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 QuangVuong » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:31 am

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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

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

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

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

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

Postby Rob74 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:58 pm

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

Quang, Id grab it....cant go wrong. :?
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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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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

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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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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.
Got an Apollo eclipse in need of some work, a crankset and a home, 52ST, 57 TT if that helps.
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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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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:37 pm

^ Nuh is right. My knees hurt just looking at that. :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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

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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