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 geoff_tewierik » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:18 pm

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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.

From the measurements given, I reckon he's lanky, long legs, long arms, but short torso.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:50 pm

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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


All very nice, but I should've accentuated the 'cheap' :wink: An old Shogun Metro would do me nicely, I have some 9 speed Ultegra bits and a set of wheels and tyres. If I'm going to come dead last, I'd rather do it on a humble ghetto cross build than a Colnago...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:44 am

Funny bike going cheap kuwahara for the large & flexible
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:24 am

find_bruce wrote:Funny bike going cheap kuwahara for the large & flexible

How cheap? Ad's been removed. Anyone here snag it?

I just bought a Repco Vertex TT for more than I wanted to pay....cotdem n+1.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:35 am

cray- wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Funny bike going cheap kuwahara for the large & flexible

How cheap? Ad's been removed. Anyone here snag it?

I just bought a Repco Vertex TT for more than I wanted to pay....cotdem n+1.


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

Postby find_bruce » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:42 am

cray- wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Funny bike going cheap kuwahara for the large & flexible

How cheap? Ad's been removed. Anyone here snag it?

$120 - ad seems to have been pulled rather than sold. I saw the headtube & thought cool, my size, then saw the photos & dimensions & realised no it isn't
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:45 am

find_bruce wrote:
cray- wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Funny bike going cheap kuwahara for the large & flexible

How cheap? Ad's been removed. Anyone here snag it?

$120 - ad seems to have been pulled rather than sold. I saw the headtube & thought cool, my size, then saw the photos & dimensions & realised no it isn't

That one's tiny, here's what I just bought:
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They came in 53cm, 58cm & 63cm. Assume it's the latter. I'm only 6'2" so it might be for sale again if it don't fit.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:20 am

It was 59cm square. $120 with Suntour Sprint. I posted it back a couple pages.

I reckon it's got a 27" front and a 700c rear. Dunno which it actually was made for though. I've got my eyes on a KenEvans funny bike though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:22 pm

Something for the Melbournites to check out. Not sure what it is but given the lugs and chrome work it should be better than gaspipe.
Not particularly vintage but this steel Bianchi could be a good deal
Clamont although I am suspicious of the conveniently cropped and overexposed photos.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:28 pm

Apologies to anyone who thought this might fly under the radar. It's already attracted some attention. Watching, will have a crack if it doesn't go stupid high, definitely.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201057723791 ... 1423.l2649

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

Postby LugNut » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:52 pm

familyguy wrote:Apologies to anyone who thought this might fly under the radar


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Nah, just kidding.
Too far away. And whooa, funky seat post setup. Time trial style. I think that guy bought the wrong bike!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:23 am

familyguy wrote:Apologies to anyone who thought this might fly under the radar. It's already attracted some attention. Watching, will have a crack if it doesn't go stupid high, definitely.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201057723791 ... 1423.l2649

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I was getting excited there until I realised it wasn't 650b...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:47 am

A "rare" Allan Super Record, if only they spelt Alan correctly.
A "just one owner" Centurion.
And a Bickerton "yacht bike".
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:33 am

geoff_tewierik wrote:A "just one owner" Centurion.


Funniest part is the description.
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:34 am

Nice Healing if it works as good as the description
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:12 pm

familyguy wrote:Apologies to anyone who thought this might fly under the radar. It's already attracted some attention. Watching, will have a crack if it doesn't go stupid high, definitely.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201057723791 ... 1423.l2649

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Please tell me someone here got this?! $41 !!!! I was helping the kids go to bed and missed it...kicking myself.

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

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:54 pm

familyguy wrote:
familyguy wrote:Apologies to anyone who thought this might fly under the radar. It's already attracted some attention. Watching, will have a crack if it doesn't go stupid high, definitely.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201057723791 ... 1423.l2649

Jim


Please tell me someone here got this?! $41 !!!! I was helping the kids go to bed and missed it...kicking myself.

Jim


Don't fret too much, it wasn't a 'real' Dawes. I suspect either an East European or Asian build there?

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

Postby Discodan » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:41 pm

was the hand-written 'dawes' on the top of the seat stays a give-away?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:18 am

Yeah, but a parting sale could've made a few bucks for someone.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:10 am

Discodan wrote:was the hand-written 'dawes' on the top of the seat stays a give-away?


Does this mean we can expect to start seeing frames with Repco, Apollo, Malvern Star etc pantographs? There must be some tricky dickies out there.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:13 am

you sure it's not pantographed? i've seen worse fill-in jobs than that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:46 am

munga wrote:you sure it's not pantographed? i've seen worse fill-in jobs than that.


I would say the 'Dawes' is cast into the stay top that is brazed into the seat stay tube.

I should have been clearer about what I meant by a 'real' Dawes.

This is most definitely a bicycle built and originally sold by the Dawes bicycle company. (not sure who owned the company at that point tho')
But by the time those frame decals and 'no crown' forks hit the market I am pretty sure the factory in Birmingham was long gone with frames being built in Eastern Europe and Taiwan.

So, it is a Dawes, built to a Dawes design possibly, but not one built in the UK, ergo to me not a 'Real' Dawes YMMV

Still probably a nice bike tho'

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

Postby geoff_tewierik » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:02 am

A butchered Ashby track frame. The Cinelli 1R stem? is almost worth the price of entry.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Stuey » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:11 am

WyvernRH wrote:
munga wrote:Still probably a nice bike tho'

Richard


Certainly worth 41 smackers. A good buy for someone.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:53 pm

WyvernRH wrote:
munga wrote:you sure it's not pantographed? i've seen worse fill-in jobs than that.


I would say the 'Dawes' is cast into the stay top that is brazed into the seat stay tube.

I should have been clearer about what I meant by a 'real' Dawes.

...

Richard


Richard, I was referring to Discodans comment.

Discodan wrote:was the hand-written 'dawes' on the top of the seat stays a give-away?


As soon as I saw the unicrown fork, I figured it was a later model, rather than the earlier 'Made in England' Dawes tourer that people gush about.
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