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 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:05 pm

I spent a good 15 minutes researching the history of Raleigh to see if I could catch you out on 'the step through frame design' or something, but no, no sweaty knicks will be eaten today.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:36 pm

LugNut wrote:I spent a good 15 minutes researching the history of Raleigh to see if I could catch you out on 'the step through frame design' or something, but no, no sweaty knicks will be eaten today.


The good viewers of youtube are safe for now then :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:37 pm

$150 Giant Peleton with aero CF fork and seatpost.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/newtown/ ... 1028643288

Now this is an interesting lot. Looks to be Giant Cadex with some custom paint job running STI 105SC. Vitus of soem sort, maybe a Dural 979, with what looks to be a 6400 groupset. And an interesting white aluminium? frame too, with possibly a Mavic headset and some sort of aero alloy seatpost. Anyone wanna split this up? Ive got dibs on the Vitus, another member has dibs on the Cadex with the Gipiemme wheels. Anyone interested in the white bike with the blue Deep Vs?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bathurst ... 028489814#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:48 pm



"Left in roof by previous owner", come on would it have killed them to take the bikes OUT of the roof to take photos!? :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:55 am

What is it about tricycles & Sydney's lower north shore? First Joe H's wife finds one on the curb at Willoughby & now one o n fleabay just next door at Chatswood
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:48 am

ldrcycles wrote:


"Left in roof by previous owner", come on would it have killed them to take the bikes OUT of the roof to take photos!? :roll:

(shaking my head) :roll: Gumtree pisses me
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Postby Velo13 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:17 pm

Please, this needs to go to a good home ....
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Postby WestcoastPete » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:38 pm

Velo13 wrote:Please, this needs to go to a good home ....


That's Dubrat's I believe. I was tempted, but can't make it happen right now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:44 pm

A rare Apollo VI, early bidding setting a cracking pace!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:48 pm

I'm trawling bumtree :) .

Centurion Le Mans
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southpor ... 1028699550

Peugeot Aubisque, apparently it was "over $1000" new in 89, can anyone confirm yay or nay?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/buderim/ ... 1028689324

Schwinn Mesa ($180 is WAY over the odds, more like $50-80 but they actually ride really well, I've had 3 :) )
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/brisbane ... 1028682919

Peugeot Mont Blanc with some interesting parts
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/logan-ce ... 1028449637

Some beautiful camera work :lol:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/st-lucia ... 1028453207

EPIC bent forks :shock:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/townsvil ... 1028175048

"matching numbers", seriously? :roll:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/logan-ce ... 1028215087

A Schwinn Prelude by any other name still smells bad (and WEIRD brake lever placement too)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/east-too ... 1028264681

More bar weirdness
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/brisbane ... 1028200620
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:52 pm

rangersac wrote:A rare Apollo VI, early bidding setting a cracking pace!
Hillman for the long of shank


To bad the Apollo is made for midgets and the Hillman has that god awful carbon fork.

Why is it that people get steel frames, rave about the "steel is real" feel and comfort and then deaden it with a plastic fork. :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:03 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I'm trawling bumtree :) .
Peugeot Aubisque, apparently it was "over $1000" new in 89, can anyone confirm yay or nay?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/buderim/ ... 1028689324

No that guy has got it in the other end of the order.
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Aubisque $540
Tourmalet $661
Izoard $1071
Altus $1245
Perthus $2088

$1071 sounds a lot for this bike but perhaps the dollar was low in 93.

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

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:09 pm

Hmm, can't remember the last time I saw a Mercian with plate dropouts and stem shifters...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/clevelan ... 1027546146

Bargain! Saddles for 50c each! :lol:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bundamba ... 1027284225

I don't know how they came to the conclusion that this is an aluminium frame
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-he ... 1027360824
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:18 pm

QuangVuong wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:I'm trawling bumtree :) .
Peugeot Aubisque, apparently it was "over $1000" new in 89, can anyone confirm yay or nay?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/buderim/ ... 1028689324

No that guy has got it in the other end of the order.
DarrylH wrote:From a 93 buyers guide that I have the Peugeot range was;
Aubisque $540
Tourmalet $661
Izoard $1071
Altus $1245
Perthus $2088

$1071 sounds a lot for this bike but perhaps the dollar was low in 93.

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Cheers, I thought that price sounded too high. What thread was that info from, i'd be interested to know what an Iseran or Avoriaz was?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:31 pm

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=13327
This thread was what I found at the beginning of the year whilst searching for info on my Izoard. Theres a couple links there leading to the Peugeot catalogs(Cycles Peugeot is particularly useful)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:26 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Why is it that people get steel frames, rave about the "steel is real" feel and comfort and then deaden it with a plastic fork. :?

I agree, but it is an easy (and 100% reversible) way to lose 500g while also allowing you to go threadless[1]. There are some pretty nice CF forks available for steel frames, eg: Columbus Minimal.

[1]... not that I think threadless headsets belong on vintage steel, mind you. ;) They're quite ugly and tend to ruin the aesthetics... but in terms of pure practicality, I can understand why someone would want to switch.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:39 am

ldrcycles wrote:I don't know how they came to the conclusion that this is an aluminium frame
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-he ... 1027360824


Blissful ignorance. Looking like the standard Tange 900 D/butted ST sticker. :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:55 am

rkelsen wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:Why is it that people get steel frames, rave about the "steel is real" feel and comfort and then deaden it with a plastic fork. :?

I agree, but it is an easy (and 100% reversible) way to lose 500g while also allowing you to go threadless[1]. There are some pretty nice CF forks available for steel frames, eg: Columbus Minimal.

[1]... not that I think threadless headsets belong on vintage steel, mind you. ;) They're quite ugly and tend to ruin the aesthetics... but in terms of pure practicality, I can understand why someone would want to switch.

If a rider is truly worried about weight should they be looking at a steel frame?

For me steel frames are about the tradition, the look and the ride. Certainly not the weight.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:54 am

singlespeedscott wrote:For me steel frames are about the tradition, the look and the ride. Certainly not the weight.


Bike weight is really not as important as everyone seems to think. Even the pros tend to ride bike a kg or more heavier than the minimum weight limit - reliable, stiffer, more comfortable, and the weight isn't an issue most of the time.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dayne » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:54 pm

If your racing and sprinting or climbing its a huge difference, Only people with heavy bikes say otherwise.
Most pros bike are under uci weight and have to add weights in the seat tube
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Postby im_no_pro » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:01 pm

Orbea with 9spd 105 - wouldve thought this would have attracted more attention by now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:33 pm

dayne wrote:If your racing and sprinting or climbing its a huge difference, Only people with heavy bikes say otherwise.
Most pros bike are under UCI weight and have to add weights in the seat tube


If you ride simply because you enjoy riding a bicycle, then that extra two kilos makes a huge difference to your comfort and enjoyment. Only people who need to justify the ridiculous amount of money spent say otherwise.
Most real people are over the BMI and have to lose weight on their bellies.

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:40 pm

dayne wrote:If your racing and sprinting or climbing its a huge difference, Only people with heavy bikes say otherwise.
Most pros bike are under uci weight and have to add weights in the seat tube

An article in Ride magazine earlier in the year proves otherwise. Most of the pros bikes are around 7.2kg.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:06 pm

LugNut wrote:If you ride simply because you enjoy riding a bicycle, then that extra two kilos makes a huge difference to your comfort and enjoyment.


If 2kgs makes a huge difference, then there must be something seriously wrong with you.

It will make a difference but "huge"?

You might be a bit slower, the hills a bit tougher, but 2 kgs shouldn't affect the comfort or enjoyment.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:08 pm

Vitus 979 at a good start price
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-Vint ... 2c739ea01a

Some cool old Giant carbon wheels. If it were $100, Id buy them.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/road-bike-wh ... 3cd69137c5
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