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 ldrcycles » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:05 pm

I always get excited when i see those things because it means the saddle is either destroyed or immaculate. Found a bike with a cover like that once that was hiding a mint Selle Turbo :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:34 pm

the raleigh's creeping up. whats the verdict?
will it crack $500?
will it crack $600?
will it go even higher?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:31 am

I say $800-ish. :|
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5 bidders. Plenty of room for a shedfight at the end. :twisted:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:27 pm

Buggar the Raleigh. If I had the cash I'd grab the Speedwell. A very rare beast from one of the first ti bike manufacturers.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:06 pm

bugger you, mate. the raleigh's a classic too!
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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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Postby munga » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:56 pm

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

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

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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