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 FuzzyDropbear » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:18 pm

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I swear , you, me and Dimitri married sisters !


Lol, could be! Actually, shes supportive of the Z because she understands it was here before her and she knows that I'm not getting married until it can be the wedding car, so even more incentive for her. Lol. But she does get annoyed at so many projects, but I have to work on something, get too bored watching TV. :D

Glad someone picked up at record, should look good when its polished and back on the road.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:57 pm

I know nothing about scooters, but bought one for my daughter from the tip shop for $5 when she was little. Is there a scooter racing scene? Is $350 for a scooter a reasonable price (not that I'm in the market)? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hobart-r ... 1031034095
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Postby grantw » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:09 pm

They are for this type of thing
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:18 pm

Ahh, ok thanks for that, makes sense. Back in the day a scooter was a toy used by somebody who hadn't yet mastered a skateboard. It appears the skate bowl culture has progressed since I last visited one...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:37 pm

LG wrote:Ahh, ok thanks for that, makes sense. Back in the day a scooter was a toy used by somebody who hadn't yet mastered a skateboard. It appears the skate bowl culture has progressed since I last visited one...


No, they're still for kids who haven't mastered a skateboard... judging by my observations of the pecking order (and the graffiti) at my local skate bowl. "Scooter fags" are the lowest of the low, even if some of them can do fairly amazing tricks on them.

Kind of like the dynamic between body board riders and surfers. There are a few professional body boarders... but most of them grow out of it and get a real surfboard, or find a new hobby, in their early teens.

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Postby bychosis » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:47 pm

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Postby LugNut » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:56 pm

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Postby peterk » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:25 pm

85 km/h in first gear!!! 6 more to go!!! Yahoooooo..........
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MOTORISED-BI ... 461573f046
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:03 pm

peterk wrote:85 km/h in first gear!!! 6 more to go!!! Yahoooooo..........
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MOTORISED-BI ... 461573f046


That kind of power on a cross country bike with Teny wheels really doesn't bear thinking about...
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Postby find_bruce » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:53 pm

peterk wrote:85 km/h in first gear!!! 6 more to go!!! Yahoooooo..........
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MOTORISED-BI ... 461573f046

ldrcycles wrote:That kind of power on a cross country bike with Teny wheels really doesn't bear thinking about...

One suspects that the "MATURE SENSIBLE OWNER" he thinks this is suited for will stay far far away
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Postby tyliftw » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:27 pm

^ The red...it also hurts my eyes at this time of the night!
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Postby Dimitrizee » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:50 am

FuzzyDropbear wrote:
Kermit TF wrote:I swear , you, me and Dimitri married sisters !

Lol, could be! Actually, shes supportive of the Z because she understands it was here before her and she knows that I'm not getting married until it can be the wedding car, so even more incentive for her. Lol. But she does get annoyed at so many projects, but I have to work on something, get too bored watching TV. :D
Glad someone picked up at record, should look good when its polished and back on the road.


I think we have! That quote "easier to beg for forgiveness than permission" is very true; works for me sometimes. Most times she finds out I've bought something when I say "time for a drive" to pickup..hahaha
I should quit for a tad..the collection is getting out of hand; even I have started to trip over the amount of frames and wheelsets lying around.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:57 am

Oh dear, what have they done to you?!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-Vint ... 2c757403c3

A nice high-end Shogun Ninja road frame... "upgraded" with 26" wheels and cheap BMX calipers to reach the rims, single-speeded, and with a stupid handlebar setup.

I'd quite like the frame (a nice little one like that would suit me well), but not for that price... and I'm sure as hell not going to pay to freight those wheels and bars any further than the seller's wheelie bin.

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

Postby sunho » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:55 pm

Haha, love the way this person advertises the bike.
Has some Photography skills too.
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Postby WestcoastPete » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:07 pm

barefoot wrote:Oh dear, what have they done to you?!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-Vint ... 2c757403c3

A nice high-end Shogun Ninja road frame... "upgraded" with 26" wheels and cheap BMX calipers to reach the rims, single-speeded, and with a stupid handlebar setup.

I'd quite like the frame (a nice little one like that would suit me well), but not for that price... and I'm sure as hell not going to pay to freight those wheels and bars any further than the seller's wheelie bin.

tim


I agree; the handelbar setup isn't my style, but otherwise I think it's pretty cool. Long reach dual calipers would help too I guess, but the extra cush in those tyres might make for a nice ride.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:21 am

This dude is selling some interesting stuff in Brizzy. Do they exist on this forum somewhere?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The Fixer » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:54 am

sunho wrote:Haha, love the way this person advertises the bike.
Has some Photography skills too.
shoddy fixie in Sydney


A good laugh



I'm not too keen on the look of that front-brake hanger...

Hate to have to grab a handful and have it bend!

Not a bad ad, though. :-)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:59 am

The Fixer wrote:
sunho wrote:Haha, love the way this person advertises the bike.
Has some Photography skills too.
shoddy fixie in Sydney


A good laugh



I'm not too keen on the look of that front-brake hanger...

Hate to have to grab a handful and have it bend!

Not a bad ad, though. :-)

Its a bit hard to tell from the photo, but it is possible the brake hanger is to Sheldon's design Important that there are two brackets though - adds significantly to its strength
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:17 pm

Cheap.. If I was near the city, I would at go look at it...
I really hope someone here gets it...

strange, it looks like it belongs with 27 wheels...

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

Postby LugNut » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:19 pm

Vintage Steel Centurion MTB in Sydney. Need work but cheap.

53cm Abeni Frame. Paint 3/10, Chrome 10/10. :| Odd.

Ha! My old Paconi frame. Damn, I was hoping somebody might've found the time to get that re sprayed or P-coated, it was worth it. Not high end, but commuter worthy, and it had rack mounts on the seat stays.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:50 pm

sunho wrote:Cheap.. If I was near the city, I would at go look at it...
I really hope someone here gets it...

strange, it looks like it belongs with 27 wheels...

Nago


Or 'Nago stickers on gaspipe.

I know which option I'd be putting my money on.

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

Postby LugNut » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:43 pm

Our mate Victa is having a dig at us...
Ventoux

I wanted to talk about that frame because it's nice, but now we can't... :wink:

I've got to say, tosser or not, you're lucky if you live near him - some nice stuff passes through his backyard.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:37 pm

Good old Victa. His feedback makes great reading. Sort of says it all for you, without having to say or add a thing.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:21 pm

LugNut wrote:Our mate Victa is having a dig at us...
Ventoux

I wanted to talk about that frame because it's nice, but now we can't... :wink:

I've got to say, tosser or not, you're lucky if you live near him - some nice stuff passes through his backyard.

Dented top tube in first photo. Nothing a bit of braze wouldn't fix up I guess.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The Fixer » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:40 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
LugNut wrote:Our mate Victa is having a dig at us...
Ventoux

I wanted to talk about that frame because it's nice, but now we can't... :wink:

I've got to say, tosser or not, you're lucky if you live near him - some nice stuff passes through his backyard.

Dented top tube in first photo. Nothing a bit of braze wouldn't fix up I guess.


Looks nice otherwise, and I could live with that dent.

At the right price, and if I had the space...

On second viewing, probably a tad small... Still.
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