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 bychosis » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:19 pm

seven bikes at $120ea including junk! two step throughs, and... One kuwahara roadie, got no idea what it is from one off side pic though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The Fixer » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:28 pm

bychosis wrote:seven bikes at $120ea including junk! two step throughs, and... One kuwahara roadie, got no idea what it is from one off side pic though.


Yes, it (the Kuwahara) has potential I think (but as you say it's hard to tell from the one pic), and the Apollo MTB looks OK as well.

I've ridden and worked on quite a few Apollo MTBs (see Apollophiles thread), and apart from a couple of 'dogs' that had been ridden
into the ground and abused they were mostly good, honest, value-for-money machines.

The rest are a bit 'meh'.
I don't care if it's a $20 Huffy or a $20k Colnago, if you're riding it, and you're happy, it's a good bike.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:41 pm

koen wrote:

yeah I am watching that but I don't think I'll go up with it much.


Surely someone will jump on the BIN before it goes anywhere. I'm having a hard time finding anything with forged dropouts and in good nick for under 250 as of late. Perhaps it's the good weather.

Also, mmm, so nicely stored. I can't see a scratch on it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:49 pm

For example...

It's nice, but that's a healthy serving of surface rust for $650.

*edit*.
Aaaaand 15 minutes later I've bought a Nishiki Custom Sport for $80. Woo hoo! I'll humbly eat my words. That should leave plenty in the piggy bank for a 'Velouria Style' 10 speed build...

Also, this thread is about to hit 200,000 views.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:32 am

In the post above the Apollo is listed as very good condition for age! I did laugh a little.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:34 am

They just don't do a paint scheme like this any more
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The Fixer » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:49 pm

koen wrote:In the post above the Apollo is listed as very good condition for age! I did laugh a little.


Mmm. But it's not too rough, and pretty-well all there.

A weekend's work and a good clean-up, and it would make a good ride-to-work bike.

But not at that price, for an Apollo I.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:02 pm

Kuwahara Lo-Pro with Suntour Sprint. I would get this myself if it were a touch smaller. I think it's got a 700c rear wheel and a 27" front wheel. I wonder which size wheel the frame was made for.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kogarah/ ... 1041608951

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/east-tam ... 1041603503

Cheap Alan. Pretty sure it has been listed on gumtree before
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bateau-b ... 1041698197
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cludence » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:53 pm

What makes you say that?

That article is posted in the ebay ad.
You reckon if Jack said it was then that's that?
(I don't know anything of Jack Walsh besides what the seller sprouts)


Jack was a clever man when it came to business. From the articles I've read and the tales I've heard from those who knew and raced with him, I suspect the bike was just a random bike used as a publicity stunt to get customers to his store. I called by his store a few times and yes the bike looked the part but who was still alive to confirm his claims?

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

Postby rangersac » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:00 am

Very clean looking Superlite
Repco DeVille for the taller gent. Good commuter with the double eyelets
Nishiki Oly12 also on the large size
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:06 am

rangersac wrote:Very clean looking Superlite

Now when this seller says "nice condition for age" that is what you get. Pity its in WA
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:01 am

rangersac wrote:Repco DeVille for the taller gent. Good commuter with the double eyelets


I live the Q&A about the weight of the bike.

Q: How heavy is the bike?
A: 8.4kgs with the attached stand.

Q: You sure? as the steelie would be the same weight as my full carbon 60cm frame road bike.
A: Yes, weighed it this morning, 8.4kgs

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

Postby jonbays » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:49 am

Ha He posted a pic of the scales showing 8.4kg! I should get myself onto those scales!

Obviously needs to sell the bike to buy new scales that work.

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rangersac wrote:Repco DeVille for the taller gent. Good commuter with the double eyelets


I live the Q&A about the weight of the bike.

Q: How heavy is the bike?
A: 8.4kgs with the attached stand.

Q: You sure? as the steelie would be the same weight as my full carbon 60cm frame road bike.
A: Yes, weighed it this morning, 8.4kgs

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

Postby wqlava1 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:39 am

jonbays wrote:Ha He posted a pic of the scales showing 8.4kg! I should get myself onto those scales!

Obviously needs to sell the bike to buy new scales that work.

barefoot wrote:
rangersac wrote:Repco DeVille for the taller gent. Good commuter with the double eyelets


I live the Q&A about the weight of the bike.

Q: How heavy is the bike?
A: 8.4kgs with the attached stand.

Q: You sure? as the steelie would be the same weight as my full carbon 60cm frame road bike.
A: Yes, weighed it this morning, 8.4kgs

*Smackdown*!


I'd have thought it was weighing in kg (yes I know kg are not a measure of weight, they are a unit of mass) treating them as pounds and converting to kg again.

With no-one on the scales they would read approx -6kg.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jonbays » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:58 pm

To be fair he's probably just an idiot who hasn't realised that when he put the bike on the scales it was balancing on its back wheel still or something like that.
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rangersac wrote:Repco DeVille for the taller gent. Good commuter with the double eyelets


I live the Q&A about the weight of the bike.

Q: How heavy is the bike?
A: 8.4kgs with the attached stand.

Q: You sure? as the steelie would be the same weight as my full carbon 60cm frame road bike.
A: Yes, weighed it this morning, 8.4kgs

*Smackdown*!
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I'd have thought it was weighing in kg (yes I know kg are not a measure of weight, they are a unit of mass) treating them as pounds and converting to kg again.

With no-one on the scales they would read approx -6kg.[/quote]
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:24 am

Why would anyone care about the weight of a DeVille? It's a base line model from the 1980's made from gas pipe. Actually why anyone cares about the weight of a steel bike is beyond me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:21 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Why would anyone care about the weight of a DeVille? It's a base line model from the 1980's made from gas pipe. Actually why anyone cares about the weight of a steel bike is beyond me.

Lots of people care about weight. If you had no idea of the model designation then the weight could be useful to help work out if the bike is decent or junk.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vaeske » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:00 am

QuangVuong wrote:Any QLDs get this? Its got a really tight rear triangle, and looks to be well built. Wonder what it is, esp with the CS pantographing?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-Speed-Col ... 7675.l2557


totally missed this. anyone on here get it? looks very tight and the panto'ed fork/headtube makes this a very nice bike.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Discodan » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:10 am

Shogun in Melbourne, just needs wheels

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SHOGUN-RACER ... 35d38116f2
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Torana68 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:56 am

anyone know what hapenned to the '26 (not) Speedwell and the Major Taylor bike? was emailing the guy but replies stopped and bikes not on Ebay anymore?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:44 am

Tange 1 frame
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:29 am

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/canningt ... 1040686682
Well that's......different. See pics 3 and 4. o_0
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Interestingly, I think this might go for what he's asking:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Custom-singl ... 7d3&_uhb=1

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