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 Kermit TF » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:06 pm

morini wrote:my ebay is telling that 10 people are viewing that item every hour. Must be more bicycle collectors around than I thought.

Its just ebay doing what ebay does....
If you viewed a listing for cat poo, ebay would still have that thingy that says 10 people are viewing it..
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:33 pm

Kermit TF wrote:
morini wrote:my ebay is telling that 10 people are viewing that item every hour. Must be more bicycle collectors around than I thought.

Its just ebay doing what ebay does....
If you viewed a listing for cat poo, ebay would still have that thingy that says 10 people are viewing it..


Could happen if it was RETRO VINTAGE OLD SCHOOL FIXIE FIXED GEAR cat poo :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:45 pm

Makes me sick...... :shock:
If this sells for under $300 , Im slashing my wrist.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alan-Racing-Bic ... 3a8270274b
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:04 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gold-coa ... 1022760545

Carbon Fibre, looks like Campag group, could be stratos?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:41 pm

t-rav wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gold-coast-region/bicycles/triathlon-carbon-fibre-bike/1022760545

Carbon Fibre, looks like Campag group, could be stratos?


I like to see a bike that has been stored in the small - small ring combination too, you just know that that derailleur spring is as sharp as ever :wink:
Also those shifters look Shimano 600 and I don't think that the crankset is Campag - perhaps a mixer?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:43 pm

That carbon frame is nice and cheap. What size you guys reckon it is? Looks to be 50-55cm?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:51 pm

QuangVuong wrote:That carbon frame is nice and cheap. What size you guys reckon it is? Looks to be 50-55cm?


Quang you've cheated death once...Time to get out of the dodgy carbon fibre game...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:06 pm

Was due to user error. :oops: Bike is still running fine.

Yeah, but I think Ill only get one more vintage carbon frame, that being a late 80s Kestrel 4000.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:12 pm

t-rav wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gold-coast-region/bicycles/triathlon-carbon-fibre-bike/1022760545

Carbon Fibre, looks like Campag group, could be stratos?


Wow that is an interesting bit of gear, neat shifter setup too.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:27 pm

LugNut wrote:
t-rav wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gold-coast-region/bicycles/triathlon-carbon-fibre-bike/1022760545

Carbon Fibre, looks like Campag group, could be stratos?


I like to see a bike that has been stored in the small - small ring combination too, you just know that that derailleur spring is as sharp as ever :wink:
Also those shifters look Shimano 600 and I don't think that the crankset is Campag - perhaps a mixer?


Yeah shifters look shimano, the callipers are definately campag single pivot and agree the cranks don't look campag. Pretty funky frame geometry.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:34 pm

Repco Superlite, maybe a 56?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yandina/ ... 1022063427

Here is another one someone might be interested in. I have too many bikes already. I'm out yandina way a fair bit if anyone wants me to take a look.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby pentlandexile » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:34 am

t-rav wrote:Repco Superlite, maybe a 56?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yandina/ ... 1022063427

Here is another one someone might be interested in. I have too many bikes already. I'm out yandina way a fair bit if anyone wants me to take a look.


I'd be interested to find out more if you're out that way. I like the idea of being able to take a spare saddle on rides :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:00 am

Kermit TF wrote:Makes me sick...... :shock:
If this sells for under $300 , Im slashing my wrist.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alan-Racing-Bic ... 3a8270274b


not bloody likely.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:53 am

pentlandexile wrote:
t-rav wrote:Repco Superlite, maybe a 56?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yandina/ ... 1022063427

Here is another one someone might be interested in. I have too many bikes already. I'm out yandina way a fair bit if anyone wants me to take a look.


I'd be interested to find out more if you're out that way. I like the idea of being able to take a spare saddle on rides :?


Next trend apparently :)
If I'm out that way on the weekend ill see if I can take a look for you.

Sorry if anyone is watching this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151073387514 ... 1423.l2649

Not sure if I agree with the tiagra shifters as brake levers though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:08 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:late notice
a few bike for auction in Adelaide this morning
starting at lot 455

Didn't waste any time. Auctioned on Saturday, now on The Bay!!!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Malv ... 19deb7129b
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Malv ... 19deb6eeb6
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:16 pm

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

Postby bychosis » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:21 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Mmm…rusty

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321155612862 ... 26_rdc%3D1


"the crank and chain are a lovely shade of Autumn" :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:23 am

The brake levers look nice...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:42 pm

Repco Nishiki Olympic 12, $100 in Perth:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/floreat/ ... 1021385326

I was hoping to grab this to replace the forks on mine, but then the guy updated the listing with photos.... =[
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:52 pm

bahahaha! sorry, crayman. would have been sweet if the forks weren't bent to buggery and back.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:50 pm

They're not bent. They're swept back for short wheelbase performance.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:40 pm

I don't know much about dragsters, except that people pay way more for them than I ever would.

So I don't know whether this pile of rust is even remotely reasonable for the asking price:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ballarat ... 1022486944

Happy to assist in collection/storage/freight if it's a bargain and anybody wants it.

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

Postby bychosis » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:54 pm

barefoot wrote:I don't know much about dragsters, except that people pay way more for them than I ever would.

So I don't know whether this pile of rust is even remotely reasonable for the asking price:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ballarat ... 1022486944

Happy to assist in collection/storage/freight if it's a bargain and anybody wants it.

tim


I've sold two rideable, with surface rust dragsters for around $100. One 3spd boys with a fair bit of surface rust on chrome, one girls single speed in great condition for similar. Seems to be a normal price for a working, reasonable condition bike. $65 is probably a bit much for that, let alone $165
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:16 pm

I found an adult sized dragster once, enormous coaster braked thing with ape hangers and springer forks, rust everywhere and missing spokes. There was obviously a massive amount of work in it so I decided to just get rid of it and got $130 :shock: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:01 pm

peterk wrote:
Clydesdale Scot wrote:late notice
a few bike for auction in Adelaide this morning
starting at lot 455

Didn't waste any time. Auctioned on Saturday, now on The Bay!!!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Malv ... 19deb7129b
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Malv ... 19deb6eeb6


I'd be interested to know what they went for on Scamells. That blue 5 Star is a thing of beauty, it's another one for the "if I wasn't buying a house" list.
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