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 toff » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:05 pm

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ebay listing wrote:So the bike was driven ONLY a few miles.


Driven?? :lol:

Edit: just realised its in deutschland so probably ESL. Thought it was in US at first.

Seller has been away from Ebay for nearly 2 years, with some personal matters. If you think Casanova9898 has some awesome stuff, this guy will leave him for dead. I once saw him sell an unused Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset, in the suitcase, with the seal still unbroken, so no-one had even looked at the parts. I actually bought some great stuff off him several years ago. Looking forward to lots more awesome goodies.
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Postby kukamunga » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:43 pm

familyguy wrote:Speaking of mis-identification:

CENTURIAN Sid Patterson

Where do people pull these prices from?? Srsly?? It makes the one I bought nearly three years ago for $57 seem like an underpriced bargain...

Jim

I sold an immaculate, similarly specced Repco 'Triathlete' (or something like that) last year for more than that 'B.I.N' price. 500 Exage was the precursor to '105', I believe, and you can pay over $1000 fior a new Tange Infinity frame and fork these days - check Soma Delancey, for example

And where's the "mis-identification" ? Seems like an honest enough description to me. 'Sid Patterson Cycles' was around till about ten years ago in the inner SE Melburbs where this bike is located, and they added their moniker to heaps of bicycles

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

Postby familyguy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:04 am

kukamunga wrote:I sold an immaculate, similarly specced Repco 'Triathlete' (or something like that) last year for more than that 'B.I.N' price. 500 Exage was the precursor to '105', I believe, and you can pay over $1000 fior a new Tange Infinity frame and fork these days - check Soma Delancey, for example


Yes, new. Not over 20 years old, with an unknown history. The Sport DLX frames generally had hi-ten forks and stays, and only Infinity main tubes. Tre-Tubi anyone?

kukamunga wrote:And where's the "mis-identification" ? Seems like an honest enough description to me. 'Sid Patterson Cycles' was around till about ten years ago in the inner SE Melburbs where this bike is located, and they added their moniker to heaps of bicycles


Maybe I overreact, but I just lose faith in people who cant transcribe what is written clearly on the downtube without a spelling error. Call me old fashioned...

kukamunga wrote:HIC! :roll:


Indeed.

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Re: 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 im_no_pro » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:15 am

brendan03 wrote:Drive side campy crank on US eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/CAMPAGNOLO-TRACK-PI ... 500wt_1182

:shock: :lol:


:shock: :shock:
Ebay listing wrote:enjoy the pics, and happy bidding, help out this broke college student


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

Postby drubie » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:10 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
brendan03 wrote:Drive side campy crank on US eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/CAMPAGNOLO-TRACK-PI ... 500wt_1182

:shock: :lol:


:shock: :shock:
Ebay listing wrote:enjoy the pics, and happy bidding, help out this broke college student


bahaha.


Heh - buy the crank, get a rack for free :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby slammed » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:32 pm

What a great set of bre i mean cranks :P
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:41 pm

Very close observation suggests that those cranks are actually rebadged 300EX, and no one noticed :lol:
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Postby munga » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:44 pm

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

Postby kukamunga » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:44 pm

What cranks ? 8)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby kukamunga » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:51 pm

Oh, right.... I see them now..... I wonder if they come with nipples...er.... I mean crank bolts.....
Mulger bill wrote:Very close observation suggests that those cranks are actually rebadged 300EX, and no one noticed :lol:
Actually, I think I've got some Campagnolo Pista BioPace chainrings to go with those breasts.... er.... I mean nipples...(oh ship!)....CRANKS!!!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby zues » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:00 pm

Seriously -would it be worthwhile reaming it out and putting in some inserts :?:
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Postby toff » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:54 pm

zues wrote:Seriously -would it be worthwhile reaming it out and putting in some inserts :?:

Yep. Insert a "Helicoil" and away you go. Could do it yourself very cheaply, or a shop could do it for you for well under $100 including parts.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sixx » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:50 pm

1977 Speedwell Dragster - Never Ridden - $2300

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SPEEDWELL-DRAGST ... 27ad31e258
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby slammed » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:28 pm

This is the second or third time this dragster has been listed, i know its rare to find a bike like this in this condition,
It still is over priced, my bet is that it will get passed in again, I think a fare price for this is a about $1500 and thats still steep for most!

It should be in a museum.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby brentono » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:09 am

Sixx,
How much does a Speedwell dragster weigh? in grams, please?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby oldschoolfool » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:22 am

One mans junk is another mans treasure! :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sixx » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:30 am

brentono wrote:Sixx,
How much does a Speedwell dragster weigh? in grams, please?
Cheers,
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Asking the wrong person mate, wouldn't have the faintest.
A Holland (similar weight wise I'd say) dragster frame weighs a fair bit. The wheels an all that are pretty damn heavy.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:26 pm

Holy Crap!!

Peugeot Mixte 1

Peugeot Mixte 2

I have two of these in the shed, one doesnt have wheels the other is complete. Might be time to clean em up methinks..... :shock: :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby slammed » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:53 pm

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

Postby Johnj » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:08 pm

im_no_pro wrote:Holy Crap!!

Peugeot Mixte 1

Peugeot Mixte 2

I have two of these in the shed, one doesnt have wheels the other is complete. Might be time to clean em up methinks..... :shock: :shock:


Frankly, compared to the expensive ladies' basket bikes on eBay (most of which are Repco Travellers), the Peugeot Mixtes look both stylish and cheap. I could definitely see my significant other on one of these.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:55 pm

Johnj wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:Holy Crap!!

Peugeot Mixte 1

Peugeot Mixte 2

I have two of these in the shed, one doesnt have wheels the other is complete. Might be time to clean em up methinks..... :shock: :shock:


Frankly, compared to the expensive ladies' basket bikes on eBay (most of which are Repco Travellers), the Peugeot Mixtes look both stylish and cheap. I could definitely see my significant other on one of these.


Also true. My first thought was..... sell both.... get a good way towards the set of soul wheels I have been eyeing off for some time 8)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cludence » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:17 pm



I dont normally post in this section but was about to in regards to this same listing as it is sooo wrong.

Suitable for track use? :?: Surely misleading info like this shouldnt be allowed?

Got to love the 'track' cranks on it. :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby toff » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:05 am

I know the auction's almost over, but is this Malvern Star anything good? Geometry looks too tight for a roadster, and I really can't tell whether the ends are proper or just pressed... Could be a bargain... :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby elk » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:07 pm

Looks to me like a roadster with the bolt on seat stays and flattened tubes for the drop outs - front and rear . Not worth much in my opinion but Ebay can surprise .
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