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

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

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

Postby cray- » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:48 pm

barefoot wrote:Got some spare coin?

Rather optimistic pricing, but... wow!

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


"This bike has never been on tarmac or ridden outside of the shop." Poor bike, I hope someone rich enough buys it and rides the showtime out of it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:09 pm

Or if you are feeling a bit poor, you could buy this one for around half the price
cray- wrote:"This bike has never been on tarmac or ridden outside of the shop." Poor bike, I hope someone rich enough buys it and rides the showtime out of it.

If you are like Munga, now MIA, you should make it to the end of the street :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The Fixer » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:52 pm

barefoot wrote:Got some spare coin?

Rather optimistic pricing, but... wow!

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

Nice, but at no-where near that sort of dough.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:37 pm

[quote="LugNut"]There's a few interesting bikes online at the moment.
Seriously Nice Gemini World Randonneur, Primed for a 650b conversion


Yes that is neat/pretty.
=>> My 63cm Gemini World Randonneur weighs in at 14.4kg, plain gauge 4130, touring tyres 700C UKAI's Mountain LX Biopace, 1090 wheelbase, 460ish chain stay good clearance for rear panniers, vertical rear drop outs, plenty of room for mud guards and fat tyres, noted deficiency is that they don't have mid fork mounts .....so you cannot fit these Mine is now used as a wet weather daily commuter, shopping bike or loaded tourer.

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

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:12 pm

Cheap pair of Centurions(Tange Infinity and 5) over in Manly.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/freshwat ... 1032548628

$150 Reynolds Blom down in Bowral running some 6400 bits
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bowral/b ... 1031973399
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:21 pm

Anyone looking for campy shamals and delta brakes? Bike with it for $500. Don't think I can justify the spend.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:55 pm



OOH that's cool, pity about that big dent in the left seatstay but definitely worth the repair, i'd love to know what it's like to ride.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:13 pm

Canadian apollo gran sport in Brissy..
Ive read about the Canuckian apollos, they scored some nice models..
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Apol ... 0b8&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:01 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Canadian apollo gran sport in Brissy..
Ive read about the Canuckian apollos, they scored some nice models..
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Apol ... 0b8&_uhb=1

She's a bit excuse though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:15 pm

Nice little Shogun Alpine GT tourer in the Blue Mountains:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shogun-Alpin ... 4acc6e7905

You'd pay a lot more than that for a Long Haul Trucker frame...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:46 pm


Sure looks like it. Maybe some sort of Alan. Its a massive frame though :(
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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 singlespeedscott » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:29 am

LugNut wrote:Popcorn
Minty Dave Scott Ironman

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

Postby DarrylH » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:36 pm

Standish and Apollo III? except that the stem shifters and suicide levers indicate a lower level Apollo. Also has similar Mixtes in next ad.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The Fixer » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:46 pm

DarrylH wrote:Standish and Apollo III? except that the stem shifters and suicide levers indicate a lower level Apollo. Also has similar Mixtes in next ad.


Looks to be a II, I have one identical (tho not nearly as nice).

Could be wrong, but...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:44 pm

Nice looking gefsco
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