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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Postby QuangVuong » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:30 pm

:cry: I'm sad. The ride home was all nice and all. But for some reason the bike is in the lower half of 9kg. That's as light as the Cadex and its not even carbon. I don't know why it's so light. Wonder what the frame by itself weighs. It's running 600 STI, FD, RD and brakes. Cranks are Superbe Pro. Front hub is a Superbe Pro laced with some bladed spokes to a Araya CTL-370. Rear is a Sachs together with an Ambrosio Super Elite I think. Sachs 13-21t freewheel as well. It's quite a good deal.

Saddle has come apart. The foam and cover is barely stuck to the saddle body now. New saddle it is, good thing I've got a whole bunch lying around. Frame is missing decal on the left side, and paint is chipped around the bottle cage area, but not too bad. Maybe I can persuade my bro to do a repaint. One of the bidon holes is stuck to the screw. Unscrewing would twist the threaded portion. Weld/glue holding it there must have failed.

bychosis, do you know if they made custom bikes? Or just rebadged some frames? Was Rod Martin a framebuilder or something?
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Postby LugNut » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:05 pm

Dirt works has them new for about half that start price with a not too dissimilar build :| Does 'hand built' mean TIG welded on a production line in Taiwan, like every other bicycle? Or does it mean it was put together with hands, like, uhh, every other bicycle.. Obviously whoever did this 'hand-build' only spent about 4 minutes fitting those mudguards. :lol:

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Postby bychosis » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:13 pm

QuangVuong wrote:bychosis, do you know if they made custom bikes? Or just rebadged some frames? Was Rod Martin a framebuilder or something?


According to some stuff I read this morning while reminiscing rod Martin is a qualified bicycle and automotive engineer. As far as I know he did some building. He definately built some nice cars. Others will know more.

Edit: little more googling revealed a Australian made rod Martin built fixie.
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Postby tekapo » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:35 pm

QuangVuong wrote::cry: I'm sad. The ride home was all nice and all. But for some reason the bike is in the lower half of 9kg. That's as light as the Cadex and its not even carbon. I don't know why it's so light. Wonder what the frame by itself weighs.


I hope that you and your brother are fairly light. I don't know much about that bike, or how much a similar aluminum bike should weigh. But if its a custom bike, it might have been designed to suit someone light and hence they can shave more weight off sacrificing strength.

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