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

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Postby LugNut » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:23 pm

Going for the motor pace track bike look?
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Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:18 pm

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Postby munga » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:25 pm

for a stayer, it sure is a goer! 8)
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Postby LugNut » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:09 pm

Right. Obviously I forgot the old saying!! :|
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Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:35 pm

It's not a bike, but it is junk at it's price is on the rise! Good reading for a giggle.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:29 pm

im_no_pro wrote:It's not a bike, but it is junk at it's price is on the rise! Good reading for a giggle.


Why on earth anybody would spend that much money on a car, especially one like that, is beyond me. Dropping $3,000 on the 'be all end all' dream bicycle doesn't seem quite so ridiculous anymore. Hell, you couldn't even buy a late 90s Holden Barina for $3,000, let alone runnings costs. Ah hell I'll do it. Thanks im no pro :D Solved my dilemma.
*edit* That has to be some kind of joke...Or fake listing...$155,000 pounds? Surely it was not even that expensive when new? I'm not much of a car buff but I know a 'buyer beware' when I see one :|
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Postby Dan » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:08 am

im_no_pro wrote:It's not a bike, but it is junk at it's price is on the rise! Good reading for a giggle.


Nice one - had a good chuckle :)
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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:09 am

LugNut wrote:Going for the motor pace track bike look?
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That's sexy.
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Postby Bob_TAS » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:22 pm

Wish this was bigger. Anyone hazard a guess at the size? No response from the seller.
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Postby rangersac » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:48 pm

Looks small. 52cm maximum is my guess
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:50 pm

rangersac wrote:Looks small. 52-53cm is my guess


Yeah cheers, he literally just got back to me and it is indeed a small - medium :cry:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:30 pm

This Malvern Star delivery bike looks well used but reasonably original. I wonder what price it will get to. I didn't know MS made them.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIKE-VINTAGE ... 1288908417
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Postby WyvernRH » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:04 am

wqlava1 wrote:This Malvern Star delivery bike looks well used but reasonably original. I wonder what price it will get to. I didn't know MS made them.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIKE-VINTAGE ... 1288908417


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Postby Zynster » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:05 am

LugNut wrote:Going for the motor pace track bike look?
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Why is the fork backwards?
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Postby dubrat » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:25 am

so you can get as close as possible to the Motor pacer....
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Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:36 pm

The fork increases the bikes trail. Making for a more stable bike at 80km/hr. Stayers have a very steep head angles and small front wheels which reduces the bikes trail making them very twitchy at high speed. The reverse fork counteracts this.
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Postby grantw » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:01 pm

While we're improving our stayer knowledge, whats the reason for the turnbuckle on the saddle? I'm guessing adjustment but...
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:28 pm

Pretty sure it's a strut to keep the well forward saddle from sagging.
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Postby Derny Driver » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:41 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Pretty sure it's a strut to keep the well forward saddle from sagging.

The saddle is forward but the strut on the seat AND the handlebars is purely for safety. The G forces when you are doing 100kph behind a big motor are incredible. A snapped seatpost or bars means almost certain death. Stayer racing is the most dangerous form of cycling and the list of stayers who never saw their 25th birthday is scary. A puncture, an equipment failure or a crash can be catastrophic. My uncle was actually one of the best derny paced riders in the world in the 1950s and he told me he could have won a world title if he had the balls to ride the big motors. After a few close calls he refused to do it. Even just leaving the slipstream of your pacer would actually throw the bike up the banking towards the barrier at 100kph ... stayer riders are nuts.
So, yeah, just extra bracing and support.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:48 pm

Thanks for the follow up DoubleD, better to listen to an expert than me :wink:

Shaun

EDIT: Three figures on a 'drome? Great buzz if you survive... :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Derny Driver » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:10 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Thanks for the follow up DoubleD, better to listen to an expert than me :wink:

Shaun

EDIT: Three figures on a 'drome? Great buzz if you survive... :shock:

Im no expert mate.
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Postby grantw » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:42 am

Thanks for the info :)
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:14 pm

This is one out of left field, Shimano "avitar" cranks with FOUR chainrings, 54-46-38-24.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shimano-Avit ... 911&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:29 pm

ldrcycles wrote:This is one out of left field, Shimano "avitar" cranks with FOUR chainrings, 54-46-38-24.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shimano-Avit ... 911&_uhb=1



Well you don't see one of those everyday :)
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Postby WyvernRH » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:05 pm

ldrcycles wrote:This is one out of left field, Shimano "avitar" cranks with FOUR chainrings, 54-46-38-24.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shimano-Avit ... 911&_uhb=1


That's interesting! There was a burst of interest in 4 ring set ups for touring in the mid-late 70's in Europe and USA when we only had 5 or 6 speed freewheels. Mainly using TA or Japaneses TA clone cranksets IRRC.
Also mainly by gear freaks who spent their lives playing with gear tables to prevent ratio duplication and designing gear shift patterns :roll:
The rest of us just used triples or wide range doubles and actually went touring... :wink:
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