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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

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

Postby munga » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:40 pm

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

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

50-150
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Postby Dan » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:33 pm

munga wrote:50-150

inflation ----> 52-156
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Yankers » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:06 am

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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.


Thanks. My bike just got stolen, so guess I'm in the market for a new one! This does look like a pretty nice bike - 55cm might be just a little tall for me as I seem to be comfortable at 53-54cm. Pretty unique though - any thoughts on the frame geometry?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Yankers » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:09 am

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Cheaper than his original listing (linked a couple of pages back)


Didn't realise Colnago ever made bikes that bad. It looks like something from Big W circa 1983.
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Postby morini » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:32 am

Speaking of Big W bikes circa 1983. There's was a fake Merckx for sale on Gumtree in WA over the last few weeks and I contacted the seller about it. He informed me that he had owned bike shops for 20 odd years and reckoned it was a entry level version. What do you do?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:29 am

Yankers wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:


Cheaper than his original listing (linked a couple of pages back)


Didn't realise Colnago ever made bikes that bad. It looks like something from Big W circa 1983.


They didn't.

It is.

Colnago stickers aren't / weren't that hard to get hold of. Many small bike shops used to build up generic gaspipe frames and decorate them with your choice of their own sticker, or whatever other brand you would like.

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Postby Yankers » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:15 am

Ahhh... Thanks Tim. Bit like a Prada Handbag from a street vendor in Shanghai.
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Postby frailer5 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:45 am

Yankers wrote:This does look like a pretty nice bike - 55cm might be just a little tall for me as I seem to be comfortable at 53-54cm. Pretty unique though - any thoughts on the frame geometry?

You've still got time to ask them what standover height is. So many variables, the bottom bracket height can vary. If it's not too high, it'd probably work for you. Geometry looks 'responsive'. To me that would suit, but it may have scared the whatnots out of said Fosters honcho. And being a Geoff Scott, there's no concerns about the builder's credentials. :)
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:35 am

Yankers wrote:Ahhh... Thanks Tim. Bit like a Prada Handbag from a street vendor in Shanghai.


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

Postby Yankers » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:29 pm

frailer5 wrote:
Yankers wrote:This does look like a pretty nice bike - 55cm might be just a little tall for me as I seem to be comfortable at 53-54cm. Pretty unique though - any thoughts on the frame geometry?

You've still got time to ask them what standover height is. So many variables, the bottom bracket height can vary. If it's not too high, it'd probably work for you. Geometry looks 'responsive'. To me that would suit, but it may have scared the whatnots out of said Fosters honcho. And being a Geoff Scott, there's no concerns about the builder's credentials. :)


I think I might just do that - would be good value around the current starting bid imho.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:42 am

"1990 REPCO - "traveller" High End Collectable Pro Road Bike"
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourn ... 1024960139

Oh you poor deluded soul.
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Postby Derny Driver » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:11 pm

cray- wrote:"1990 REPCO - "traveller" High End Collectable Pro Road Bike"
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Postby im_no_pro » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:25 pm

cray- wrote:Oh you poor deluded soul.


Either that or is in search of poor deluded souls with more cents than sense.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:57 pm

Atlantis Kimata for $100. Jap aluminium frame running 105SC
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/freshwat ... 1025007208

Flipper, but he has some nice bikes once in a while. Lemond Chanberry CF bike(rebadged Trek 5500, I believe). He says pics will be up in a week.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/minto/bi ... 1024987744

Not too long ago he had a Look up. But ended the listing early.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/390626234226 ?
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Postby pentlandexile » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:07 pm

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

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:57 pm

cray- wrote:"1990 REPCO - "traveller" High End Collectable Pro Road Bike"
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourn ... 1024960139

Oh you poor deluded soul.


"Aero" suicide levers with the cables poking out the top eh? Hmmm.

No expert on old repcos so can anybody tell me if that black paint just behind the head lugs on the TT/DT is factory livery?
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Postby Typhoon Ken » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:59 am

Should read "only minor front end damage" View item
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Postby munga » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:39 am

yes it is, Mulger Bill
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:54 am

morini wrote:Speaking of Big W bikes circa 1983. There's was a fake Merckx for sale on Gumtree in WA over the last few weeks and I contacted the seller about it. He informed me that he had owned bike shops for 20 odd years and reckoned it was a entry level version. What do you do?


Well, he is probably right. As I've mentioned in other threads, a lot of low-end stuff came out (at least in the UK) with the Merckx name on it. Gaspipe, steel rims, suicide levers and low-end Simplex gears but... they had the Orange (or Blue) livery and the Merckx decals and headbadge. Sold in Halfords and Currys stores in the high street along with car parts and vacuum cleaners... :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:18 am

Nobody has spotted the worst part about that Traveller - The bars are wrapped with an inner tube!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:01 pm

WyvernRH wrote:
morini wrote:Speaking of Big W bikes circa 1983. There's was a fake Merckx for sale on Gumtree in WA over the last few weeks and I contacted the seller about it. He informed me that he had owned bike shops for 20 odd years and reckoned it was a entry level version. What do you do?


Well, he is probably right. As I've mentioned in other threads, a lot of low-end stuff came out (at least in the UK) with the Merckx name on it. Gaspipe, steel rims, suicide levers and low-end Simplex gears but... they had the Orange (or Blue) livery and the Merckx decals and headbadge. Sold in Halfords and Currys stores in the high street along with car parts and vacuum cleaners... :roll:
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Well I'll be buggered.
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