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

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:17 pm

tekapo wrote:
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.


Pretty sure Mr LugNut and your good self are on exactly the same page of the good book :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:42 pm

im_no_pro wrote:Orbea with 9spd 105 - wouldve thought this would have attracted more attention by now.


I can pick it up and hold/post/fondle it if anybody wants it.

I'm out of town from tomorrow until Sunday, but if the seller can hold it until next week, I'm local...

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

Postby LugNut » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:32 pm

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:58 pm

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 looked at buying one of these about 2 years ago. I'm not a fan of the eccentric bottom bracket.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:11 pm

Yes, that is a bit of a bummer. Rohloff shmole-off...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hmmm Id be all over that MTB if it where 1000kms further south :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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

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

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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Postby xerlex » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:58 pm



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

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

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

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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