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 Rob74 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:58 pm

Expensive Pink GASPIPE
Repco Tria……needs more than talc
Is it really a Reynolds 531 Track Bike?Fork is interesting, head tube lugs are schaloped, rear stay brace appears circular Araya Red but they are 700C…expected Araya Red 27 x 1, plain jane cheap alloy bottom head set, Shimano 600 top head set?..and is that a QR Hub fitted to the rear what is the smallish circular stamping if U zoom right in?
Hmmmm....and Appears related tothis…so U have to wonder!

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

Postby Kermit TF » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:13 pm

Quang, Id grab it....cant go wrong. :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:06 pm

Free nishiki roadie running rsx in melbs on gumtree... wonder how long that will last. I spotted it after 14 mins but got permission denied from the ministry :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:04 pm

Nice little Centurion Tri Master with 600. Tange 1!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby retrorepco » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:26 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Ken- ... 69f&_uhb=1

Ken Evans, Superbe Pro brakes!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:47 pm

If anyone spots anything bloody tiny in Victoria, give me a shout. I'm trying to find a bike for a friend who is 152cm, it's been over a month and I'm getting frantic. We're talking smaller than 52cm, possibly all that I'm going to find in that size is a mixte, which she would prefer anyway.
I just missed out on this Nishiki Custom Sport Mixte, considering that it was a wee bit big and we would have had to bury money into making it fit, I only bid to $140...

Also searching for another bicycle, around 56/57cm square, just something that will make a good base for a daily rider. If ya spot anything...
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Postby HappyHumber » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:24 am

Ok... so even if this photo is rotated 90 deg (note the brick wall at the bottom) - I still can't work out how all these P.O.S. frames are balanced together.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:38 am

HappyHumber wrote:Ok... so even if this photo is rotated 90 deg (note the brick wall at the bottom) - I still can't work out how all these P.O.S. frames are balanced together.


Ok I got the photo rotated and think it's like this

yellow bike is the highest and the blue frame is hooked into the yellow frame. There is a cable hanging the blue/pink frame. The bottom one might be resting on something not in picture
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:43 am

LugNut wrote:If anyone spots anything bloody tiny in Victoria, give me a shout. I'm trying to find a bike for a friend who is 152cm, it's been over a month and I'm getting frantic. We're talking smaller than 52cm, possibly all that I'm going to find in that size is a mixte, which she would prefer anyway.
I just missed out on this Nishiki Custom Sport Mixte, considering that it was a wee bit big and we would have had to bury money into making it fit, I only bid to $140...

Also searching for another bicycle, around 56/57cm square, just something that will make a good base for a daily rider. If ya spot anything...


Can't help with tiny, sorry.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:30 pm

"the last one of these i saw went up in america for $800 in much worse condition than this, so at the start price with new tyres included its a srcreaming buy"

Yea nuh.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BSA-vintage- ... 3cd6c900aa
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Postby rkelsen » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:37 pm

^ Nuh is right. My knees hurt just looking at that. :(
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Postby redrover3 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:46 pm

Look at that racing bike geometry.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ironhanglider » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:28 pm

ldrcycles wrote:"the last one of these i saw went up in america for $800 in much worse condition than this, so at the start price with new tyres included its a srcreaming buy"

Yea nuh.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BSA-vintage- ... 3cd6c900aa


Calling lug nut!

Smaller wheels may make the difference. The front tyre at least looks to be a 597 BSD http://sheldonbrown.com/26.html However you might be able to put 650B wheels on it. (I wonder if the advertised tyres actually fit?) I notice that there is a lot of travel available in the brake callipers. So all you'd need to do is replace the wheels, running gear, brake levers...

or get this View item

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

Postby RobertFrith » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:48 pm

The Ken and the below the line Miyata look like good deals (what would I know - I'm obsessed..) The above the line Miyata seller (victa98) has a disturbing number of old lawnmowers for sale as well. Reminds me of a demented friend who collected tractor sprinklers.
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Postby munga » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:21 am

victa98 is a jerk. boycott.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:50 am


Legnano? Looks like it has some long 1010s on the back. It's in Mornington, which would explain the rust...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:06 pm

Wish I was in Melbourne :x , the frame looks like a clunker, but the front hub looks like a Prior (or similar). I have a Prior rear I'd like to match with a front some day.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200972223407 ... t_59wt_980

EDIT: actually looks like the flange is rivetted onto an alloy barrel, so not I'm sure what the hub is?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:24 pm

munga wrote:victa98 is a jerk. boycott.

What's the issue with him Munga? I was watching the Avanti he has for auction?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:12 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
munga wrote:victa98 is a jerk. boycott.

What's the issue with him Munga? I was watching the Avanti he has for auction?

Feedback & his response thereto indicates the seller thinks he can walk away from an auction if it doesn't sell for enough
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:33 pm

This just about sums it up, in his own words of course.

"u only wanted to buy to sell again on gumtree to make a few $s Get a Job"
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:55 pm

$50 Shogun Sport frame. It looks familiar. Was this listed up a little bit back?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashfield ... 1029213028

And anyone in Newy who can pick up for me? $75 Gios! 20th viewer, so I do hope I get it.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lambton/ ... 029406013#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:20 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
munga wrote:victa98 is a jerk. boycott.

What's the issue with him Munga? I was watching the Avanti he has for auction?


my dealings with him were less than favourable. didn't return calls/emails/texts, then threatened legal action for harassment. i was asking for a pickup time on behalf of an interstate buyer. that's it. jerk.
presumably wouldn't sell because winning bid was low.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:32 pm

QuangVuong wrote:And anyone in Newy who can pick up for me? $75 Gios! 20th viewer, so I do hope I get it.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lambton/ ... 029406013#


Something NQR going on there.

The guy knows some jargon and has a work stand. So he's not clueless.

And yet, he's selling a classic frame at a price that could only be explained by cluelessness.

What's with that?

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

Postby LugNut » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:50 pm

barefoot wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:And anyone in Newy who can pick up for me? $75 Gios! 20th viewer, so I do hope I get it.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lambton/ ... 029406013#


Something NQR going on there.

The guy knows some jargon and has a work stand. So he's not clueless.

And yet, he's selling a classic frame at a price that could only be explained by cluelessness.

What's with that?

tim


Only into carbon? Doesn't know/care that it's worth a bit? Either that or he left a zero off..
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