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 ldrcycles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:48 pm

munga wrote:raah fight you mate blabla!


Good on ya, you made me choke and I damn near collapsed! :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:50 pm

find_bruce wrote:Here's one you don't see every day detto

munga wrote:no slipping under the radar there, then.. B)

Seems like it did slip under the radar - $109.16
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:54 pm

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

Postby munga » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:03 pm

find_bruce wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Here's one you don't see every day detto

munga wrote:no slipping under the radar there, then.. B)

Seems like it did slip under the radar - $109.16


commonsense prevailed, and i deleted it from my watched items list. a bit too small, and i don't want any more bikes (at the moment)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:26 pm

munga wrote:commonsense prevailed, and i deleted it from my watched items list. a bit too small, and i don't want any more bikes (at the moment)


Yes, nice but specialist.. I also dumped it and bought the McLachlan instead... way more interesting...

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

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:45 pm

Low end POS frame ???

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kidman-p ... 021187767#

Stem shifters?? Cmon.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:59 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Low end POS frame ???

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kidman-p ... 021187767#

Stem shifters?? Cmon.

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

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:20 pm

WyvernRH wrote:Yes, nice but specialist.. I also dumped it and bought the McLachlan instead... way more interesting...

Cheers
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You chose wisely, I was sorely tempted, especially at the bargain price.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:31 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:Low end POS frame ???

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kidman-p ... 021187767#

Stem shifters?? Cmon.

Why, why, why?

Merckx used stem shifters, didn't he? :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:16 pm

Apparently this was a repco olympic 14 - now tastefully improved..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:37 pm

jools wrote:Apparently this was a repco olympic 14 - now tastefully improved..

Ahhh, there's nothing like a good poo brown rattlecan job to make you smile. Unfortunately, that is not a good poo brown rattlecan job.

What in Sheldons name has he done to the shifters?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:47 pm

Made them better, obviously!

I think this should be reported to the RSPCB - that bike is definitely mistreated
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby akq » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:22 am

Just in case one of my ebay items doesnt sell(pink repco traveller,doesnt match my eyes except after a big night out),does anyone on here want to save it from the scrapyard/anglegrinder.It will be a freebie
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:19 pm

Any one noticed this Shogun? Had a few bob spent on it to set it up for touring.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/rare-vintage ... 461000ff23
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:37 pm

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

Postby grantw » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:54 pm

morini wrote:Any one noticed this Shogun? Had a few bob spent on it to set it up for touring.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/rare-vintage ... 461000ff23


An eclectic mix, though One shouldn't just drill holes in a frame.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:39 pm

Seems some poor kid didn't get his childhood
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Postby LugNut » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:31 pm

morini wrote:Any one noticed this Shogun? Had a few bob spent on it to set it up for touring.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/rare-vintage ... 461000ff23


Half step Shimano cranks! Plus matching Deore pedals. Rad. I have seen gen 1 ( :?: ) Deore Derailleurs before, but I never realised that it was a full group set. If you do buy it Scott, I'm pretty sure I have a Fd/Rd plus Deore downtube shifters in much better nick than that, I'll pass them on if you would like the full set.

Looks like there's another hole drilled next to the seatpost on the top tube :( Why the hell would anybody do that?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:39 pm

and I'll come knocking on your door re: the saddle...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:43 pm

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

Postby LugNut » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:43 pm

grantw wrote:Seems some poor kid didn't get his childhood


Only ridden to church on sundays. 8)

I had one of these for a while, I saved it from the hard rubbish. mine came pre loved though, complete with 'customised' forks. Look mum, no hands! If anything it probably would have improved the handling.
I expected to sell it to a dragster/bmx collector or a tall bike builder, but alas it eventually sold to a guy who was purely interested in it to re live his childhood.
Conversation went something like this.
'So it's probably a 1974 mod-'
'Can I ride it?'
Uhh, well the tyres are flat, and as I said in the listing the stem bolt there is rounded off so the bars move, and the rear brake isn't conn....
'Sweet here's the cash thanks mate'
*Guy rides away*.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:02 pm

morini wrote:Any one noticed this Shogun? Had a few bob spent on it to set it up for touring.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/rare-vintage ... 461000ff23


that's the bike i saw in the back of a ute!!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:05 pm

Some beautiful steel rides by this seller for those with cash to spare.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:08 pm

morini wrote:whoops


Arrrrrr, the shogun is yours :)
I'll give ya 50 bucks for the saddle. :mrgreen: nice unit..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby toff » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:49 pm

peterk wrote:Some beautiful steel rides by this seller for those with cash to spare.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Vintage ... 1c3385a3bb

There has been a bit of discussion on the Classic Rendezvous mailing list about this seller. Apparently he is selling someone else's collection of old bikes. Some bikes (especially the 1972 Pantographata one) have dubious provenance. Look at the pics, but don't believe the stories the guy is spouting, according to the inside word...
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