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 RobertFrith » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:53 am

Popped up this morning on my gumtree alert. I thought it was priced pretty well. Certainly seen them advertised for more than twice that.
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Postby retrorepco » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:20 am

Yeh-doing some research now, not having much luck even velobase lists these as 80s frames, but my serial number possibly indicates it as a 1974. Estimating what it would cost to get it to 100% original, hopefully some members on here can give me some direction and information to getting this frame built up the way it should be.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby retrorepco » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:33 am

57x57 74 is all the dimmensions and headstem angle.
Found another serial stamp near seat post,289 thus being Feb 1989. Much newer than I thought, still counts in my book as an 80s retro :D
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Postby sunho » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:45 am

looks like a good pick up. what is that fork? i cant see it too clearly in the photos.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby retrorepco » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:05 pm

I'm not sure, all i know is that its a columbus fork. I'll strip the bike down and weigh frame and fork-look for any other markings to work out what its off.
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Postby sunho » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:26 pm

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Postby yugyug » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:04 am

That shogun kaze is far out!

Could the fork on that be replaced to put a 700c on the front or would it be best not to mess with it?
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Postby Sd » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:34 am

yugyug wrote:That shogun kaze is far out!

Could the fork on that be replaced to put a 700c on the front or would it be best not to mess with it?


would be a shame if you tried...
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Postby yugyug » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:51 am

Sd wrote: would be a shame if you tried...


thats what I thought...., but if you did, how it would effect its ride-ability? if the top tube became horizontal the geometry would be so strange... you could get back over the pedals by reversing the seat post, then using a long stem for the bars.... just wondering.. :roll:
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Postby grantw » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:28 pm

That Alpine GT must be the gold plated model...
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Postby wqlava1 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:47 pm

grantw wrote:That Alpine GT must be the gold plated model...

But they are somewhat sought-after, and lesser maintained/ equipped bikes of the same model go for 300- odd pretty readily. The 700 rims from the later models are more wanted than 27 inch. 500 might be around the top end but he should get 400 easily. It ticks a few common boxes - steel, tourer geometry, 700C, drop bars, STI, cantis, rack mounts, etc.


Just saw - same seller has a penny farthing wheel that he has half built that he's selling. Whilst the Alpine GT looks good, I'm very dubious about the spoke lacing at the hub end. Is that a standard approach? A guy called Aaron on CGOAB is selling an expensive spoke threading machine, but I've never thought how one would create the inner end of spokes at home.
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Postby grantw » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:15 pm

Yes that does look loopy
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Postby cotterpin » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:43 pm

a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest
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Postby Sd » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:00 pm

yugyug wrote:
Sd wrote: would be a shame if you tried...


thats what I thought...., but if you did, how it would effect its ride-ability? if the top tube became horizontal the geometry would be so strange... you could get back over the pedals by reversing the seat post, then using a long stem for the bars.... just wondering.. :roll:



The geometry would be all out like this...
WestcoastPete wrote:Image

Whoa.


this is from page 179 from this thread
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Postby yugyug » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:03 pm

Sd wrote:this is from page 179 from this thread


LOL! I can see now what I stupid idea it was.... looks so wrong...
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Postby Dimitrizee » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:56 pm

If anyone is in the market for a Shogun Alpine GT, make sure it has it's original 40 spoke Araya's...
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Postby lobstermash » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:07 pm

I wonder if this is equipped with Shimáno mountain power... Certainly priced for it! http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/watson/b ... 1034535880
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Postby Rob74 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:27 pm

Clamont-Mistrelle Needed work, but looks like Good buying

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Postby find_bruce » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:36 am


Seller is not good at maths - 2 gears on front & 7 (maybe 8) at rear = "24 speed"
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Postby KGB » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:36 am

Re: changing fork on Kaze.

No. The head tube angle and steered tube angle would be all screwed. The handlebars would flop from side to side and it would be dificult / $hit to ride. Plus, your seat tube angle would be screwed as well.

I used to have a kaze, geez they were a cool bike. I sold it because it was too big for me, wjish I could have kept it!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:16 pm

Nice enough 70s Pug. For a taller Sydney-ite.
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Postby rebilda » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:11 am

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321283498203 ... 1423.l2649

Have been looking at this, with interest.

Then I thought "why would a bike of this vintage have Carbon forks?"

Then I looked closely at the pic of the frame (which is a little difficult, due to the distracting background)

.......is this frame bent???
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