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 frailer5 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:39 pm

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Seller is not good at maths - 2 gears on front & 7 (maybe 8) at rear = "24 speed"


Quad chainrings, 6-speed rear, perhaps? :P
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Postby barefoot » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:40 pm

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barefoot wrote:Hehe.

I used to have a Gitane tandem. Mixte-style rear. Random Mafac and Simplex bits. No reason to think it was anything other than gaspipe.

You get a huge variation in tandems, from clunkers to race machines, with most of them at the gaspipe end. This Gitane tandem appears to be a reasonable touring bike, a drag brake at the rear and cantis up front, brakes and an eccentric bottom bracket. 5 speed, so my guess is that it is 85-86 - a 1984 Rallye had the chainrings at the front & by 1986 had the chainrings at the stoker. By 87 they dropped the horizontal tube on the Rallye. Still likely to be hi-tensile tubing though.


Yeah, mine was half decent as well - certainly not like a rental beach cruiser POS - but still most likely gaspipe.

High-profile Mafac cantilevers at the rear (front was mismatched, as mentioned... had newer low-profile cantis), Atom drum brake hub, 3x5 drivetrain, eccentric BB at the front IIRC. I assumed it was '70s vintage, based on the rear brakes alone. The triple crank was at the front too, because the rear seatstay was curved around the wheel, so wouldn't have worked with a derailer. Also, such a short effective chainstay might have been a problem for the drivetrain (considering they were still using bushing chains back then, which really didn't like being cross-chained).

Offloaded that when a friend wanted rid of his '90s KHS tandem. Hardly ridden tandems since, due to the kids thing.

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

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:12 pm

frailer5 wrote:
find_bruce wrote:

Seller is not good at maths - 2 gears on front & 7 (maybe 8) at rear = "24 speed"


Quad chainrings, 6-speed rear, perhaps? :P


Fingers crossed, quad chainrings are cool :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:10 pm

Small sized, mid-low level Clamont in Hills district, Sydney. D/butted Tange 900.
Realistic start price, not stupid, like you see quite often lately.

And the term awesome has really lost all meaning, has it not?

And the less said about that Mercian, the better. :cry:

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:50 pm

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

Postby WyvernRH » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:56 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Here's a nice Mercian http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1990s-Mercia ... 1c3aa0cced


Yes, very nice indeed. I wonder what it will fetch in the end?
I was considering that one but sadly it is that rare thing, a Cinderella - too small for me and too big for the missus :roll:

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

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:05 pm

WyvernRH wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:Here's a nice Mercian http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1990s-Mercia ... 1c3aa0cced


Yes, very nice indeed. I wonder what it will fetch in the end?
I was considering that one but sadly it is that rare thing, a Cinderella - too small for me and too big for the missus :roll:

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I'll never understand people's bidding strategy. There have been 5 bidders taking it to $75. Did some really think they would get it for $50?
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Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:40 pm

Lots of steel bikes wrote:
WyvernRH wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:Here's a nice Mercian http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1990s-Mercia ... 1c3aa0cced


Yes, very nice indeed. I wonder what it will fetch in the end?
I was considering that one but sadly it is that rare thing, a Cinderella - too small for me and too big for the missus :roll:

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I'll never understand people's bidding strategy. There have been 5 bidders taking it to $75. Did some really think they would get it for $50?

I guess they are just throwing their hat in the ring to stop the owner cancelling the auction and selling it out of ebay.

It does tend to drive the price up unnecessarily though
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:37 am

Nevertheless, it is a gorgeous looking bike, if only it was slightly larger...
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Postby find_bruce » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:15 am

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Lots of steel bikes wrote:I'll never understand people's bidding strategy. There have been 5 bidders taking it to $75. Did some really think they would get it for $50?

I guess they are just throwing their hat in the ring to stop the owner cancelling the auction and selling it out of ebay.

It does tend to drive the price up unnecessarily though

Sadly it doesn't stop the seller from cancelling bids & then cancelling the auction. Some of it is to reveal a bidders strategy for their max bid - eg round dollar etc. A less pleasant possibility is shill bids - "friends" of the seller bidding to drive the price up & create a buzz. Nothing to say that is (or isn't) happening here
grantw wrote:Nevertheless, it is a gorgeous looking bike, if only it was slightly larger...
Wash your mouth out - 52cm is a perfect size for a bike :)
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:53 pm

find_bruce wrote:Wash your mouth out - 52cm is a perfect size for a bike :)

Not looking to go Carbon Bruce? Do you a good deal... :wink:

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

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:11 pm

I need N+1 like the smack upside the head that will surely follow.

My current plotting involves trying hard to break the spare commuter so I can get a steel MTB
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:00 pm

find_bruce wrote:...so I can get a steel MTB

Nope, that one stays :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:26 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
Lots of steel bikes wrote:I'll never understand people's bidding strategy. There have been 5 bidders taking it to $75. Did some really think they would get it for $50?

I guess they are just throwing their hat in the ring to stop the owner cancelling the auction and selling it out of ebay.
It does tend to drive the price up unnecessarily though

If it's something I'm keen on I'll put a low bid on early instead of adding to my watch list. The reminders are better than watchlist reminders so I'm less likely to miss out due to inattention. And if I don't end up being able to bid near auction's end there's still an outside chance of winning.
Discussion on forums is as likely to drive the price up as early bids :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:20 am

Carbon Peugeot with full 7400. It doesn't look like the PY10c(or whatever the model name is) though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:41 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Carbon Peugeot with full 7400. It doesn't look like the PY10c(or whatever the model name is) though.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-r ... 1035238682


Has anyone asked how much it was raced, and how much pushed? :|

For the money, this appeals more. Unless it goes crazy in a few hours.. I'd drive to Queanbeyan for that; shame about funds a bit lacking. Not to mention the prospect of a find_bruce~style 4"x2" over the back of the head if I did. :o
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:38 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Here's one for the nostalgic

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121244604813 ... 26_rdc%3D1



:shock: :shock: I wouldn't think it'd be easy or even necessarily worthwhile to fake it but I certainly wouldn't be bidding $5,000 with absolutely no evidence from the seller that it is what he says it is.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:48 pm

Apart from the forks being on backwards, the description says "about 32kg" :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dunlop-Mens- ... 3f2e80cae7
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:03 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Apart from the forks being on backwards, the description says "about 32kg" :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dunlop-Mens- ... 3f2e80cae7

Crazy bloke. Add a little lens flare and he could ask another 1%...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:44 pm

For those who haven't spent all there Christmas money yet!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FUTURA-2000- ... 258777ed03
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:25 pm

peterk wrote:For those who haven't spent all there Christmas money yet!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FUTURA-2000- ... 258777ed03


I really want to know how they arrived at that ludicrous figure.


Kinda cool old Klein mtb but exxy!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Klein-Mounta ... 20dd8f2068


He wants how much?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Custom-Leisu ... 1e8538ee1d

They want HOW MUCH?!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Limited-edit ... 1c3abce289
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:39 pm

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These seems to be Actual Custom built bikes.

http://www.goodspeed.com.au/

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... 2crrt.html

With actual local frame builders, although if I was going to get a custom bike, I want it customised and the frame perfectly sized for me rather than an off the shelf standard size.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:47 pm

But it's kind of Actually $2,200 for a fairly plain singlespeed, locally made is all well and good but that is seriously steep.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby tekapo » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:54 pm

ldrcycles wrote:But it's kind of Actually $2,200 for a fairly plain singlespeed, locally made is all well and good but that is seriously steep.


http://www.gelliecustombikeframes.com.a ... making.htm
http://www.primateframes.com.au/prices/
http://www.kumocycles.com/ordering-a-frame.html

With some of these prices, 2k for an assembled bike actually looks quite good.

This is just how much a local frame costs.
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