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 WyvernRH » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:48 am

Been looking for a Gazelle recently and found this....
This guy is such an optimist
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Gazelle-vintage-reynolds-531-steel-bike-ultegra-/271305113955?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item3f2b0b8163

Asking a huge price while admitting to a dent and posting no pictures worth looking at. (although more are coming 'later')
The one picture he does post shows that the badge rivets have been drilled out so ' the 'excellent paint job' is a respray and re-sticker (hopefully of a Gazelle frame) not mentioned in the description.
Won't be buying this one...

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

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:55 am

barefoot wrote:
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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who needs to go driving today for work. Destination isn't important, just the actual driving I do on the way. I was thinking that Warrny might be a nice place for lunch...


Yep, I couldve found an excuse to go down today as well. Emailed as soon as I saw it, waited till 7 to text. Dont know when it sold.

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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 grantw » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:52 am

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

Postby barefoot » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:09 pm

"Front wheel is still securely locked to a bike rack somewhere... by some sucker who doesn't understand quick-releases"
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ballarat ... 1030526350
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:20 am

barefoot wrote:"Front wheel is still securely locked to a bike rack somewhere... by some sucker who doesn't understand quick-releases"
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ballarat ... 1030526350


Maybe that should be posted in stolen bikes too, under "Found"
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:23 pm

Interesting shifter on this old Malvern Star :-/

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1199501485

Looking at phone resolution... hard to see much of what it is. Guessing early 70s?
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:57 pm

barefoot wrote:Interesting shifter on this old Malvern Star :-/

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1199501485

Looking at phone resolution... hard to see much of what it is. Guessing early 70s?


"333" was Shimano's first 3 speed IGH, it's a stem shifter mounted on the top tube :) . RD looks like an Eagle with that big heavy steel bash guard.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:48 pm

Aluminium Cadex in amazing condition. $100 with 105 group and Campag? rims.
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Postby ironhanglider » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:28 pm

Rob74 wrote:Perkins Reynolds 853

Rob


Ooohh yes, those 3.5kg wheels just make it for me...

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Postby Rob74 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:36 pm

ironhanglider wrote:
Rob74 wrote:Perkins Reynolds 853

Rob


Ooohh yes, those 3.5kg wheels just make it for me...

Cheers,

Cameron


It was his winner quote
=>> "the value of this bike will go up next year and on going"

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

Postby LugNut » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:07 am

Rob74 wrote:Perkins Reynolds 853
Rob

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

Postby LugNut » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:24 am

The Elusive Bloody Nice Master Sports

Sounds interesting. Somebody in the area (Perth) go take a look!

And also, this Tandem in Brissy is actually A total bargain. I'd bet that you'd get at least half your money back by selling off the Rohloff.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wakatuki » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:34 am

I SO want a tandem but Mrs Waka is not convinced..... I would prefer a cyclocross/ racing style.
look at these Gumtree finds
NSW $220 http://goo.gl/PnMgF9
QLD $850 http://goo.gl/7bEOPS from the future!
QLD $1150 http://goo.gl/TiJpC5 OK.

I would need upgraded brakes though. 180s Hyd for the way I descend, like a stone as was lovingly put to me as I freewheeled past the Mrs Waka going up hill after the last downhill bit :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:53 am

Could be a few good scores, heaps of look pedals, durace stem?... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/launcest ... 1030541392

Pinarello on sunshine coast... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/golden-b ... 1030554097

Would actually be keen on this Alan, someone want to post haha....
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/como/bic ... 1030586120

Sorenson, not cheap though... http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-sh ... 1030617170

Anyone in Melb bought a bike off this guy? Seems to sell some pretty good stuff.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:06 pm

Wakatuki wrote:I SO want a tandem but Mrs Waka is not convinced..... I would prefer a cyclocross/ racing style.
look at these Gumtree finds
NSW $220 http://goo.gl/PnMgF9
QLD $850 http://goo.gl/7bEOPS from the future!
QLD $1150 http://goo.gl/TiJpC5 OK.

I would need upgraded brakes though. 180s Hyd for the way I descend, like a stone as was lovingly put to me as I freewheeled past the Mrs Waka going up hill after the last downhill bit :D


Something like this?

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One word of caution, Some early 90's Santana's had an issue with forks, 1" from memory. Santana does sell replacements.

Some interesting cable routing for the brakes. Perhaps this was an earlier version of a travel agent.

180 isn't big enough for tandems, 203 is most common. Lots of people use 622 discs though. Vs and a drum will cope with an awful lot. Downhill speed tends to be limited by the stoker anyway, I'm just lucky that mine is a hoon.

I've just 'upgraded' the heavy tandem to dual 203 mechanical discs. It started life with dual Vs, then with a disc on the back, now front as well. One of the main drivers for this was the ability to change wheels easily, since the training wheels and the race wheels have different rim widths which was a pain to keep adjusting each weekend. The Vs will be held in reserve and may find their way back on for CA races that might require them (although discs were permitted at the last minute for the most recent para-cycling nationals), and as a third brake for mountain rides.

The Vs alone certainly did the job in nearly all circumstances, and better than several bikes with discs we've ridden (although they might not have been as efficient as they could have been). We did lose a front tyre to overheating on one descent, but to put it in perspective 3 single bikes cooked tyres on that descent too so that circumstance is a bit unusual, a drum brake would have solved that one descent nicely.

If you want hydro discs then there is this:

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I have posted all 3 of these to the local tandem group here, but no response so don't know if any late bids are planned.

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

Postby LugNut » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:07 pm

I have Canti's on my tandem, original late 80s Deore with Kool Stop salmon pads. I think they're quite sufficient, from the drops you can get some good stopping power. I have the third drag brake rigged up to a Suntour ratcheting MTB shifter, flipped on its side and mounted to the stem like a 10 speed stem shifter. The ratchets are great as they hold the brake in place, and the drag brake gave a very surprising amount of power. I was totally unable to lock up the rear wheel with it, I think that is mostly because the weight is spread evenly between the wheels on a tandem. Here is one of the longer descents we tackled
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We walked for this bit, mostly because I was not confident enough in my handling skills, my hands were tired, and I didn't know the limits of our tyre traction on the gravel with the drag brake so heavily engaged. By the end we were happy to roll down a far steeper paved road with a sharp bend at the bottom, it was a lot of fun to let the drag brake go once we were around the bend and feel the bike surge forward.
We were around 170kg all up.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby minhyy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:15 pm

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

Postby find_bruce » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:24 am

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

Postby minhyy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:59 am

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

Postby find_bruce » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:23 pm

Honesty in advertising :shock: Malvern Star 3 Star
The pictures pretty much tell the story...

It has seen better days and looks to have had a front-on at some point so there is a bend in the forks and top tube
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:47 pm

find_bruce wrote:Honesty in advertising :shock: Malvern Star 3 Star
The pictures pretty much tell the story...

It has seen better days and looks to have had a front-on at some point so there is a bend in the forks and top tube


Partial honesty. They forgot the bend in the DT :lol:

edit: This one,on the other hand..... looks like it has nice new lever hoods. That arent right for the levers and dont even come close to fitting..... and 62cm frame for "Medium to tall rider". Obviously has a very loose definition of medium height :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Saro28 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:02 pm

The pics tell the story as does the description, been in front ender. Pic 2 clarifies that, don't ya think.
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