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 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:13 pm



He's been trying to sell that for AAAGES, surely eventually he will work out it will be much better to separate the parts, that asploded fork is putting everyone off :lol: .
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Postby Bob_TAS » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:40 pm

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

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:25 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
He's been trying to sell that for AAAGES, surely eventually he will work out it will be much better to separate the parts, that asploded fork is putting everyone off :lol: .


The wheel put me off before I even noticed the forks. Pretty sure upon closer inspection that the rim is seperated as well as appearing to be buckled beyond salvage... has a few other interesting items for sale as well :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:31 pm

The bell appears to be undamaged, so you'd be miles ahead on that deal!
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Postby im_no_pro » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:53 pm

grantw wrote:The bell appears to be undamaged, so you'd be miles ahead on that deal!


I'd probably have a better chance of using the forks :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:31 pm

ldrcycles wrote:


He's been trying to sell that for AAAGES, surely eventually he will work out it will be much better to separate the parts, that asploded fork is putting everyone off :lol: .


Professional curb crawler, nice guy. Runs the Hard Rubbish Melbourne Facebook page. He posted pictures on the page when he found it and I made the same suggestion, not taken on board obviously :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:39 pm

This seems to fit the thread title along with a decent attempt at talking it up to price it up.
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Postby Dan » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:47 pm

LugNut wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:


He's been trying to sell that for AAAGES, surely eventually he will work out it will be much better to separate the parts, that asploded fork is putting everyone off :lol: .


Professional curb crawler, nice guy. Runs the Hard Rubbish Melbourne Facebook page. He posted pictures on the page when he found it and I made the same suggestion, not taken on board obviously :lol:


Thanks lugnut, a nice reminder that there's a real world outside of the expert eBay thread.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:04 am

bychosis wrote:This seems to fit the thread title along with a decent attempt at talking it up to price it up.


Vee brake levers with not powerful enough cable pull, flexible 30 year old bottom quality single pivot brakes, rusty 30 year old cables and about 3cm of space before the lever bottoms out on the curve of the drop bars. I bet that thing can stop on a dime.

But hey, colour matched stem! Cool!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:44 pm

LugNut wrote:
bychosis wrote:This seems to fit the thread title along with a decent attempt at talking it up to price it up.


Vee brake levers with not powerful enough cable pull, flexible 30 year old bottom quality single pivot brakes, rusty 30 year old cables and about 3cm of space before the lever bottoms out on the curve of the drop bars. I bet that thing can stop on a dime.

But hey, colour matched stem! Cool!


Yea 2 tone pale green and rust is this season's must have :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:21 pm

LugNut wrote:
bychosis wrote:This seems to fit the thread title along with a decent attempt at talking it up to price it up.


Vee brake levers with not powerful enough cable pull, flexible 30 year old bottom quality single pivot brakes, rusty 30 year old cables and about 3cm of space before the lever bottoms out on the curve of the drop bars. I bet that thing can stop on a dime.

But hey, colour matched stem! Cool!


Seeing that brand new Southern Cross bikes can be bought in K-Mart for around $100 I suspect that the seller is being a tad optimistic. Then again it is a fixie so surely that would account for the extra $150.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:43 pm

Hamster wrote:
LugNut wrote:
bychosis wrote:This seems to fit the thread title along with a decent attempt at talking it up to price it up.


Vee brake levers with not powerful enough cable pull, flexible 30 year old bottom quality single pivot brakes, rusty 30 year old cables and about 3cm of space before the lever bottoms out on the curve of the drop bars. I bet that thing can stop on a dime.

But hey, colour matched stem! Cool!


Seeing that brand new Southern Cross bikes can be bought in K-Mart for around $100 I suspect that the seller is being a tad optimistic. Then again it is a fixie so surely that would account for the extra $150.


But it's got quando hubs and rims!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby feelthewheel » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:43 pm

Be quick Brisbane retro-ites! Free Shogun Tri-A!!!

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/upper-kedron/bicycles/shogun-tri-bike-from-the-late-80-s/1023285550

And pooh because I'm in Victoria :(
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Postby pentlandexile » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:29 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Be quick Brisbane retro-ites! Free Shogun Tri-A!!!

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/upper-kedron/bicycles/shogun-tri-bike-from-the-late-80-s/1023285550

And pooh because I'm in Victoria :(


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

Postby munga » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:02 pm

bargain for a five year old collectors item of sorts.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/road-bicycle ... f47&_uhb=1
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Postby rangersac » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:56 pm

Olympic 12. Frame looks pretty clean
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Postby QuangVuong » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:16 pm

$25 Peugeot Aubisque, but a little far from me. Anyone in Newcastle wanna pick up?
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Postby Saro28 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:23 pm

I didn't know you were into mtb's as well QV
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:31 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hamlyn-h ... 1023275380

:shock: not sure whats worse, this or the gemini on eBay that has a bid (AT) $50...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:05 pm

For those with serious coin
Herse-mixte

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

Postby grantw » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:23 pm

Rob74 wrote:For those with serious coin
Herse-mixte

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I never get tired of looking at Herse bikes
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:12 am

I've never seen a steel Giant before, so this is a bit of a curiosity. If I were this tall, I think I'd steer clear of Giants.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:48 am

LugNut wrote:I've never seen a steel Giant before, so this is a bit of a curiosity. If I were this tall, I think I'd steer clear of Giants.
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I've not seen that particular model before but steel Giants aren't rare by any means, the orangey-red Peloton pops up on a regular basis. I had one for a little while, not quite my size but it rode ok.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:56 am

grantw wrote:
I never get tired of looking at Herse bikes

Here's another one for you. It certainly ticks all the right boxes for Rene Herse components to.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ANCIEN-VELO- ... 9228493816
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Postby Kermit TF » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:58 pm

Nothing Italian compares to the style of the Herse.
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