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

Postby munga » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:28 pm

i think it's priced alright. good paint, decent condition groupset. good wheels and tyres, cinelli cockpit, concor saddle..
peel off those stickers and replace with gefsco decals and you've got a lovely bicycle.
you couldn't build one for $500. at $400 this would be a bargain!
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Postby funnybike » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:04 pm

I'd do some searching through the archives before I got rid of the Fosters decals.
Around the late 80's Fosters did sponsor some riders here. I remember Gary Niewand being one of them.
I think it is more likely to be someone's old training bike than a a prize or promo bike.
If it was for promo, they would have used a stock frame like a Ricardo or similar.
Most likely the shop just doesn't want the hassle of naming the original owner.
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Postby munga » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:17 pm

27.2 post and no clearcoat over the stickers.
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Postby munga » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:58 pm

Dear munga,

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

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Postby munga » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:01 pm

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

munga wrote:Dear munga,

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

david

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

tim


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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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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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...
I love the golden arrow gear....its, well, normally bullet-proof like all 80s shimano gear....unlike that italian stuff. :wink:
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