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

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Postby LugNut » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:49 am

Big Apollo 3.5 in Mornington. That Golden Arrow group set was the precursor to 105.

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Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:12 am

LugNut wrote::shock: Singular Peregrine
I didn't even know about Singular until I saw this, what a beautiful bike. Asking too much IMO, the build spec is not particularly nice and pre dates the frame. Still, somebody might be willing to snap it up for that, I know Scott was looking for something similar.


I like Singular's and this is not a bad build but Old Mate is asking retail. If the bike actually fit me I'd pop for $1,200 given that Larry is off loading the frameset for around $500 at the moment and the V Blunt wheelset is worth about the same.
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Postby QuangVuong » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:04 pm

$150 Trek 2300 with 105/RX100 mix! Looks in great condition too.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/pottsvil ... 1028966844
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Postby Discodan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:21 pm

QuangVuong wrote:$150 Trek 2300 with 105/RX100 mix! Looks in great condition too.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/pottsvil ... 1028966844

I'd buy that for the pedals alone, the rest of the bike's pretty tempting too
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Postby LugNut » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:42 pm

silentbutdeadly wrote:
LugNut wrote::shock: Singular Peregrine
I didn't even know about Singular until I saw this, what a beautiful bike. Asking too much IMO, the build spec is not particularly nice and pre dates the frame. Still, somebody might be willing to snap it up for that, I know Scott was looking for something similar.


Larry is off loading the frameset for around $500 at the moment


I got all excited! Frame is 900 marked down to 700. Still, I punched the numbers and he's asking a fair bit more than it's worth in bits.

I'd probably +1 for $1200.

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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:18 pm

LugNut wrote:
silentbutdeadly wrote:
LugNut wrote::shock: Singular Peregrine
I didn't even know about Singular until I saw this, what a beautiful bike. Asking too much IMO, the build spec is not particularly nice and pre dates the frame. Still, somebody might be willing to snap it up for that, I know Scott was looking for something similar.


Larry is off loading the frameset for around $500 at the moment


I got all excited! Frame is 900 marked down to 700. Still, I punched the numbers and he's asking a fair bit more than it's worth in bits.

I'd probably +1 for $1200.

Damn, I'd jump at the frameset at around $500, disc braked FG goodness 8)
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Postby LugNut » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:50 pm

I'm hogging this thread a bit at the moment - I'll quieten down once I've shared my eBay win of the month....

"Old School Japanese Bike" no other information, 1 half decent photo.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Oldschool-Ja ... true&rt=nc

I threw down a tentative bid of $99, and won it for that. I think this is the third time that I have been to Frankston to pick up a bike, and the third time that I have forgotten that Frankston is way way further away than I assume it is. After nearly an hour in the car I arrived in Franga, chatted to the seller, handed over the money, and left without so much as a glance at the bike, as I wanted to save the weirdo-beardo excitement bit for when I was alone.
As I wheeled it away to the car I snuck a peak at it, and sure enough I spotted that the riser bars were made by Nitto! Although I was dying to get down on all fours and drool over the bike right there in the driveway, I let the excitement simmer and walked back to the car without glancing at it again. When I leaned it against the gutter for a proper gaze, I spent a good 10 minutes admiring it.

Nitto riser Bars
Nitto Pearl 8 stem (bling bling! Already a bargain)
Suntour XC front hub, front and rear Araya rims, good condition Panaracer front tyre. Always a nice bonus to get a good tyre.
Deore drivetrain and canti brakes, crappy replacement RD. Meh. I will probably swap to indexed gearing anyway.
Sugino Super Maxy triple cranks, the nice 50.4 BCD version.
Sugino seat post, and a really nice Suntour quick release seat post binder bolt to top it all off.

Here's a few photos snapped in the shed. Frame is made from Tange Champion 'Motocross' steel, It has an Araya badge on the head tube, and I can see the remains of an Araya sticker on the down tube, I would take a swing at Kuwahara made but I really don't know. Super nice anyway! The camera flash accentuates the scratches, the scratches on the bars are actually hardly noticeable.

it will have a new home with a close friend as a Bike Packing dirt tourer.

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Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:51 am

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Another nice Melbourne find LugNut. Recon firming my belief that the place has all the good stuff.

What size are the wheels?

More photos please?
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Postby morini » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:48 am

Wasn't someone on here looking for one of these a while back? An Apollo Kosciusko MTB, on the Gold Coast.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/pacific- ... 1029009766
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Postby WestcoastPete » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:35 am

Top work LugNut!!

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Postby Kermit TF » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:43 pm

Hmmm Id be all over that MTB if it where 1000kms further south :roll:
Ditto...noice find there lugnut..
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Postby QuangVuong » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:53 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Hmmm Id be all over that MTB if it where 1000kms further south :roll:
Ditto...noice find there lugnut..


Is that MTB any special? My mate has a Apollo Himalaya with the Exage parts together with what looks to be the original gumwall tyres in perfect condition. I reckon I can trade it with some new Kmart MTBSO or a small amount of cash.
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Postby grantw » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:29 pm



Quite a nice find.
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Postby HappyHumber » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:38 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Hmmm Id be all over that MTB if it where 1000kms further south :roll:


Ditto, if it were about 3,500/4,000km Sou'Sou'West or so :D Looks a reasonable sized frame for those clearances.
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Postby HappyHumber » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:54 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Another nice Melbourne find LugNut. Recon firming my belief that the place has all the good stuff.
What size are the wheels?
More photos please?


+1 & +1. Start a seperate thread if you like...... Very interesting early MTB/Hybrid, with pretty decent quality bits.

They're not 650b sized wheels by any chance are they?
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Centurion Pro Tour.

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Postby Kermit TF » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:43 pm

QuangVuong wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:Hmmm Id be all over that MTB if it where 1000kms further south :roll:
Ditto...noice find there lugnut..


Is that MTB any special? My mate has a Apollo Himalaya with the Exage parts together with what looks to be the original gumwall tyres in perfect condition. I reckon I can trade it with some new Kmart MTBSO or a small amount of cash.


The kozciuosko was one of the earliest mtb availabe in Oz.. And not many survive..Other than that, its a bit low spec.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:48 am

Kermit TF wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:Hmmm Id be all over that MTB if it where 1000kms further south :roll:
Ditto...noice find there lugnut..


Is that MTB any special? My mate has a Apollo Himalaya with the Exage parts together with what looks to be the original gumwall tyres in perfect condition. I reckon I can trade it with some new Kmart MTBSO or a small amount of cash.


The kozciuosko was one of the earliest mtb availabe in Oz.. And not many survive..Other than that, its a bit low spec.

The Himalaya was the second from the top spec mtb for Apollo.
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Postby LG » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:49 am

singlespeedscott wrote:The Himalaya was the second from the top spec mtb for Apollo.

What could possibly be higher than the Himalaya?
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Postby QuangVuong » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:31 am

LG wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:The Himalaya was the second from the top spec mtb for Apollo.

What could possibly be higher than the Himalaya?

Rob74 wrote:MTB’s that year were:
Base Model - Kosciusko – Hi Tensile Frame
Middle of Range - Himalaya
Top Model - Cascade – Tange Cr Mo Frame

Rob.


So if I want a nice classic MTB, I should grab my mate's Himalaya, before he chucks it out or something?
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Postby LG » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:14 pm

Well I take issue with Apollo's naming protocol. No way the Cascade Mtn's should top the Himalaya :lol: .
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:26 pm

LG wrote:What could possibly be higher than the Himalaya?

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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:09 pm

LG wrote:Well I take issue with Apollo's naming protocol. No way the Cascade Mtn's should top the Himalaya :lol: .


The Cascade was made by Kuwahara for the US and Canadian markets, hence the Cascade name, and where sold there as Apollo's as well. I think Apollo Australia just grabbed some for themselves to sell here. From what I can workout the Aussie and US bikes are identical.
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Postby LugNut » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:40 pm

There's an Apollo Cascade for sale in Melbourne with a totally rad paint job.
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singlespeedscott wrote:
LugNut wrote:Recon firming my belief that the place has all the good stuff.
What size are the wheels?
More photos please?


You're right, the eBay grass is looking pretty green in Melbourne this week, it's vintage MTB galore.
Peugeot Hurricane :lol:

I just assumed the wheels were 26", I will double check though - 650B would be a pleasant surprise. I'll snap a few pictures once I clean it up a little bit, it's next (ish) in the build queue.

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