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 ldrcycles » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:57 pm

ldrcycles wrote:An interesting one here, a run of the mill De Carlo that looks to have bent forks. I messaged the seller about the forks and questioned the "made in Australia" in the description, he got back to me very quickly saying he'd check the forks and that the bike was an early one made in Adelaide before production moved to Taiwan. Has anyone heard of that before?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... TQ:AU:1123


Another update on this one

ebay seller wrote: The frame is made in Australia by Bicycle Frames Australia P/L of Adelaide for Rays Bicycles later bikes were made in Taiwan. Took the bike to the bike shop this morning and they informed me that is the shape of the forks there is no evidence they have been bent they also lined up the frame and forks and it is spot on.


So it might just be the angle of the photo that makes them look bent but I know I wouldn't buy it, very interesting bit of info about the manufacture though, has anyone heard of "Bicycle Frames Australia"?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:25 am

Decent Centurion in lovely condition.
Gemini World Randonneur from the funky 90s, seller also has a 57cm. His-n-her anyone?

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

Postby morini » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:49 pm

Any one on here manage to snap up the steel framed Colnago, with 9 speed Chorus, that was on Gumtree yesterday/this morning?

It was in Launceston and (deep sigh)........it was only $600.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:15 pm

Something that has a Brooks saddle, and possibly 600 arabesque for only $180
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-c ... 1027296182

Half cheap Shogun Ninja(I think)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mangerto ... 1027291570

Trek 1200 apparently with Campag Mirage. From what I can tell, Sante or RX100 brakes, and a Sachs freewheel.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/summer-h ... 1027291213
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:29 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Half cheap Shogun Ninja(I think)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mangerto ... 1027291570


Did they have the forks bent like that out of the factory? :lol:
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Postby spirito » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:04 pm

Either this seller is the biggest knob in the world or has a very rare gem ... :mrgreen:

Prototype Campagnolo Record Plastic BIN Reynolds 531 | eBay

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Postby find_bruce » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:32 pm

spirito wrote:Either this seller is the biggest knob in the world or has a very rare gem ... :mrgreen:

I vote for the 1st, especially when I saw who the seller was :wink:
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Postby Dan » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:57 pm

Hahaha lemon jersey. Tour de palo alto. Classic!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby spirito » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:59 pm

find_bruce wrote:
spirito wrote:Either this seller is the biggest knob in the world or has a very rare gem ... :mrgreen:

I vote for the 1st, especially when I saw who the seller was :wink:


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Postby RobertFrith » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:31 am

spirito wrote:Either this seller is the biggest knob in the world or has a very rare gem

Loss leader by the looks :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:48 am

Those dirty rotten stoner meth dealer kids misleading this poor honest bloke just trying to make a buck to pay his bills.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby spirito » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:58 am

morini wrote:Those dirty rotten stoner meth dealer kids misleading this poor honest bloke just trying to make a buck to pay his bills.


It's more a case of the seller is being forced by his Mrs to throw out that crappy old bin and wanted to give it one last hurrah. Quite rightly so, as which of you bike tragics has a Campagnolo Super Record Reynolds 531 bin? The stickers have been on there for years actually as long ago the bin was used for ferrying bike parts to swap meets and the like.

No wonder he's sad to see it go ... but it is broken and busted. :cry: And you think the Mrs. would be proud but no, she hangs her head when reading the copy and mentioned the seller has the photoshop skills of a 2 ear old. Chicks !!! :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:00 am

Dawes tandem in West Perth. Seller's other item is a "moving, must sell" item, could be a good chance to pickup a nice tandem for under a grand.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:43 pm

RobertFrith wrote:Dawes tandem in West Perth. Seller's other item is a "moving, must sell" item, could be a good chance to pickup a nice tandem for under a grand.


Ohhh man if only I lived in perth and had a thousand dollars... :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:31 pm

A mostly unmarked frame with Nervex Lugs and a 'T' on the head tube - anyone got any ideas? Nice frame anyway.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:31 pm

Nice mostly unmarked frame with Nervex Lugs and a 'T' on the head tube - anyone got any ideas? And is that a fillet brazed stem?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:40 pm

LugNut wrote:A mostly unmarked frame with Nervex Lugs and a 'T' on the head tube - anyone got any ideas? Nice frame anyway.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby spirito » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:09 pm

LugNut wrote:Nervex Lugs[/url] and a 'T' on the head tube - anyone got any ideas?


Tollis or Toesland.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:40 pm

I was thinking Tollis.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:50 am

The style of the T looks like Toseland to me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:40 am

It is uncommonly nice, be it Tollis or Toseland, I'm thinking the later though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cotterpin » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:53 pm

Nice old track bike, complete with HISTORY
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:57 pm

Wooooo...I like that...such good original and untouched condition.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:03 pm

Can you drill the fork for a front brake? :lol:
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