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 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:40 am

Shogun Ground Breaker...Apparently.
This one's got me stumped! Ground Breaker stickers on an Alpine GT? Everything looks completely original, but that makes no sense...
It's pretty nice anyway.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ironhanglider » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:15 pm

LugNut wrote:Shogun Ground Breaker...Apparently.
This one's got me stumped! Ground Breaker stickers on an Alpine GT? Everything looks completely original, but that makes no sense...
It's pretty nice anyway.


Looks like a flat to drop conversion of a hybrid to me. I wonder how well the front shifting works, it'd probably be a pain if it had to be adjusted.

Here is a flat version:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mosman/bicycles/shogun-ground-breaker-mountain-bike/1029747636

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

Postby LugNut » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:02 pm

Yeah right. I just always thought Ground Breakers, Trail Breakers, Prairie Breakers were 26" mtbs, the Metro was their 700c hybrid, and the Alpine GT the touring bike. That thing is a high end, 700c Metro with drop bars and a MTB name. Wacky.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:39 pm

Did anyone get this? I totally missed it, but its cool to find someone who owns a Carbon-R frame and quite local too! $200 is a steal, and its got a full 7400 group.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:33 pm

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Postby wqlava1 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:44 pm

ironhanglider wrote:
LugNut wrote:Shogun Ground Breaker...Apparently.
This one's got me stumped! Ground Breaker stickers on an Alpine GT? Everything looks completely original, but that makes no sense...
It's pretty nice anyway.


Looks like a flat to drop conversion of a hybrid to me. I wonder how well the front shifting works, it'd probably be a pain if it had to be adjusted.

Here is a flat version:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mosman/bicycles/shogun-ground-breaker-mountain-bike/1029747636

Cheers,

Cameron

The back brake cable looks like it maybe rubs on the rack too.

It must have been sold as a tourer - there is a full set of guard and rack mounts scattered over the bike.
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Postby WestcoastPete » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:51 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Did anyone get this? I totally missed it, but its cool to find someone who owns a Carbon-R frame and quite local too! $200 is a steal, and its got a full 7400 group.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Centurian-Ca ... 7675.l2557


I saw it and thought it was pretty cool (it is), but local pickup and not needing it ruled me out. Nice bike though!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:58 am

Pretty amazing Satan's Deuce paintjob on a stem shifting 70's(?) 2 star
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Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:34 am

RobertFrith wrote:Pretty amazing Satan's Deuce paintjob on a stem shifting 70's(?) 2 star


Sandblast and rattlecan it orange, then chop-n-flop and fyx it...
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Postby utedeej » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:38 am

Too small for my melon, but i'd be on this in a flash otherwise. $10 brand new.

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:16 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Sandblast and rattlecan it orange, then chop-n-flop and fyx it...

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
I hope it's your tongue that's making your cheek bulge and not anything else...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:40 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
WestcoastPete wrote:Sandblast and rattlecan it orange, then chop-n-flop and fyx it...

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
I hope it's your tongue that's making your cheek bulge and not anything else...


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

Postby LugNut » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:52 pm

If I were ever going to own a Track Bike...

$70 funky Univega in Queensland.

Small Kuwahara Road bike in WA.

This unidentified Road Bike looks good, it has mid-upper lever Suntour Blue Line components. And apparently it comes with stamps!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby marc2131 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:56 pm

Anyone in the Brisbane area?
Rusty old 60cm frame but with very good Suntour and Cinelli parts.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-retro-vi ... 8288781%26

BTW, just bought myself another pair of 1960s anondised Weinmann brake levers, this time from South Australia.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:06 pm

LugNut wrote:
$70 funky Univega in Queensland.


That paint scheme sure stands out :) .

The Bridgestone looks a reasonable price too.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:27 pm

QuangVuong » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:40 pm
"cheap Columbus frame MBK Super Record"

Plenty of MBK Distain online…..."According to Robert Millar - stood for Made By Klingons as they were such a dog to ride. ....Only high end bike I know of from them is the Cofidis replicas.....Now owned by Yamaha and synonymous with heavy, excessively stiff and essentially nasty town bikes. You won't be able to buy them at my shop. ….Was Motobecane, then got bought out and became MBK"

=>> looks like a 25" frame....What are MBK really like to ride? French...so BB non standard?

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Postby Wazza » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:03 am

marc2131 wrote:Anyone in the Brisbane area?
Rusty old 60cm frame but with very good Suntour and Cinelli parts.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-retro-vi ... 8288781%26

BTW, just bought myself another pair of 1960s anondised Weinmann brake levers, this time from South Australia.

The seller is Munga's "best" mate :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:19 am

Wazza wrote:
marc2131 wrote:Anyone in the Brisbane area?
Rusty old 60cm frame but with very good Suntour and Cinelli parts.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-retro-vi ... 8288781%26

BTW, just bought myself another pair of 1960s anondised Weinmann brake levers, this time from South Australia.

The seller is Munga's "best" mate :lol:

She's certainly a typical Logan special that's for sure.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:25 am

looks like a tecnotrat frame to me. think cheap europa.
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Postby LugNut » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:10 am

Buy of the month - $40, Reynolds 531, outlined Nervex "butt joints" :P , I don't know anything about those blue coloured brake levers but I'm sure somebody does. 60s? Paintwork looks to be in surprisingly good condition and the frame is really nicely made.
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:36 am

LugNut wrote:Buy of the month - $40, Reynolds 531, outlined Nervex "butt joints" :P , I don't know anything about those blue coloured brake levers but I'm sure somebody does. 60s? Paintwork looks to be in surprisingly good condition and the frame is really nicely made.
Cheap as chips
Anybody near Warrnambool?

That's a nice midgets bike :D

It certainly nicely made with some good gear on it.

I love how sellers say, "tyres hold air" like that's a consideration to people looking at bikes like these.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:43 am

LugNut wrote:Buy of the month - $40, Reynolds 531, outlined Nervex "butt joints" :P , I don't know anything about those blue coloured brake levers but I'm sure somebody does. 60s? Paintwork looks to be in surprisingly good condition and the frame is really nicely made.
Cheap as chips
Anybody near Warrnambool?


Hopefully mine :)

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Postby barefoot » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:54 am

im_no_pro wrote:
LugNut wrote:Buy of the month - $40, Reynolds 531, outlined Nervex "butt joints" :P , I don't know anything about those blue coloured brake levers but I'm sure somebody does. 60s? Paintwork looks to be in surprisingly good condition and the frame is really nicely made.
Cheap as chips
Anybody near Warrnambool?


Hopefully mine :)

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Postby im_no_pro » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:55 am

Noooooooooo. Too slow :cry:

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

Postby barefoot » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:30 am

im_no_pro wrote:Noooooooooo. Too slow :cry:


:-(

That's what we get for being polite and giving the guy a chance to wake up before calling...

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