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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:59 pm

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tekapo wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bentleigh-east/bicycles/road-bike-concord/1036124821

Anyone know how good or rather, bad a Concord is?? Interested in the frame to put an old 105 set on.


It looks quite low end to me


And me, nothing special IMO. I wouldn't pay more than $20, if anything.
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:03 pm

Nice little Bundy with some keen early bidders http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331102886788
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:57 pm

Raleigh/Bridgestone Picnica folding bike
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Folding-Bike ... 3cdab1513b


And a cheap knock off of the above
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Foldable-Bik ... 19e7019e4b
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:00 pm

find_bruce wrote:Nice little Bundy with some keen early bidders http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331102886788

Ain't that the same one from gumtree in the Blacktown area?
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Postby koen » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:04 pm

[quote="ldrcycles"]Raleigh/Bridgestone Picnica folding bike
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Folding-Bike ... 3cdab1513b


In better nick than my Picnica. They are a great fun little bike...worth more than $50 any day. (just 'cause I paid $80 for mine years ago.. :) )
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:03 pm

QuangVuong wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Nice little Bundy with some keen early bidders http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331102886788

Ain't that the same one from gumtree in the Blacktown area?

Don't think so - the gumtree one was a little smaller iirc.
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Postby grantw » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:15 pm

find_bruce wrote:Nice little Bundy with some keen early bidders http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331102886788


That's quite nice indeed. Shame there's only the one photo
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:34 pm

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Please tell me I'm not the only one who read that in the voice of the gangster from Johnny Dangerously.

I know, I know... I'll get back under my rock.

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

Postby LugNut » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:05 am

What have we here...
Ricardo 'Olympic Road'

And a top of the line Nishiki Medalist in 25".

Ahh, good to be home.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:08 am

I drew a work colleague's attention to this, but he's backed away due to possible SWMBO repercussions. Have bought parts from this guy. Sometimes the freight isn't too bad if you choose a slow option. And would someone mind telling me what the 'EMS' is as pertains to the fork.
Anyone have an idea on the longevity of the Ti>Al bonding process? Length of life... stuff like that?

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

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:12 pm

If its EMS in relation to forks, then it may be the Enhanced Modulus System that Kestrel had developed. Then again, it could be something else as its a Miyata and not a Kestrel.

Back a while ago I had posted up this and had now idea what it was.

Looks like another similar one has popped up with a full 7400 group and for a better price. It's got some info in regards to the brand, being made Newport Racing from the Northern Beaches area. Never knew there were an Aussie bunch who made carbon frames back then. Would grab it myself, but no money and no space for another.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/caringba ... 1036121706
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Postby kallvatten » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:42 pm

Ignoring the glaring lack of details (but neat serial number info) included by the seller, does this Nishiki Olympic 12 look promising to anyone?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:27 pm

funky mtb dodsun in SYD

not the cheapest superlite but the best colourway in MEL

hillman, definitely not a fixed wheel... in MEL

Superb Concorde in PER

and my favourite... wishing it was slightly bigger....
Gefsco Fluro Yellow in the GONG
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Postby sumgy » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:05 pm

Concorde is in my size.
looks to have had a respray (straight over the braze on Italian flag, but that could easily be fixed).
Trying to work out what model it is.
Looks to have the V shaped brake bridge of the higher end models, but does not have the internal cable routing of the Squadra or Prelude models (perhaps it is just older?):

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Postby find_bruce » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:26 pm


Love the elevated chainstay on the dodsun, if only it came in the 80's fluro of the superlite
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:31 pm

frailer5 wrote:I drew a work colleague's attention to this, but he's backed away due to possible SWMBO repercussions. Have bought parts from this guy. Sometimes the freight isn't too bad if you choose a slow option. And would someone mind telling me what the 'EMS' is as pertains to the fork.
Anyone have an idea on the longevity of the Ti>Al bonding process? Length of life... stuff like that?

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That's very nice. I expect it would be pretty noodley, but it's pretty.

Not retro, but someone might like to snap it up - 10 speed Campy Centaur RD for twenty bucks.

And a set of 8 speed Ambrosio Nemesis/Shimano 600 tubular wheel set in good nick, shouldn't go for much.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby kallvatten » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:07 pm

sumgy wrote:Concorde is in my size.
looks to have had a respray (straight over the braze on Italian flag, but that could easily be fixed).
Trying to work out what model it is.
Looks to have the V shaped brake bridge of the higher end models, but does not have the internal cable routing of the Squadra or Prelude models (perhaps it is just older?):

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I can see two little 'knubs', one on either end of the top tube that resemble internal routing channels.. ;) I can't help you on the specific model, but I'm almost certain those are the openings for internal cable routing.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sumgy » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:35 pm

Sorry, I was talking about the Concorde that sunho linked vs the one I pictured (which is my own) and I believe is a Prelude but has no model name on it.
It is PRX tubing and the only model I have found with that tubing is the Prelude.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:58 pm

frailer5 wrote:.... And would someone mind telling me what the 'EMS' is as pertains to the fork.
Anyone have an idea on the longevity of the Ti>Al bonding process? Length of life... stuff like that?
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The gruppo in that style Campy looks a bit old for the frame, no? Not that I'd knock it back if someone happened to buy it for me, but I think it's a smidge more suited to my build than that frame ;)Mmm
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:02 pm

frailer5 wrote:I drew a work colleague's attention to this, but he's backed away due to possible SWMBO repercussions. Have bought parts from this guy. Sometimes the freight isn't too bad if you choose a slow option. And would someone mind telling me what the 'EMS' is as pertains to the fork.
Anyone have an idea on the longevity of the Ti>Al bonding process? Length of life... stuff like that?

Miyata

I picked up a bonded tube miyata frame over xmas, very nice indeed. Cable passes thru the top tube which is a slight oval , its a neat quirky frame....I will try to post a pic soon
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Derny Driver » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:22 pm

sunho wrote:
and my favourite... wishing it was slightly bigger....
Gefsco Fluro Yellow in the GONG

Are you sure that's a real Gefsco?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:44 pm

Derny Driver wrote:
sunho wrote:
and my favourite... wishing it was slightly bigger....
Gefsco Fluro Yellow in the GONG

Are you sure that's a real Gefsco?

Someone has already bought it. Only the buyer can prove it for us. Honestly wouldn't be worth restoring a clunker.


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

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:39 am

sunho wrote:
Derny Driver wrote:
sunho wrote:
and my favourite... wishing it was slightly bigger....
Gefsco Fluro Yellow in the GONG

Are you sure that's a real Gefsco?

Someone has already bought it. Only the buyer can prove it for us. Honestly wouldn't be worth restoring a clunker.


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It would certainly would be strange to spend all that time and effort painting it in an 80's colour scheme and the correct transfer set if it was not.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:18 am

singlespeedscott wrote:It would certainly would be strange to spend all that time and effort painting it in an 80's colour scheme and the correct transfer set if it was not.

Agreed, but the frame looks more like something mass produced than one that was handbuilt. In fact, it looks to me like it has all the features of something lifted straight from the Tange catalogue. Have a look at a Shogun from that period and you'll notice many, many similarities.

Eg: Wouldn't Geoff Scott have used a better brake bridge? That one's just a straight piece of tube.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:47 am

Kermit TF wrote:
frailer5 wrote:I drew a work colleague's attention to this, but he's backed away due to possible SWMBO repercussions. Have bought parts from this guy. Sometimes the freight isn't too bad if you choose a slow option. And would someone mind telling me what the 'EMS' is as pertains to the fork.
Anyone have an idea on the longevity of the Ti>Al bonding process? Length of life... stuff like that?

Miyata

I picked up a bonded tube miyata frame over xmas, very nice indeed. Cable passes thru the top tube which is a slight oval , its a neat quirky frame....I will try to post a pic soon


Would like to see a pic. The one in USA looks very nice.
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