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 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:07 pm

Is your hub an UG though? I cant seem to find a model with UG. Anyway, $50 is a pretty good price for the wheelset right?

And a $80 Royal Star. Dont know what happened to the RD, but I really do wonder, does it work? Its got fluted cranks, but I cant make out the groupset.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Saro28 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:53 pm

chain fitted wrong so it wont be working as well as he thinks
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Postby LugNut » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:28 pm

HA! I bet it works a treat until you pedal
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Postby koen » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:39 am

If I'm looking at the same wheels it looks like a screw on cluster not a freehub and tubular tyres. Very standard until mid eighties.

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QuangVuong wrote:Anyone have any idea what these hubs are? They are SHimano high flange hubs, but its got a UG freehub, which puts me off. It came off a Cecil Walker from prob the 1980s.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-r ... 1032039704


Those hubs look identical to a set I have here from a 1980ish 10 speed racer with the early Shimano 600 Arabesque groupset.
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Postby find_bruce » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:17 am

koen wrote:If I'm looking at the same wheels it looks like a screw on cluster not a freehub and tubular tyres. Very standard until mid eighties.

Dimitrizee wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Anyone have any idea what these hubs are? They are SHimano high flange hubs, but its got a UG freehub, which puts me off. It came off a Cecil Walker from prob the 1980s.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-r ... 1032039704


Those hubs look identical to a set I have here from a 1980ish 10 speed racer with the early Shimano 600 Arabesque groupset.

I make no claims to expertise but pic 7 from the linked gumtree ad looks like a uniglide hub to me. Yes a screw on cluster would be very standard , hence Quang's uncertainty
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Postby koen » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:43 am

Oops.. I didn't see all the pics. Yes Uniglide. Great cogs that you could flip over when the 15t or 16t wore out and you wanted a new chain. Usually easy to reaxle and add a 10speed freehub but not ceratin on the really old ones. Also Jeff at Loose screws is retiring so giving good discounts on old uniglide cassettes www.loosescrews.com
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Postby utedeej » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:30 pm

sunho wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bondi-junction/bicycles/ken-evans-pursuit-bicycle-frame-columbus-/1032266719

200 for ken evans pursuit?


If only i lived in Sydney, been on the lookout for a Ken and would love that one.
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Postby bychosis » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:11 pm

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Postby find_bruce » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:35 pm

sunho wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bondi-junction/bicycles/ken-evans-pursuit-bicycle-frame-columbus-/1032266719

200 for ken evans pursuit?

What sort of Philistine puts riser bars on a funny bike :roll:
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Postby Saro28 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:48 pm

find_bruce wrote:
sunho wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bondi-junction/bicycles/ken-evans-pursuit-bicycle-frame-columbus-/1032266719

200 for ken evans pursuit?

What sort of Philistine puts riser bars on a funny bike :roll:


Ive been in contact with said philistine as the second viewer as of 12.25 today. Hard at it since then :shock:
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Postby calmlikewind » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:35 pm

Newbie needs advice , first bike.


First of all i know how to ride a bike but have never ever really got into riding, I want a bike for uni and am looking at some of these with the links below, which ones are worth my time and money and which ones are junk? Which ones would you buy? budget is pretty low because i can't afford the high end stuff so <500, any help is much appreciated!

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/joslin/b ... 1029178555

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/aldgate/ ... 1032230959

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kidman-p ... 1031637649

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hampton- ... 1030893602

Oh i know im a size 56 frame , thanks!
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Postby barefoot » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:04 pm

Broken links, calmlikewind. Try again :-D
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Postby ironhanglider » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:41 pm

I cut and pasted the numbers into the tree.

Just as a BTW CLW a 56cm label doesn't mean much, because everybody measures bikes differently.

Need to know a bit more about your Uni and whether you need to negotiate hills etc.

Felt Brougham single speed. Good if the one gear is the right gear for you. Both options sound like big gears to me so you might need to experiment with cogs/rings a bit.
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Indi 500 Road Bike 70's road bike with suicide levers, probably steel rims. It's cheap, it has a rack.

Of those choices the Giant is the most suitable for you, current equipment, good brakes.

Since this is the Retro Forum someone ought to get onto that Cilo.

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calmlikewind wrote:Newbie needs advice , first bike.


First of all i know how to ride a bike but have never ever really got into riding, I want a bike for uni and am looking at some of these with the links below, which ones are worth my time and money and which ones are junk? Which ones would you buy? budget is pretty low because i can't afford the high end stuff so <500, any help is much appreciated!

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/joslin/b ... 1029178555

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/aldgate/ ... 1032230959

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kidman-p ... 1031637649

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hampton- ... 1030893602

Oh i know im a size 56 frame , thanks!
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Postby Kermit TF » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:44 pm

Yup...re-do the links, or catch the bus to Uni.. :mrgreen:
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Postby sunho » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:04 am

0.99 atala ending on saturday in Adelaide.
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Postby im_no_pro » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:57 am

sunho wrote:0.99 atala ending on saturday in Adelaide.


Yum... anyone want to have a stab at the size? 55-56ish?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:43 pm

Didn't stay at 99c for long! :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ironhanglider » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:32 pm

sunho wrote:0.99 atala ending on saturday in Adelaide.

What's with all the UG hubs popping up recently?

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

Postby koen » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:58 pm

I guess they are always popping up? I have about half a dozen old freehubs from changing them over on things I've bought. Just BTW one day I got the angle grinder out and flattened one slot so I could put hyperglide sprockets on to an old freehub.Worked fine. I think I still might be using that on one of my bikes.
ironhanglider wrote:What's with all the UG hubs popping up recently?

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

Postby The Fixer » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:37 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Didn't stay at 99c for long! :)



Didn't think it would, nice-looking unit.

A mate and I were discussing it earlier, and we reckoned the bidding would get silly near the end, but not that quickly.

I'd like it, but both the full shed and the empty wallet said 'No!'.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:55 pm

It's a shame gumtree doesn't disclose the final price of an item: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mosman/b ... 1031238767

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Postby tekapo » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:00 pm

familyguy wrote:It's a shame gumtree doesn't disclose the final price of an item: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mosman/b ... 1031238767

Jim


mmm... why do I get the feeling that the chain is gonna fall off sooner or later?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby feelthewheel » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:08 pm

Is this a very old Speedwell? In Brisvegas anways and way too small for me but it needs to go to a good home:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OLD-STEEL-BI ... 3cd8b7609f
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Postby barefoot » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:51 am

Got some spare coin?

Rather optimistic pricing, but... wow!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOS-1985-GUE ... 2ecbe1cf32
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