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 Imwit » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:23 pm

frog wrote:Probably one of the worst I've seen..

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kewahara-Peu ... 3b9&_uhb=1


Love the paint splashed on the chain, seat and spokes!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:38 pm

Cool Mavic Neutral Support Frame(most likely a lugged carbon Alan), Was gonna get it myself, but something else came up, and I wont have the moneies for this.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MAVIC-FRAME- ... 33884c10b4

Cheap Himalaya
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/winston- ... 1033632316

Cool vintage aero looking carbon frame. Looks like a Kestrel or Aegis, but I cant work out what it is. However, I know that its an older 90s? frame.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/botany/b ... 1033619026

EDIT: Did someone here in Newcastle area pick up the free orange aluminium frame with a 6400 group on it? I was gonna get it sent down :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:27 pm

This old giant has some nice touches:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/racing-bike- ... 3f2d2ffe38
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:51 pm

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Postby Saro28 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:17 pm

familyguy wrote:The photos make this one!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Commuter-Bic ... 1350214369

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BIN is reasonable if the pics are actually of a bike that is worth that price :? :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:36 pm

This seems like a very nice old racer in Sydney and looks like it could be much older than 70s http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-bike ... _60wt_1403
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:10 am

LG wrote:This seems like a very nice old racer in Sydney and looks like it could be much older than 70s http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-bike ... _60wt_1403


With that headset and those rear dropouts, definitely. Very interesting.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:00 am

Yes, with the rear forks and headset shape, I thought it would be pre-WWII and looks to be nicely built, fully brazed rear half and fork tips. Not sure of the wheel size, but could be 28" I guess. Nice looking pedals too. Stick on a brooks saddle and set of period shaped bars and she'd be a beauty. If only it was nearby...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:36 am

LG wrote:Yes, with the rear forks and headset shape, I thought it would be pre-WWII and looks to be nicely built, fully brazed rear half and fork tips. Not sure of the wheel size, but could be 28" I guess. Nice looking pedals too. Stick on a brooks saddle and set of period shaped bars and she'd be a beauty. If only it was nearby...


Hubs look more like a generic modern "fixie" wheelset, as seen on your local ebay for about $100. Most likely 700c, regardless the size that was originally fitted.

That's a benefit of old frames without rim brakes - you can fit whatever wheels you have. My 1950s Repco rolls on 700c (with a coaster brake) until I get around to finding a usable set of 642 rims.

So, at the current price, you're buying a set of Stars Circle (or similar) wheels, with a free vintage frame thrown in. Seems fair, if you're in the market for cheap singlespeed wheels :-D

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Postby feelthewheel » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:44 am

LG wrote:This seems like a very nice old racer in Sydney and looks like it could be much older than 70s http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-bike ... _60wt_1403


As laser blasts zing around the doomed rebel transport ... a vintage cycling enthusiasts records a final message ...

"Help me Obi-wan, I'm about to be purchased by a hipster who's going to powdercoat me and slam in some white deep V velocity rims with a cut-down broom for handlebars. You're my only hope ..."

The message ends abruptly.

For the love of Yoda will someone in the vintage scene in Sydney buy this! I am in Victoria and they won't post :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:15 am

nearby enough for me, might check it out this evening, will let youse know!
It was on for 150 and he cut the price down to 100.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:25 am

Unknown frame but has a chrome fork and a 600 headset
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/camperdo ... 1033912578

$100 Cinelli lugged frame
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-r ... 1033832439
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:55 pm

LG wrote:Yes, with the rear forks and headset shape, I thought it would be pre-WWII and looks to be nicely built, fully brazed rear half and fork tips. Not sure of the wheel size, but could be 28" I guess. Nice looking pedals too. Stick on a brooks saddle and set of period shaped bars and she'd be a beauty. If only it was nearby...


You and me both mate, but i'm glad it isn't, er indoors would have my guts for garters :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:59 pm

sunho wrote:nearby enough for me, might check it out this evening, will let youse know!
It was on for 150 and he cut the price down to 100.

it's gone from ebay, did you buy it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:29 pm

Yes. Currently in my shed, did a little spin, pics tmrw hopefully :)

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

Postby Typhoon Ken » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:33 am

sunho wrote:Yes. Currently in my shed, did a little spin, pics tmrw hopefully :)

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Good on you, good pickup. I guess if you snooze you lose but I would never have bid this far out, I was watching and if the price was still right, bid towards the end of the auction. Again not your fault and great pickup but the Seller needs to stick a buy now price up or let it run it's course, withdrawing it early because someone made him an offer is against the auction principal. Also using the excuse as "This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing" gets him out of paying anything in fees.

Sorry sunho, nothing against you mate but this is the second bike in two days that this has happened on so I am a bit ticked off.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:54 am

fair call mate, happened to me a few times. I had the opportunity to get it, so i did, i would think the same thing kinda happens when things get taken off as well.

To be honest, I messaged him after it got relisted when his first auction went for 0 bids
he got back to me and i gave him the offer of his relisted price, he said to come have a look.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:40 am

My 2 bob's worth is that if i'm selling a bike or part and someone throws in an offer, i'll only entertain it if there are no bids, once someone has put a bid in, the auction has to run it's course.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:33 am

In serious angst over this in my size. I've emailed him for some more detail, particularly the fork specs, and Reynolds specs.
Same Glebe seller as that one you listed just above, Quang, by the looks.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:17 am

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

Postby frailer5 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:20 am

sunho wrote:Coppi?? in melb


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

Postby LG » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:55 am

sunho wrote:Yes. Currently in my shed, did a little spin, pics tmrw hopefully :)

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Well bought sunho, I look forward to seeing more detail. Do you have a powder coat and deep V colour in mind?

sunho wrote:Coppi?? in melb

It's not a coppi, more of a copy.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:38 pm

I look forward to seeing more detail. Do you have a powder coat and deep V colour in mind?


Will post sometime this week after I get some better photos.

Powder, i heard fluro is in these days
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:48 pm

LG wrote:
sunho wrote:Yes. Currently in my shed, did a little spin, pics tmrw hopefully :)

Sent from my Nexus 4

Well bought sunho, I look forward to seeing more detail. Do you have a powder coat and deep V colour in mind?

sunho wrote:Coppi?? in melb

It's not a coppi, more of a copy.


Haha... good pun. Yep, like Rollex... Paneri... etc..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wakatuki » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:30 pm

Gumtree Roadie $450 http://goo.gl/GfD9qF What the deuce!
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