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 Kermit TF » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:44 pm

LugNut wrote:Somebody in Queensland should grab this cheap for the White Industries cranks. At least 175mm and possibly even 180mm! Marin

And there's a sweet little touring bike in the ACT going for a dime.
Mitchell

Anybody heard of Mitchell bikes ? Saw this the other day..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:53 pm

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ldrcycles wrote:Basic old National Sport 1000, with possibly interesting bars and an amusing description :) .

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-speed-Bic ... 417d35d0c7


I had an eBay fail day yesterday - put a low bid on the National a few days ago and was outbid some time later. It was sitting at $21.50 and I was planning to put in another bid right at the end but I got distracted and when I got back to the computer it had ended, still on $21.50. :cry:

I was half tempted to bid on a Legnano which finished at $132.50 but really wanted to have a crack at the Apollo VI, which went over my budget and finished at $265

I would suggest an auction sniper program.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:57 pm

perhaps. John Mitchell, Ashfield Cycles.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vaeske » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:07 am

there was also a kiwi custom builder who was also using mitchell.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:47 am

I am interested in a pre 65 Speedwell, but don't think I will be bidding on this one.
Apparently it's a Speedwell Popular (but kneel before Bna retro before bidding)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ammie7 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:51 am

Any publicity is good publicity.




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

Postby TedDancin » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:24 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Anybody heard of Mitchell bikes ? Saw this the other day..


I've got a Mitchell very similar to this one. The Mitchell referes to Mitchell St in Enmore, and the bikes are stickered as built by the Royal Blind Society. My one is pretty nice, solid light ulgged frame with good components. More discussion in the thread here viewtopic.php?f=23&t=28590
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:33 am

I'm sure this Vertex is in the Repco thread somewhere:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... SS:AU:1120
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Postby wqlava1 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:37 pm

cray- wrote:I'm sure this Vertex is in the Repco thread somewhere:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... SS:AU:1120


Nothing much left though - all the features he mentions diminish its Vertex-ness - forks gone, dropouts changed and powdercoated.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:05 pm

wqlava1 wrote:Nothing much left though - all the features he mentions diminish its Vertex-ness - forks gone, dropouts changed and powdercoated.

Hehe my draft of that post included something along the lines of "Shame it's missing everything that would make it desirable & worthy of the price tag" but didn't want to offend. Now that you've pointed it out anyway... :P
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby akq » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:16 pm

Selling this on ebay,reasonable asking price or not?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121288033886 ... 1555.l2649
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Postby ldrcycles » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:47 pm

I'd guess that's the higher end of the scale for that one, but you never know. Looking at the lugs on the headtube i think there's a possibility it could be an Ashby, they're exactly the same lugs as the Ashby i had a few years ago. Maybe Tom Wallace used those lugs as well, i don't know.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby akq » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:50 pm

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Postby munga » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:05 pm

nice way to get a free plug..
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Postby morini » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:56 am

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Postby rangersac » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:27 am

morini wrote:Very pretty Litage in Geelong.



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Stick a nice stem on it and some new bar tape and that is one slinky ride.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby akq » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:44 am

munga wrote:nice way to get a free plug..


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Postby morini » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:45 pm

Here's a laugh. A Repco Traveller, "fastidiously restored" and cheap too, now half price at $499.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/harristo ... 1038144479
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Postby frailer5 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:56 pm

morini wrote:Here's a laugh. A Repco Traveller, "fastidiously restored" and cheap too, now half price at $499.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/harristo ... 1038144479


The bike cost $400 and more than 100 hours to restore

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

Postby cray- » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:34 pm

morini wrote:Here's a laugh. A Repco Traveller, "fastidiously restored" and cheap too, now half price at $499.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/harristo ... 1038144479


Tens of thousands were sold, but very few are still in rideable condition. This is easily the best example in Australia (and therefore, the world).

Interesting sales pitch, good luck with that one buddy.
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Postby redrover3 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:48 pm

Nice looking steel Bianchi in Melbourne. Looks about 57/58cm.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:42 pm

morini wrote:Here's a laugh. A Repco Traveller, "fastidiously restored" and cheap too, now half price at $499.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/harristo ... 1038144479


Yea. $400 to restore and that didn't stretch to any kind of bar tape? :roll: . And I might be wrong but that FD doesn't look like the right one to me..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Boognoss » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:44 am

Mod says: Keep it on topic and play the ball not the man. Thank you.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:59 am

Pee Wee Herman's cruiser. Less than 6hrs to go and currently sitting at $25,700 :shock: .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pee-Wee-Herman- ... 27df8d46e6
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Postby morini » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:26 am

Boognoss wrote:Mod says: Keep it on topic and play the ball not the man. Thank you.


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