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 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:57 pm

grantw wrote:We owe you a debt of gratitude -cray. I get an inordinate amount of pleasure from this thread and the junk contained therein :-)


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

Postby rangersac » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:07 pm

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

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:17 pm

That pista must have been listed ten times by now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:34 am

Back on the topic of 'old junk?' love...
I get plenty of enjoyment out of this thread, there is good fun to be had in the depths of eBay and Gumtree junk, plus the chance of a stinking bargain 8) What's not to love?

And down to business:


Mmm, that's cool. If I didn't already have a lovely light touring frame en route I'd be onto that, it has front rack mounts! I don't really think of bikes without canti mounts as "proper" touring bicycles though, it might not even clear 28mm tyres with fenders. Perhaps a nice commuter, or even better, a porteur!
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:08 am

LugNut wrote:Back on the topic of 'old junk?' love...
I get plenty of enjoyment out of this thread, there is good fun to be had in the depths of eBay and Gumtree junk, plus the chance of a stinking bargain 8) What's not to love?

And down to business:


Mmm, that's cool. If I didn't already have a lovely light touring frame en route I'd be onto that, it has front rack mounts! I don't really think of bikes without canti mounts as "proper" touring bicycles though, it might not even clear 28mm tyres with fenders. Perhaps a nice commuter, or even better, a porteur!
I think SLX would be a little flexy for heavy touring too. I think she's more of an audax bike than anything else.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:45 am

Hello Ray, nice to make your aquaintance. Do you happen to know Jennay by any chance?

edit: Brompton folder. As the seller points out:

Sick of your single speed or fixie and looking to one-up the latte sipping hipsters in your neighbourhood? Well this bike is for you....
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Postby TedDancin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:33 am

im_no_pro wrote:Hello Ray, nice to make your aquaintance. Do you happen to know Jennay by any chance?

$150 brand new from KMart, probably less than $100 during sales. The price of rust is literally going up.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:24 am

im_no_pro wrote:Hello Ray, nice to make your aquaintance. Do you happen to know Jennay by any chance?

I like the sound of "change up change down seperate levers", but am a bit concerned at the rusty front hub, non-drive crank arm & 2nd & 3rd gears being described as accessories.

Needs more lens flare and foreign language letters to get that sort of money though
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:03 am

rangersac wrote:Apollo III that needs some (ok a lot of) love

If that were in Melbourne, I'd be all over it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:43 am

Sweet CAAD3 MTB with full XTR but rather pricey.
Impressive paintwork on this old beauty, pity it's probably been pranged though.
I don't remember these in BMX Bandits!
Fancy some Campy or Arabesque bling anyone?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:45 am

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


Oooh! I like!

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


Bah.

Somebody BIN-ed it overnight.

I'll have to find something else to hang my spare bits off instead.

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

Postby cotterpin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:01 pm

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

Postby wqlava1 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:48 pm

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


Oooh! I like!

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


Bah.

Somebody BIN-ed it overnight.

I'll have to find something else to hang my spare bits off instead.

tim


You can't just turn up on it one day - you need to ride one 500 or a thousand km just to start getting a nice circular pedalling motion and avoid undue hilarity about the rider rather than the bike. But there are a reasonable number of them come past. I remember when Wazza got that one and rode it to work in about late 2007 - it was what got me looking out for them. He was always a tiny bit too tall for it, and envied the extended seatclamp that I got (which are like hens' teeth). I had a couple of Softrides but sold one because I didn't ride them enough. There's not a great deal visually to pick between different Softride frame sizes (you can't just look at the gap between down and top tubes at the head tube), but for me at 6'1.5" and 100kg, my best seat height measurement is that the back bottom of the uncompressed beam needs to be 30cm from a rear 23mm tyre with a standard seat clamp and an SRS520 or SRS530 beam (230 or 240 pounds rider weight - the SRS510 beam is for littler people). That purple bike he bought from a girl IIRC. The frame was in nice condition when he got it and he always treats them better than most (better than me).
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Typhoon Ken » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:20 pm

cotterpin wrote:CLASSIC :shock:


About the 3rd time around, wonder why it never sold the other times it was listed :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wakatuki » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:02 am

I have no idea what these are worth, but if you're looking for a retro frame or fixie this could help! I have no room or time... N+1 on hold, till one sold :cry:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:54 am

Damn... Id be on that superlite if it was closer.
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Postby Kermit TF » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:22 pm

Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh $peanuts for a superlite.....someone please grab this now !
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:27 pm

im_no_pro wrote:Damn... Id be on that superlite if it was closer.


I'm only about 10kms down the road but I just don't get the warm n fuzzies over superlites :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:39 pm

Shogun with arabesque in Bris Vegas...$50 start.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Heal ... 24a&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:56 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh $peanuts for a superlite.....someone please grab this now !


That paint job looks like the product of a bad shroom trip and 6 months sitting in the sun. I'd rather keep the peanuts :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:19 pm

Salted or plain peanuts? :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:37 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:Damn... Id be on that superlite if it was closer.


I'm only about 10kms down the road but I just don't get the warm n fuzzies over superlites :) .


Me neither but they sit nicely inbetween 'gas pipe - avoid at all costs' and 'too nice to change from original'. I wouldnt pass it up at that price but much more than that and im walking away unless its really clean.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:48 pm

Hehe, the repconians are probably cringing right now...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:03 pm

Hey, I own a Superlite! But those late 80s paint jobs can be nasty. Occasionally though they can be very good...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:22 pm

LugNut wrote:Hey, I own a Superlite! But those late 80s paint jobs can be nasty. Occasionally though they can be very good...


that is nice... I want a superlite in the rasta scheme. Missed out on a good one at the tip shop recently :(
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