that is a red/orange Olmo :-)
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun May 26, 2013 3:16 pm

I think this guy must of been smoking his crack pipe when he listed this up.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200927867153 ... 26_rdc%3D1
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Postby morini » Sun May 26, 2013 4:28 pm

An Olmo eh? Has it got pantos on the head stock or is it one of those Italian - "we build em you name em" - frames?


Why is it that some people think NOS bicycle parts should be worth as much as a cheap second hand car? How can a tiny bit of machined metal get to be so valuable. Melted down it's worth how much, 50c? It doesn't compute.
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Postby bychosis » Sun May 26, 2013 4:56 pm

munga wrote:take a punt?
whaddaya reckon it's got on it?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bike-/111076 ... cf7&_uhb=1


No bids last week at $50. This week went for over $100. Any one here?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun May 26, 2013 5:28 pm

morini wrote:Why is it that some people think NOS bicycle parts should be worth as much as a cheap second hand car? How can a tiny bit of machined metal get to be so valuable. Melted down it's worth how much, 50c? It doesn't compute.
Particularly when it was pressed steel, bottom end stuff to begin with.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Sun May 26, 2013 5:37 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
morini wrote:Why is it that some people think NOS bicycle parts should be worth as much as a cheap second hand car? How can a tiny bit of machined metal get to be so valuable. Melted down it's worth how much, 50c? It doesn't compute.
Particularly when it was pressed steel, bottom end stuff to begin with.


That has got to be a typo! He missed the decimal point twixt the 79 and the 50. That would make it more realistic (and in line with the not cheap but possibly realistic prices on his other stuff)
If someone pays that I have a couple of slightly used ones to sell at $5000.00 :wink:
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun May 26, 2013 5:44 pm

Was thinking that myself when I was checking his sales for other outrageously priced stuff.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ironhanglider » Sun May 26, 2013 5:45 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
morini wrote:Why is it that some people think NOS bicycle parts should be worth as much as a cheap second hand car? How can a tiny bit of machined metal get to be so valuable. Melted down it's worth how much, 50c? It doesn't compute.
Particularly when it was pressed steel, bottom end stuff to begin with.


A German would wonder why there are so many digits after the decimal comma, and then wonder why it was multiplied by 00.

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

Postby marks » Mon May 27, 2013 8:16 am

morini wrote:An Olmo eh? Has it got pantos on the head stock or is it one of those Italian - "we build em you name em" - frames?


Why is it that some people think NOS bicycle parts should be worth as much as a cheap second hand car? How can a tiny bit of machined metal get to be so valuable. Melted down it's worth how much, 50c? It doesn't compute.


No pantos. Just the ghost's of Olmo decals in the original paintwork, a "Made in Italy" decal and part of an Oria tubing label.

Very similar to this viewtopic.php?f=25&t=63914&p=967108&hilit=+olmo#p967108
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Postby morini » Mon May 27, 2013 8:28 am

Nice pickup. If I was living down there I would have driven up there using the timeless old excuse; "hey kids, do you want to go see a circus up near Gosford way?"

They fall for it and you are so full of lust with your new purchase that any winging and screaming on the way home is some how tolerable.

"They must have moved it during the week, bugger."

"Hey Harriet, hold the steering wheel while I just check what's under this bottom bracket"
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon May 27, 2013 9:19 am

marks wrote:
No pantos. Just the ghost's of Olmo decals in the original paintwork, a "Made in Italy" decal and part of an Oria tubing label.

Very similar to this viewtopic.php?f=25&t=63914&p=967108&hilit=+olmo#p967108


Nice pickup indeed. Though tempted, was not 'domestically' well situated for another incoming right now. Has 'peddles'. Must have had fleabay on the brain.
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This_Campy/Nitto bits in Adelaide looks to have a reasonable kick-off price. I assume it still has an RD hanger. :| Nicely lugged. looks about 56cm.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon May 27, 2013 10:49 am

WyvernRH wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:
morini wrote:Why is it that some people think NOS bicycle parts should be worth as much as a cheap second hand car? How can a tiny bit of machined metal get to be so valuable. Melted down it's worth how much, 50c? It doesn't compute.
Particularly when it was pressed steel, bottom end stuff to begin with.

That has got to be a typo! He missed the decimal point twixt the 79 and the 50. That would make it more realistic (and in line with the not cheap but possibly realistic prices on his other stuff)

Seems you're right, listing has been edited to show BIN 79.50GBP. Was wondering what all the fuss was about.

I think ironhanglider is onto it. Seller may have keyed price using a particular currency formatting not compatible with that eBay locale: "79,50" rather than "79.50".
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon May 27, 2013 3:06 pm

Anyone fancy cold-setting some forks? :lol: Or is that pincushion distortion? :P
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Postby QuangVuong » Tue May 28, 2013 7:38 pm

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Postby frailer5 » Wed May 29, 2013 6:17 am



My size. Dammit...Melboune. :(
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Postby munga » Wed May 29, 2013 6:58 am

some nice parts, and a reasonable price, but gaspipe. you're not missing that much.
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