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 frailer5 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:06 pm

.... eye of the beholder. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:56 pm

:D
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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

Postby pentlandexile » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:50 am

This Raleigh Twenty is in very good nick.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RETRO-BIKE-R ... 7a0&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dezza » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:16 pm

Centurion Cinelli Equipe (so seller says) in San Fran on craigslist

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/spo/4431068730.html

The components look pretty basic spec so I wonder.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:10 pm

Might be a good week for Lotto. :D Team Raleigh
And all the earlier skirmishers gazumped by o***7, 1st bid. Wasn't a shedfight; he launched a rocket into the shed. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:34 pm

Whoa... I ran out of Popcorn watching that one .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:07 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Whoa... I ran out of Popcorn watching that one .


Who needs FoxTel.? :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:24 am

Everything nicely listed on this Geoff Regan 55cm except tubing type/level. :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby feelthewheel » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:20 pm

This seems like a decent freebie for Perth folks ...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kelmscot ... 1044594967

Grab this one before a flipper does!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:22 pm

Who won this?

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm?itemId=181381859226

I hate you.

Actually I hate my stupid computer.

Someone (who isn't me) got the score of the year on this one.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:21 pm

xerlex wrote:Who won this?

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm?itemId=181381859226

I hate you.

Actually I hate my stupid computer.

Someone (who isn't me) got the score of the year on this one.

Not me, no way could I ever fit on that frame size.
I think the new owner would probably like it safely collected before it is identified.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:29 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
xerlex wrote:Who won this?

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm?itemId=181381859226

I hate you.

Actually I hate my stupid computer.

Someone (who isn't me) got the score of the year on this one.

Not me, no way could I ever fit on that frame size.
I think the new owner would probably like it safely collected before it is identified.


I hope the new owner appreciates what they've scored.

It's probably a blessing disguise for me, I can't really afford another big project.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:03 pm

It is well appreciated and going to a good home. :-).

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

Postby xerlex » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:05 pm

rogerrabbit wrote:It is well appreciated and going to a good home. :-).

Regards
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You got it roger? This is good news!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:14 pm

Yes, I did win this one, with much appreciated help from two forum members in bringing it to my attention and identifying it. It is my size so it will be a valued addition to my collection once restored.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:17 pm

rogerrabbit wrote:Yes, I did win this one, with much appreciated help from two forum members in bringing it to my attention and identifying it. It is my size so it will be a valued addition to my collection once restored.

So what is it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:53 pm

An A.S. Gillott. 1952 Fleur De Lis model with Bilaminate lug construction. Fitted with a pulley for a Sturmey Archer geared hub.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:58 pm

Not that it is particularly valuable (like most lovely older bikes) The cost of restoration will likely exceed its final value, but it is a lovely piece of wonderfully made cycling history that should be retained. I also love bringing this sort of bike back to its original glory. Now, to choose a paint scheme.....
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:03 pm

When i saw that little pulley down on the BB i thought it must have been earlier than 70s. What a find!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:50 am

rogerrabbit wrote:An A.S. Gillott. 1952 Fleur De Lis model with Bilaminate lug construction. Fitted with a pulley for a Sturmey Archer geared hub.

Nice.

A question. Where is the bilaminate lugs? I thought bilaminated lugs where a combination of fillet brazing and traditional lug work.

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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:40 am

singlespeedscott wrote:A question. Where is the bilaminate lugs? I thought bilaminated lugs where a combination of fillet brazing and traditional lug work.

does this catalogue help?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:25 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:A question. Where is the bilaminate lugs? I thought bilaminated lugs where a combination of fillet brazing and traditional lug work.

does this catalogue help?



Also these links:

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bu ... ncent.html

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8379107@N ... 516647527/
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:49 am

rogerrabbit wrote:Not that it is particularly valuable (like most lovely older bikes) The cost of restoration will likely exceed its final value, but it is a lovely piece of wonderfully made cycling history that should be retained. I also love bringing this sort of bike back to its original glory. Now, to choose a paint scheme.....

I'll take the cranks when you off load them. Most desirable part on it....... :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:06 am

rogerrabbit wrote:An A.S. Gillott. 1952 Fleur De Lis model with Bilaminate lug construction. Fitted with a pulley for a Sturmey Archer geared hub.


Very nice find! I have a 'Spear Point' model track Gillott, they were one of the best London builders/shops until the shop was sold in the 60's.
Tricky to see details of the pulley in the photo but given its position I would say the pulley is there to 'turn' a gear wire for the rear derailleur, not a Sturmey hub gear. Using pulleys instead of guides for this task was quite common with British builders in the 50's and early 60's, often seen on Claud Butlers and Holdsworths.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rogerrabbit » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:18 pm

Thanks Richard. I should have known that having had a similar fitting on an early 60s bike. I have seen pics of a Gillott with the same pulley fitted to a SA hub, but that may not have been correct either. I have a rod operated Benelux FD although may just go 4 or 5 speed, but will need to find a suitable RD and shifter. I have a suitable crankset and a pair of rims, but not much else.

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