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Postby find_bruce » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:04 pm

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this bike was made for one of the executives at fosters - was a one off custom bike

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Postby find_bruce » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:08 pm


The original plan was to make it a geared bike, but he couldn't figure out where to run the cables
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Postby munga » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:48 pm

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Postby munga » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:04 pm

steep geometry and a rewelded downtube. interesting. not to mention 'rare' 105 groupset.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:36 pm

munga wrote:Dear munga,

this bike was made for one of the executives at fosters - was a one off custom bike

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A bit vague on the tubing. Wonder if it's plain gauge... :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:09 pm

If that fosters bike is the real deal then its a good collectors piece. I had wrongly assumed that someone had most likely put the decals on themselves. Wouldnt be hard to get them made and then put them on and clear coat.

Be interesting to see how much it goes for.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Yankers » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:58 am

The Fosters bike - is it actually being sold on ebay by Clarence Street Cycles in Sydney?
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Postby QuangVuong » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:58 am

QuangVuong wrote:Cheap Bike with what looks to be a full silver RX100 groupset.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/port-mac ... 1023548820

Anyone heading up Port Macquarie way from down here in Sydney and wouldn't mind picking this up for me? :o
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby TedDancin » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:01 am

Yankers wrote:The Fosters bike - is it actually being sold on ebay by Clarence Street Cycles in Sydney?


Yeah, the bike has been on display in their basement workshop for quite a while, and looks like it's being sold by the shop's eBay account. Looks good jn person. Has been relisted a few times, started at $1000 a couple if months ago.
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Postby bychosis » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:41 am



Must be good, they've used soft focus. Although some lens flare would be better.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:54 am

munga wrote:steep geometry and a rewelded downtube. interesting. not to mention 'rare' 105 groupset.


The 105 has got me confused.

I have a 7-speed 500EX groupset in a box, waiting for the right frame to put it on. It came off a late '80s (fluoro yellow and turquoise fade over white) Malvern Star Triathlete.

All the information I can find suggests 500EX evolved into 105, like how 600 evolved into Ultegra.

But the existence of 6-speed 105 and 7-soeed 500EX kind of contradicts this timeline.

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Postby WyvernRH » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:06 am

barefoot wrote:
munga wrote:steep geometry and a rewelded downtube. interesting. not to mention 'rare' 105 groupset.


The 105 has got me confused.

I have a 7-speed 500EX groupset in a box, waiting for the right frame to put it on. It came off a late '80s (fluoro yellow and turquoise fade over white) Malvern Star Triathlete.

All the information I can find suggests 500EX evolved into 105, like how 600 evolved into Ultegra.

But the existence of 6-speed 105 and 7-soeed 500EX kind of contradicts this timeline.

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Well, I'm no Shimano expert but I well remember 105 first being launched in Evans Cycles shop in London UK (early 80's?) as the 'affordable' high quality Shimano groupset. You could buy the whole 12 spd groupset in a box for a very reasonable price with a choice of short or long arm rears. I was sorely tempted but very poor at the time having just got married :wink:
I thought the EX series stuff was considered just below the 'branded' 105 /600 level stuff and was mainly supplied as OEM to bike manufacturers? Quality always seemed much the same tho, just less polish.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:27 am

barefoot wrote:
munga wrote:steep geometry and a rewelded downtube. interesting. not to mention 'rare' 105 groupset.


The 105 has got me confused.

I have a 7-speed 500EX groupset in a box, waiting for the right frame to put it on. It came off a late '80s (fluoro yellow and turquoise fade over white) Malvern Star Triathlete.

All the information I can find suggests 500EX evolved into 105, like how 600 evolved into Ultegra.

But the existence of 6-speed 105 and 7-soeed 500EX kind of contradicts this timeline.

tim


That black 105 is known as the 1050 group. It has a screw on hub body, so 6 speed doesn't seem wrong. I believe it'll be after the Golden Arrow, and before the champagne 105SC 7/8(after STI) speed group.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:17 pm

QuangVuong wrote:
barefoot wrote:
munga wrote:steep geometry and a rewelded downtube. interesting. not to mention 'rare' 105 groupset.


The 105 has got me confused.

I have a 7-speed 500EX groupset in a box, waiting for the right frame to put it on. It came off a late '80s (fluoro yellow and turquoise fade over white) Malvern Star Triathlete.

All the information I can find suggests 500EX evolved into 105, like how 600 evolved into Ultegra.

But the existence of 6-speed 105 and 7-soeed 500EX kind of contradicts this timeline.

tim


That black 105 is known as the 1055 group. It has a screw on hub body, so 6 speed doesn't seem wrong. I believe it'll be after the Golden Arrow, and before the champagne 105SC 7/8(after STI) speed group.


Mate, if you were doing Shimano Drivetrain Extension for your HSC, your ATAR would be through the roof! :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:37 pm

There's actually a bit on bicycles in Engineering, under Personal & Public Transport. Better start revising the Cro-Mo and Manganese Molybdenum steels, along with the Reynolds numbers in the text book.

And I really only know of the 105, and 600 groupsets, as that's all I use on my bikes.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:53 pm

One advantage of 'maturity', (an understatement in my case), is not having to go through what you're about to in the next few months. :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:02 pm

I had a Golden Arrow group set!
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Postby Kermit TF » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:29 pm

Wooooo fair suck of the sav....thats not good...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:39 pm

QuangVuong wrote:
barefoot wrote:
munga wrote:steep geometry and a rewelded downtube. interesting. not to mention 'rare' 105 groupset.


The 105 has got me confused.

I have a 7-speed 500EX groupset in a box, waiting for the right frame to put it on. It came off a late '80s (fluoro yellow and turquoise fade over white) Malvern Star Triathlete.

All the information I can find suggests 500EX evolved into 105, like how 600 evolved into Ultegra.

But the existence of 6-speed 105 and 7-soeed 500EX kind of contradicts this timeline.

tim


That black 105 is known as the 1055 group. It has a screw on hub body, so 6 speed doesn't seem wrong. I believe it'll be after the Golden Arrow, and before the champagne 105SC 7/8(after STI) speed group.


except it's bronze olive, not black.
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Postby munga » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:40 pm

kids today..
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Postby im_no_pro » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:48 pm



Cheaper than his original listing (linked a couple of pages back)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:09 pm

How much would a decent Specialised Sirus 89' with Shimano 105 go for these days?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:23 pm

50-150
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