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 LugNut » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:40 pm

Not quite as nice as that Torpado, but close!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:28 am

Yum. Outside my budget at the moment though :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:17 pm

morini wrote:Mucho bargain. Sic' em boys

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/new-town ... 1027574775

Bargain indeed, get on it :wink:

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LugNut wrote:Much nicer bicycles popping up in Tassie all the time anyway.


Unfortunately not in my size! Thanks for the fork assessment.

Not sure where you're seeing these appear all the time? And unfortunately, rangersac takes a similar size frame to me!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:35 pm

I've tallied up the cost of a return ticket on the Spirit of Tasmania more than once when deciding whether to bid on a bicycle :lol:

And yes they've all been 'farm gates'. 93cm inseam. :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Maybe you're right actually, tried to do a search in Tasmania and turned up nada.
Only this, which was built in Launceston... Kevin McBain


...But now it's in Melbourne.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:10 pm

Interesting bike. Mirage RD, and prob the same for the rest of the groupset.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/north-go ... 027624588#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby hitchhiker » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:17 am

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/albury-2 ... 1026776369

It's probably best to sit down before clicking on this link...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:11 am

hitchhiker wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/albury-2640/bicycles/alan-r-35-carbonio-antique-carbon-fibre-bicycle-made-in-italy-/1026776369

It's probably best to sit down before clicking on this link...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:27 pm

LugNut wrote:Maybe you're right actually, tried to do a search in Tasmania and turned up nada.
Only this, which was built in Launceston... Kevin McBain


...But now it's in Melbourne.


The seller is the former owner of Bycycle Recycle and a top bloke.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:15 am

Why would you take a gorgeous frame like this and stick a god awful fork and riser stem on it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:32 am

Because some numpty's think:
That a steel fork is too harsh to ride;
A steel fork is to heavy;
A threadless headset is easier to setup;
It's too hard to find a quill stems;
Quill stems flex to much; and
Quill stems are heavy
:rolleyes:

Personally I think anything less than a threaded steel fork and a quill stem looks like crap on a bike like that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:22 am

Anyone noticed this yet? Koga-Miyata "Road Gentleman" tourer, with cantis, in Brisvegas.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-Mens ... 1e7f9a69b3
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:34 am

I'm all over it like flies on poo. :lol:

It's in good nick and a good size.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:08 pm

It's got a bottle dynamo and everything!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:49 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:I'm all over it like flies on poo. :lol:


Can you sneak two home in one week?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:54 pm

When in doubt......mumble.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:00 pm

LugNut wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:I'm all over it like flies on poo. :lol:


Can you sneak two home in one week?
Full XT lugged steel MTB


Ooh vitus cromo :o . Very laid back seatpost too :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:00 pm

The Choice?
Fugly
or
Reynolds 531C
or
Columbus SLX

No Contest .....531C or Columbus SLX for my money

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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:03 pm

GT Timberline in Victoria (finishing soon)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mens-Bike-/2 ... 338550d132

Bent forks
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mens-Vintage ... 2a31616a64

Interesting old Advance (I learnt to ride on an Advance kids bike :) )
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-BICY ... 3cd58516de

EPIC bent forks (top marks to the seller for actually saying the forks are bent though)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Retr ... 2a311c11c5


Anyone need a pile of junk? Only 99c plus postage :)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/bulk-lot-bmx ... 3385472d50
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:30 pm

ldrcycles wrote:EPIC bent forks (top marks to the seller for actually saying the forks are bent though)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Retr ... 2a311c11c5


"we rode the bike to see if it affected the ride and it seemed ok"
:shock:

"we rode the bike to see if it affected the ride and it seemed ok, except that you can only ride around in a tight circle because the front wheel doesn't clear the down tube"

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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:37 pm

ah just bend it back, what's the worst that could happen? :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:09 pm

anyone put their hand up to buying the team ti replica raleigh compitition (sic) frame on ebay last week for $130-odd?
what about the cannondale 2.8 with full 7400 that went for under $200?
if i had more room, i would have bid on both of those..
you guys need to lift your game - all this gaspipe posting is making me jaded.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:14 pm

I missed the end of the Raleigh. A touch too big for me so unlikely I would have bid anyway, someone got a decent buy though. Missed the cannondale completely :o (Every chance I never saw it if it wasnt in Melbourne)

edit: $200 BIN softride frame...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:59 am

im_no_pro wrote:edit: $200 BIN softride frame...


Oooh! I like!

I could fit it up with my 500EX Biopace groupset, and have a retro machine that's wrong in every possible way!

But still not as wrong as running a red LED on the front of the bike, as shown in his pic. *slap*

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who might see how the bidding goes... just for the hilarity of turning up on it on a bunch ride one day...
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