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 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.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Vintage ... 1c3385a3bb
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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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Postby Dan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:02 pm

in other news, welcome back Toff :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:18 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

Spectacular. :shock: collection of a lifetime. That Drillium Ottusi is just ridiculous, they even put holes in the saddle! The hours and hours and hours involved in that bike are mind boggling.

...They're all big too.
I call dibs on the Herse and the curly stays Hetchins. 8)
And take a look at the lugs on the purple '52 Hetchins track bike. Psychedelic.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:43 pm

Someone has spent a lot of time collecting and piecing these together. Hope they get ridden on nice days.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:52 pm

A very presentable Centurion Comp TA with Tange 2 and bitsa Suntour Cyclone, for a reasonable BIN.

A nice looking Cecil Walker 853

Munga? (Right up your alley size, style and Dura Ace 7400 wise, price wise...Maybe not.)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:25 pm

toff wrote:
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...

Intrigue abounds! It certainly has the more-to-this-than-meets-the-eye feel about it; whole pile of ostensibly beautiful bikes, all with flat (or no) tyres and rather casually dumped in front of a cheap looking panel wall. And then there's the stratospheric staring bids...
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Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:37 am

I actually think the start bids are pretty reasonable. The bikes are in awesome condition.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:46 am

I'm with sss - US $2,475.00 seems reasonable for a Campagnolo Gran Sport rear "deailleur" :wink:
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Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:59 am

Obviously I was only talking about the bikes :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dubrat » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:00 am

RobertFrith wrote:
toff wrote:
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...

Intrigue abounds! It certainly has the more-to-this-than-meets-the-eye feel about it; whole pile of ostensibly beautiful bikes, all with flat (or no) tyres and rather casually dumped in front of a cheap looking panel wall. And then there's the stratospheric staring bids...


These auctions have def drummed up a lot of conversation between the knoweledgables on CR List.... But the general consensus is that they won't make 1/3 let alone 1/2 of the starting bids....

Also quite strange that this seller is selling them all at the same time and flooding the market... Thought it would be much smarter to drip feed them but anyway....

Same should be happening soon with a whole heap of Bikes from a French collection that was recently raped by 2 eBay sellers after the collector past away and his widow didn't understand what she had...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:37 am

It must be the time to liquidate your collection - Richard Sachs is selling his set of Campagnolo derailleurs
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:25 am

No doubt in anticipation of the classic parts adjustment of '13, precipitated in part by the great fixie crash of '12...

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

Postby donny70 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:33 am

If anyone has or knows of a bike sporting a retro shimano DX group that would be cool. Can't find one anywhere...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:41 am

toff wrote:
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...


It doesn't look like he's touting much by way of provenance (except on that 72 you mentioned) aside from "this is a 19xx such and such". Am I missing something? Are they the wrong years? wrong parts lists? Looks like absolute top dollar starts, nothing I'm in the market for, and I'm no super-retrophile so I could be missing the obvious.

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

Postby munga » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:46 am

he's famous so ppl pay a premium.
"this is richard sachs' derailleur!"
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Not retro, but still spewing I missed this on the weekend, went for a steal. Very close by and my collection is still missing a track bike.

Saw: "Reserve the right to remove listing prior to end of auction as its listed for sale elsewhere." and expected it to be pulled before auction end.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Avant-Pista- ... true&rt=nc
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:12 pm




$200 :shock: that was a steel. Those Mavic Ellipse track wheels are worth more than that by themselves.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Semar » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:46 pm

It’s more like our thoughts are thinking us than we are thinking them.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:57 pm

Semar wrote:Tis guy thinks he's done this bike a favour. :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MIYATA-ROAD-BIKE-FAST-SMOOTH-ROAD-BIKE-/130922444946


Miyata 414 probably? Not worth the start price with that paint job. If it had have been original, maybe, but def. not worth the BIN.

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

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:45 pm

80's Bundy
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89 Centurion Carbon
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:33 pm

bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
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