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

Postby Yankers » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:07 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Duracell Ricardo for $30. Cool novelty.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/greenacr ... 1026924077

Peugeot Carbolite
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/west-pym ... 026812188#

Did anyone pick up the yellow Jim Bundy running 7400 from up in Tweeds Head? It was only $200 as well.


Something dodgy going on with the Peugeot around the top of the seat stays there...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:41 pm

Yankers wrote:Something dodgy going on with the Peugeot around the top of the seat stays there...

Looks suspiciously like red oxide killrust paint, no?

No big loss, saw a Carbolite in Perth the other week and when I searched for details I found many comments like this:
Carbolite is the tubing. It's just an fancy name for ordinary high-carbon steel seamed and non-butted tubing, used for entry-level road bikes, utility bikes, mountain bikes and hybrids. Peugeot was still using it into the late 1990's. Carbolite made for a more impressive seat tube label when you couldn't put chromoly on it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:16 pm

grantw wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:Here's a nice one for the long of shank

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231045266721


I wish I were taller.


The Royce seat is actually a Rolls....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:12 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-seller/Jesse/1002312958

That's a lot of bikes for a guy to be selling.....

I have noticed in Melbourne that there are a couple of guys who regularly have bikes for sale. Where do they get the bikes from?? (Note: I think its pretty obvious that the guy in Noble Park probably fixes up bikes that he finds at the tip, but there was a guy in Sunshine who was selling some fairly good condition MTBs (at least from the photo) bikes, as well as other guys scattered around Melbourne.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:25 pm

tekapo wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-seller/Jesse/1002312958

That's a lot of bikes for a guy to be selling.....

I have noticed in Melbourne that there are a couple of guys who regularly have bikes for sale. Where do they get the bikes from?? (Note: I think its pretty obvious that the guy in Noble Park probably fixes up bikes that he finds at the tip, but there was a guy in Sunshine who was selling some fairly good condition MTBs (at least from the photo) bikes, as well as other guys scattered around Melbourne.

I don't know but some how they just start appearing in your garage and for everyone that leaves 2 seem to replace them.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:32 pm

Re tekapo » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:12 pm
=>> For those considering the 61cm REPCO Euro Tria, it has obvious Rust issues CAUTION..once they start..its a slippery slope to destruction with TANGE Infinity...make sure the seat post and stem come out of the fame.

this bloke can count!

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

Postby LugNut » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:56 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
tekapo wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-seller/Jesse/1002312958

That's a lot of bikes for a guy to be selling.....

I have noticed in Melbourne that there are a couple of guys who regularly have bikes for sale. Where do they get the bikes from?? (Note: I think its pretty obvious that the guy in Noble Park probably fixes up bikes that he finds at the tip, but there was a guy in Sunshine who was selling some fairly good condition MTBs (at least from the photo) bikes, as well as other guys scattered around Melbourne.

I don't know but some how they just start appearing in your garage and for everyone that leaves 2 seem to replace them.


Speaking of new bicycles... Have you seen the Cecil Walker touring frame for sale in the marketplace?

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=67627
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:07 am

Imagine if this was a Ti frame, and the guy just wanted to hide it with a bunch of cheap components, and then he sold it to a friend and somehow it ended up on Gumtree for $200...

Could it be?...

Also, here's a reminder that the crap adds can hold gems...
Two bicycles and a treadmill

That Europa is sporting Campag Omega Strada rims with hardly any sidewall wear, worth the $150 asking price alone. Not even sure how I dug up that ad :lol: It's a long drive from Sydney anyhow.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vanbree » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:53 pm

hey lugnut the $200 touring frame is actually a repco sierra frame with susp forks.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:37 pm

LugNut wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:
tekapo wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-seller/Jesse/1002312958

That's a lot of bikes for a guy to be selling.....

I have noticed in Melbourne that there are a couple of guys who regularly have bikes for sale. Where do they get the bikes from?? (Note: I think its pretty obvious that the guy in Noble Park probably fixes up bikes that he finds at the tip, but there was a guy in Sunshine who was selling some fairly good condition MTBs (at least from the photo) bikes, as well as other guys scattered around Melbourne.

I don't know but some how they just start appearing in your garage and for everyone that leaves 2 seem to replace them.


Speaking of new bicycles... Have you seen the Cecil Walker touring frame for sale in the marketplace?

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=67627


A good size but the price for the frame alone is a little exxy. Not to keen on the reverse facing Canti mounts or the stripped out derailleur hanger mount. Fussy aren't I?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:38 pm

Apparently this was used in the 1980 Olympics.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/craigmor ... 1026484490
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Postby HappyHumber » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:44 pm

morini wrote:Apparently this was used in the 1980 Olympics.
heheh... semantics, semantics.... "Cashed in on the 1980 Olympics"
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:50 pm

Someone tell him he's dreamin'.
I re wrote his ad blurb for him, if he's going to sell it as a 'rare replica' he might as well milk it for all it's worth.

"The Moscow '80 featured a kickstand mounting plate, so that athletes could kick stand their bikes beside the podium during the medal ceremony. It also featured a rear rack mount, so that athletes could carry their victory wreathes out of the stadium, and then possibly do a spot of grocery shopping on the way back to the athlete's Village. Hi Tensile gas pipe steel gives the Moscow an extra stiff frame, this is no climbing frame but Moscow is as flat as a pancake so they didn't need the flimsy lightweight stuff. Also I left the drive side BB cup in, because everybody loves to skin their knuckles a dozen times trying to remove a 30 year old BB cup.'
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:25 pm

morini » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:12 pm
"Two Olympics in one day. Jeesh."
& HappyHumber » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:44 pm
"heheh... semantics, semantics.... "Cashed in on the 1980 Olympics""

=>> Agreed Glorified GAS PIPE

Moscow Track Frames were discussed here amongst other places.

Deliveries Option

Maxi BMX

Is this Guy for Real?? "This was my mums bike, and she no longer uses it, as she is now racing professional velodrome and is sponsored, but this is the bike that got her on her way."


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

Postby Typhoon Ken » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:01 pm

Rob74 wrote:Is this Guy for Real?? "This was my mums bike, and she no longer uses it, as she is now racing professional velodrome and is sponsored, but this is the bike that got her on her way."
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He has to be taking the wee wee. The Mega upgrade on the Gel Saddle is a good selling point too.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:13 pm

munga wrote:keep an eye out for a shogun alpine gt


Well, it's not an Alpine GT... but would anybody care for an old steel Shogun MTB?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bakery-h ... 1025657393

Were they CrMo or gaspipe?

Reckoning that it might be CrMo, it would make a good low-budget touring conversion... assuming also that it has some rack mounts, which is hard to tell in the picture.

As always, happy to pay forward my services as boots on the ground in Ballarat. Got plenty of shed space for temp storage.

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

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

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:42 pm

Rob74 wrote:Deliveries Option


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Yoizus, I want that saddle. Brooks/Bell/Ideale whatever..... triple springer with wound steel jobbies at rear. That is like the 1920s really over engineered equivalent of the suspension seatpost sold to doubting new-riders in the last 15 years or so.

Not saying it's kind of original or incorrect era but does anyone reckon that saddle was originally off a lot posher bike than a lowly delivery machine?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:32 am

LugNut wrote:Someone tell him he's dreamin'.
I re wrote his ad blurb for him, if he's going to sell it as a 'rare replica' he might as well milk it for all it's worth.

"The Moscow '80 ..... because everybody loves to skin their knuckles a dozen times trying to remove a 30 year old BB cup.'
:roll:


It just clicked when you mentioned the BB, the same guy also posted an ad looking for a bike to rebuild...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/greensbo ... 1025487287

Must have had difficulties in getting the BB off. Otherwise a pretty good looking frame.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dayne » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:33 am

That delivery bike is amazing but kind of had to store,
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:35 am


Except for the minor point that it is not a mixte
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Postby Dan » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:52 am

find_bruce wrote:

Except for the minor point that it is not a mixte

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

Postby grantw » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:14 am

You don't see Gazelles in captivity in NSW everyday
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:47 pm

morini wrote:Two Olympics in one day. Jeesh.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/greensbo ... 1026413092



These are the ones with a BB that must be retained & regreased - Malvern Star tried at the time to change the standard threading & put in a tab slot that makes it impossible to upgrade to sealed BBs and fit British standard BBs. Avoid this model entirely! I had one once, and it frustrated me greatly till I had it explained by the guy at the LBS who was old enough to remember them.
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