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 rangersac » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:58 pm

That is lovely, although I'm not so sure about the carbon bar. Replace that with say a Nitto Urban Riser or maybe something with a bit of sweep like the Nordeast and that would set it off beautifully.
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Postby frailer5 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:27 pm

koen wrote:
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 Imwit » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:21 pm

Torana68 wrote: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?


They didn't sell (or get relisted).

Morini, I didn't go to Goulburn for a look. That would have been sending a boy to do a mans job. To me it looked oldish, smallish and bike ish. Beyond that ..?
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Postby morini » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:35 pm

Imwit wrote:
Torana68 wrote: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?


They didn't sell (or get relisted).

Morini, I didn't go to Goulburn for a look. That would have been sending a boy to do a mans job. To me it looked oldish, smallish and bike ish. Beyond that ..?


I work on the principle that if it's older than 1975 I don't need to own it or know anything about it. It looked ready for the tip in my opinion but then someone would have found it, had no idea, joined up here and then we'd be back into it again.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:53 pm

Oh Chris! Haha. I bet if you found '74 Ducati you'd take it home :)
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Postby mark field » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:58 pm

koen wrote:Oh Chris! Haha. I bet if you found '74 Ducati you'd take it home :)


not if i got to it first.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:12 pm

find_bruce wrote:
bychosis wrote:Spotted a bike on gumtree yesterday, like this one. Contemplated buying it, but could find any details online and the ad only said orange road bike, no size or anything. At $120 was probably a fair price. No detail, no idea of size, difficult to arrange pickup meant I held off.

Flippers at work: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cameron- ... 1041238016 now it's $325 24hrs later.

There is a good chance the frame is cracked anyway. Looks like they had fixed the seatpost issue, but the headtube is the same old poor design & prone to cracking from the top & bottom & past the weld on either side.


bottom has fallen out of the flipper market, $175 now
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:13 pm

mark field wrote:
koen wrote:Oh Chris! Haha. I bet if you found '74 Ducati you'd take it home :)


not if i got to it first.


Already got one thank you :)

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

Postby morini » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:52 pm

Me too.
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Postby mark field » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:49 pm

morini wrote:Me too.


best i can do is an 82 Pantah :cry: but its a start.
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Postby Stuey » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:22 pm

koen wrote:
rangersac wrote:Very clean looking Superlite

Now when this seller says "nice condition for age" that is what you get. Pity its in WA


Thanks, FWIW, this is mine. It really is as good as I've written up, and I was meticulous in the rebuild and setup. I'm pretty fussy... :roll:
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Postby KGB » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:06 am

LugNut wrote:And from the other side of the fence...
700c Shogun Ground Breaker running Deore LX. Switch the flat bars with drop bars and it becomes a cheap cyclocross bike or commuter.


I was really tempted by this one, I'd love to knock up a cheap CX bike but it's just too big.
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Postby The Fixer » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:02 am

Stuey wrote:
koen wrote:
rangersac wrote:Very clean looking Superlite

Now when this seller says "nice condition for age" that is what you get. Pity its in WA


Thanks, FWIW, this is mine. It really is as good as I've written up, and I was meticulous in the rebuild and setup. I'm pretty fussy... :roll:


Looks very nice, Stuey. Great job, there.

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

Postby Stuey » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:04 am

Other than size of the bike, that's my other problem. I can't get in the shed...
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Postby morini » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:29 am

mark field wrote:
morini wrote:Me too.


best i can do is an 82 Pantah :cry: but its a start.


Yours probably goes..........mines been in a few bits for while now. I've always wished I could fit on Pantahs so I could own a road going TT2. Pantahs are absolutely brilliant bikes.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:49 am

Apparently this is character
And apparently this is a Colnago
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:42 pm

I wonder why that supposed Colnago has mudguard lugs on the forks but not on the rear lugs?
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Postby LugNut » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:59 pm

rangersac wrote:Bushbike beater with the old roller dynamo!


Old mountain bike names are the best.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Discodan » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:06 pm

Not quite ebay but a tidy looking Katana going at R&K auctions tomorrow if someone's at a loose end at Leichardt. Cunningly labelled as 'a selection of metals'

http://rkta.com.au/auctions/calendar/52 ... furniture/

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

Postby find_bruce » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:46 am

Torana68 wrote: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?

I presume you have seen they are back on fleabay
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:33 am

Trying to work out what the handlebars are on this.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:18 pm

Bridgestone Mixte for peanuts, possibly lugged aluminium? Anyone want to chime in on that?

Also, if Melbournians could keep a little eye out for me...I'd like to have a run in the upcoming Dirty Deeds CX, so if ya spot anything XL that could make a cheap CX bike...!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:09 pm

A "barn find" Kenevans for the taller rider.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:22 pm

LugNut wrote:Also, if Melbournians could keep a little eye out for me...I'd like to have a run in the upcoming Dirty Deeds CX, so if ya spot anything XL that could make a cheap CX bike...!

Probably not your size, but an early '80s Alan CX frame

Same sized Colnago frame

A slightly bigger Concorde frame
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:10 pm

geoff_tewierik wrote:A "barn find" Kenevans for the taller rider.


....and he reckons he's only 185 cm ?????? That frame's massive. I want but can't have.
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