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

Postby munga » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:48 pm

rangersac wrote:
LG wrote:He has listed a bianchi bianchi frame as well, if only it was a 58 and not a 55.


Tell me about it. I'm convinced the average Taswegian is stunted somehow, as you get so few frames above 57cm coming up


when you're trying to grow two heads, something's gotta give..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:58 pm

munga wrote:when you're trying to grow two heads, something's gotta give..


There's always gotta be one doesn't there :wink:
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:05 pm

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

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:14 pm

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QuangVuong wrote: But AX brakes don't come around at that price very often.


My dad used to have AX (or was it DX the swirly script always fooled me) brakes.

He quickly ran out of a source of pads so he ground down regular pads on a sanding disk and cut the grooves in the edge with a hacksaw blade.

Cheers,

Cameron


Seems like cartridge pads fit in them. They just need to be cut short a bit. However, I dunno the likelihood of getting the brakes anymore. Seller is apparently pissed at my offer :?: Im really amazed how a rude guy like that can keep selling so much stuff and keep an alright feedback record as well.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:47 pm

QuangVuong wrote:...

this guy is trying to sell some Shimano 600 AX brakes
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:02 pm

Merckx Touring Frame
Looks like department store-shite wasn't the brands only deviation from pure bred racing frames.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:01 am

LugNut wrote:Merckx Touring Frame
Looks like department store-shite wasn't the brands only deviation from pure bred racing frames.

Merckx is Belgian. What else would the Belgians do in the winter to keep fit?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Yankers » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:20 am

LugNut wrote:Merckx Touring Frame
Looks like department store-shite wasn't the brands only deviation from pure bred racing frames.


Actually I don't mind this one - not worth 500 though...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:10 am

Yankers wrote:
LugNut wrote:Merckx Touring Frame
Looks like department store-shite wasn't the brands only deviation from pure bred racing frames.


Actually I don't mind this one - not worth 500 though...



Mmm. me too... I'd go about 2/3 that price at a pinch.

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

Postby funnybike » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:49 am

QuangVuong wrote:
ironhanglider wrote:
QuangVuong wrote: But AX brakes don't come around at that price very often.


My dad used to have AX (or was it DX the swirly script always fooled me) brakes.

He quickly ran out of a source of pads so he ground down regular pads on a sanding disk and cut the grooves in the edge with a hacksaw blade.

Cheers,

Cameron


Seems like cartridge pads fit in them. They just need to be cut short a bit. However, I dunno the likelihood of getting the brakes anymore. Seller is apparently pissed at my offer :?: Im really amazed how a rude guy like that can keep selling so much stuff and keep an alright feedback record as well.


I have found it is easy to modify modern Shimano cartridge pads to fit the AX callipers. You just need to run a thin file through the groove down the back of the pad to widen the groove and thin out the tongue a bit. Then Chop about 1/4 off the length. Tidy it up with a smooth file and happy braking.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:23 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:...

this guy is trying to sell some Shimano 600 AX brakes

Thanks for that Phillip.

funnybike wrote:I have found it is easy to modify modern Shimano cartridge pads to fit the AX callipers. You just need to run a thin file through the groove down the back of the pad to widen the groove and thin out the tongue a bit. Then Chop about 1/4 off the length. Tidy it up with a smooth file and happy braking.

Good to know. Know let's see if the above UK seller will send them over here.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby matt1986 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:38 pm

WyvernRH wrote:
Yankers wrote:
LugNut wrote:Merckx Touring Frame
Looks like department store-shite wasn't the brands only deviation from pure bred racing frames.


Actually I don't mind this one - not worth 500 though...



Mmm. me too... I'd go about 2/3 that price at a pinch.

Richard


That said, if I didn't already have a touring bike and it fit, I'd sooner drop $500 on a used Merckx tourer than buying a new LHT, even if just for novelty value!
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Postby im_no_pro » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:54 pm

I know photo's can be deceiving but surely this has had a decent head on with an immovable obstruction :shock:

Did anyone on here score the Concorde Squadra that ended last night? Looked in pretty good nick, someone had a sniper bid on it. Went a little over my budget unfortunately :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Typhoon Ken » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:01 pm

im_no_pro wrote:I know photo's can be deceiving but surely this has had a decent head on with an immovable obstruction :shock:


"Front brakes work" - Not quite good enough.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:04 pm

$650 Cyclops
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/coffs-ha ... 1025261512

A 2nd gen Jenny, just minus the lens flare?

Anyway, anyone have any idea on what this is? Some 90s aero alu bike with Kinesis forks. Would turn out to be a nice fun frame to polish up.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330973737621 ... 1438.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:15 pm

QuangVuong wrote:$650 Cyclops
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/coffs-ha ... 1025261512

A 2nd gen Jenny, just minus the lens flare?


I think this is more Jenny like

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mordiall ... 1024497093

I originally saw they list this at 199, guess no one took the bite.

EDIT: BTW, this is a Kmart bike that they were selling for 99 bucks.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:20 pm

tekapo wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:$650 Cyclops
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/coffs-ha ... 1025261512

A 2nd gen Jenny, just minus the lens flare?


I think this is more Jenny like

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mordiall ... 1024497093

I originally saw they list this at 199, guess no one took the bite.



My eyes :!: :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:14 pm

QuangVuong wrote:$650 Cyclops
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/coffs-ha ... 1025261512

A 2nd gen Jenny, just minus the lens flare?

Anyway, anyone have any idea on what this is? Some 90s aero alu bike with Kinesis forks. Would turn out to be a nice fun frame to polish up.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330973737621 ... 1438.l2649

I thought you were meant to be studying for the trials, not spending your time looking at bike porn :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:21 pm

Just taking a short break. :roll: Only 1 test to go, Engineering on the Monday. Theres bicycle related stuff in there, so I had better check up on some bike jargon in these Gumtree/ebay ads you know. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Yankers » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:17 pm

Up in Sydney this weekend - doing the City 2 Surf with my family. I went into Clarence St. to have a look at the Fosters bike - it was up high above their gear racks because they are a bit short on space doing some renovation work in the shop. Even though it was up a fair way, it was easy to see that it's not in as good condition as it looks from those web photos. IMO a GREAT collectors item (especially if you can get them to give some paperwork confirming the prov) but it isn't going to be the replacement for my recently stolen workhorse.....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:49 pm

What do you guys reckon of this? Rod Martin TT/triathlon bike running full 6400. My bro won it, and Ill pick it up tomorrow after school. Is it actually anything special?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1990 ... 0880467566
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:08 pm

QuangVuong wrote:What do you guys reckon of this? Rod Martin TT/triathlon bike running full 6400. My bro won it, and Ill pick it up tomorrow after school. Is it actually anything special?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1990 ... 0880467566


That's neat, worth it for the bits.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Yankers » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:59 am

QuangVuong wrote:What do you guys reckon of this? Rod Martin TT/triathlon bike running full 6400. My bro won it, and Ill pick it up tomorrow after school. Is it actually anything special?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1990 ... 0880467566

The running gerar is good... what is going on with that saddle? looks like it needs a brazilian!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:37 am

QuangVuong wrote:What do you guys reckon of this? Rod Martin TT/triathlon bike running full 6400. My bro won it, and Ill pick it up tomorrow after school. Is it actually anything special?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1990 ... 0880467566


Minor correction: eBay ad says Rod Martin shop in Queensland, but it is in Gosford, spent many hours and dollars in there when I lived on the central coast.
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