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 LG » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:43 pm


Well all the stars aligned for me with Shogun 1 mentioned above. I was due in Wodonga the day before bidding closed so packed some tools, a couple spare tyres, put in a bid and picked up a bargain which has given me a bike to ride while I'm here :D . Serviced the hubs, replaced a broken spoke, new tyres and it's quite a nice bike in my size. Bottom bracket and headset feel very rough, but will have to do until I get home. About 100km done on it over the last 2 days.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:19 am

KenEvans in Grafton, quite likeable excepting the stem of course :-)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:53 pm

Who wouldn't want a Speedo like this on their bike?!!
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Very clean looking Repco Victory Tri-A.
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Postby im_no_pro » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:57 pm

That Tri-A looks immaculate :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:27 pm

im_no_pro wrote:That Tri-A looks immaculate :shock:


I love that he tells us what colour it is.
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Postby LugNut » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:13 pm

rangersac wrote:Apparently braking is optional.


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...Or was I the only one who actually watched that movie? Here's the preview for those who missed it.


I gave it one and a half stars, and only because it had bikes in it and a few fun action scenes. The plot was seriously bad. David?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:23 pm

Kuwahara Fully Lugged Ishiwata EX touring MTB with Suntour XCD! Also, that paint job 8)

A nice Miyata Grand Touring bicycle in Sydney.
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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:49 pm

LugNut wrote:Image


Isn't that a brake lever next to the stem? :lol:

I kind of want to watch that film but the trailer makes me cringe every time, it's soo lame!
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Postby lobstermash » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:00 pm

I actually rather enjoyed the movie as a not-too-serious action flick.
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Postby QuangVuong » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:03 pm

Was a bad movie. The action was fine, but the story was crap and too simple.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby hitchhiker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:08 pm

LG wrote:Well all the stars aligned for me with Shogun 1 mentioned above. I was due in Wodonga the day before bidding closed so packed some tools, a couple spare tyres, put in a bid and picked up a bargain which has given me a bike to ride while I'm here :D . Serviced the hubs, replaced a broken spoke, new tyres and it's quite a nice bike in my size. Bottom bracket and headset feel very rough, but will have to do until I get home. About 100km done on it over the last 2 days.


I'm glad that went to a good home. I was keeping a watch on it because it was local and I wanted to make sure it was saved from the tip. It was too big for me so once I saw someone was interested I left it alone.

Are you in the area for long?
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Postby Imwit » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:07 pm

Nice verandah
hitchhiker wrote:Are you in the area for long?

+1
Maybe we ought a go for a ride?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:06 am

hitchhiker wrote:
LG wrote:Well all the stars aligned for me with Shogun 1 mentioned above. I was due in Wodonga the day before bidding closed so packed some tools, a couple spare tyres, put in a bid and picked up a bargain which has given me a bike to ride while I'm here :D . Serviced the hubs, replaced a broken spoke, new tyres and it's quite a nice bike in my size. Bottom bracket and headset feel very rough, but will have to do until I get home. About 100km done on it over the last 2 days.


I'm glad that went to a good home. I was keeping a watch on it because it was local and I wanted to make sure it was saved from the tip. It was too big for me so once I saw someone was interested I left it alone.

Are you in the area for long?

What a steal for $20! Nice colour.

I'm going to see this guy (with the shudder-inducing 105 bits) on monday, I'm buying a photo enlarger off of him. I just noticed that he's selling a large Ricardo Elite, different colour but otherwise identical to my old Elite. I might have to watch myself.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:09 am

Imwit wrote:Nice verandah
hitchhiker wrote:Are you in the area for long?

+1
Maybe we ought a go for a ride?

I leave on Sunday and was hoping to go for another ride somewhere Saturday while everyone is watching the football. Was wondering who else on the forum was from this area, but didn't know whether to post in the NSW or Vic section.
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Postby Imwit » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:40 am

Pm'ed u both
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Postby sunho » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:43 am

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kingsfor ... 1028518976
sheridon brooks in kingsford for 40. worth saving IMHO.
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Postby frailer5 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:20 am

sunho wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kingsford/bicycles/sheridan-brooks-road-bkie/1028518976
sheridon brooks in kingsford for 40. worth saving IMHO.


Pretty good shape. Rare for a seller to overstate poor condition. HiTen frame only? :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:40 am

Looks like a Tange 900 sticker. Not a bad buy for $40, but no need for another bike.
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Postby cray- » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:18 pm

rangersac wrote:Very clean looking Repco Victory Tri-A.

grantw wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:That Tri-A looks immaculate :shock:
I love that he tells us what colour it is.

Damn, must be something about that model that appealed to lazy Dentists or somesuch, Nicobec picked up an identical one in showroom condition a few years back. I'd definitely been tempted if it was in WA. I know I'm a Repco fanboy, but how is this even still listed?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wakatuki » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:49 pm

A 1927 (allegedly) Raleigh http://goo.gl/iN7mvM Gumtree Womens step through VIC
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Wakatuki wrote:A 1927 (allegedly) Raleigh http://goo.gl/iN7mvM Gumtree Womens step through VIC


The rear derailleur on that bike is very advanced for 1927. Should we report this find to Disraeli Gears & tell Frank Berto of a possible update for the 5th edition of his Dancing Chain, or would those actions be a bit rash? Maybe just transpose the 7 and the 2. Even 72 is a bit early for a womens' bike with aluminium rims.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:51 pm

sunho wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kingsford/bicycles/sheridan-brooks-road-bkie/1028518976
sheridon brooks in kingsford for 40. worth saving IMHO.


But the wheel has fallen off!

That sort of thing can be very expensive to fix. Obviously going to impact the value of the bike :lol:

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

Postby morini » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:29 pm

Tommasini-super-prestige in Cairns. Very nice bike.

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

Postby t-rav » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:08 pm

Met a guy today with a Madison 26" BMX rusting away in the back yard. The condition wasn't too bad for sitting outside. Told him someone would be probably be interested in it and he shouldn't take it to the tip. Located in brisbane if anyone is interested I can pass on the number.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:13 pm

wqlava1 wrote:
Wakatuki wrote:A 1927 (allegedly) Raleigh http://goo.gl/iN7mvM Gumtree Womens step through VIC


The rear derailleur on that bike is very advanced for 1927. Should we report this find to Disraeli Gears & tell Frank Berto of a possible update for the 5th edition of his Dancing Chain, or would those actions be a bit rash? Maybe just transpose the 7 and the 2. Even 72 is a bit early for a womens' bike with aluminium rims.


Yep, if ANYTHING on that bike was made in 1927 i'll eat my sweaty knicks.
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