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 The Fixer » Sun May 04, 2014 8:45 am



Very nice!

Shame I already have 3 (81,83 and 84, none this clean), my shed is too full for another.
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 ironhanglider » Sun May 04, 2014 7:53 pm

Vitus 979

Not my size but very nice. I really like the Simplex shifters.

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

Postby ironhanglider » Sun May 04, 2014 9:24 pm

Skidstar

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

Postby The Fixer » Mon May 05, 2014 12:11 am

ironhanglider wrote:Skidstar

Cheers,

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Ugh! <shudder>
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon May 05, 2014 8:05 am

so The Fixer likes straight lines
^ on the Malvern Star Skidstar:
Ugh! <shudder>

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

Postby geoff_tewierik » Mon May 05, 2014 1:07 pm

Questionable single speed conversion on a Raleigh
Bit tall for a medium, Decarlo, has mounts for fenders and rack on rear - make a good townie?
Skidstar GT with a steep front angle.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Tue May 06, 2014 12:43 pm

Someone in Sydeny get on this. Gemini World Randonneur for a steal!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Tue May 06, 2014 1:24 pm

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Postby HappyHumber » Tue May 06, 2014 1:58 pm

familyguy wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Muscle-Bike-Malvern-Star-/281327028252

It'd be perfect if it wasn't for the 1970s Ford "Super Roo" references... ;)
How does the brake lever on the top tube work, do you think? An inline addition to the bar levers?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue May 06, 2014 3:05 pm

Quite like the look of this Skidstar

Has a normal dropout and provision for both rack and fender mounts, unlike these track end ones.

Totally out of touch with what these are worth, and the differences between the variants. What would the verdict be on the asking prices?

Also, nice looking Hoffy Got a bit each way, it's on Ebay as well.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Derny Driver » Tue May 06, 2014 3:14 pm

Dreaming. They are not rare bikes.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue May 06, 2014 3:38 pm

^ wot he said.

They're not track ends. They're standard rear-facing ends which were commonplace at the time... and they were made by pressing the ends of the chainstays flat. BSOs aren't even built that poorly these days.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue May 06, 2014 4:08 pm

The pressed metal chainstays that make up standard rear facing ends will always be track ends in my mind, compared to dropouts for bikes with derailleurs.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue May 06, 2014 4:17 pm

familyguy wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Muscle-Bike-Malvern-Star-/281327028252

8)

Jim


how many bikes is he selling? (i didn't actually look past the first image)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Torana68 » Tue May 06, 2014 4:21 pm

geoff_tewierik wrote:The pressed metal chainstays that make up standard rear facing ends will always be track ends in my mind, compared to dropouts for bikes with derailleurs.


well call them "roadster" ends, track ends for track bikes are high quality, normally cut from plate. Noting wrong with squashed pipe, when done nicely it lasts forever but its not 'quality' (not since the early 1900's)

The Speedwell trackracergoulburntosydneyrare etc is back on at 29.95 start big drop from $4000 :) yes Im bidding on it (its at 150 now) did the Major taylor (not) bike go the same way?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ironhanglider » Tue May 06, 2014 5:29 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
familyguy wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Muscle-Bike-Malvern-Star-/281327028252

It'd be perfect if it wasn't for the 1970s Ford "Super Roo" references... ;)
How does the brake lever on the top tube work, do you think? An inline addition to the bar levers?


Fortunately it's not connected to anything. I reckon the only way to use a lever like that for a brake would be for something like an Arai drum brake, as used on tandems for a drag brake. Somehow I can't see a bike like this ever needing a drag brake.

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

Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue May 06, 2014 7:46 pm

Torana68 wrote:well call them "roadster" ends

Consider me educated. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Imwit » Tue May 06, 2014 8:43 pm

Torana68 wrote:The Speedwell trackracergoulburntosydneyrare etc is back on at 29.95 start big drop from $4000 :) yes Im bidding on it (its at 150 now) did the Major taylor (not) bike go the same way?

Saw that :D . Good luck.
Haven't seen the major Taylor since its 25000 buy it now! (or best offer).
Notice he's got a new seller name?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Torana68 » Tue May 06, 2014 10:01 pm

Imwit wrote:
Torana68 wrote:The Speedwell trackracergoulburntosydneyrare etc is back on at 29.95 start big drop from $4000 :) yes Im bidding on it (its at 150 now) did the Major taylor (not) bike go the same way?

Saw that :D . Good luck.
Haven't seen the major Taylor since its 25000 buy it now! (or best offer).
Notice he's got a new seller name?


no I didnt notice, thats a bit odd :?: wonder what hapenned
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Postby munga » Tue May 06, 2014 10:20 pm

inbox full of abuse, probably.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Imwit » Tue May 06, 2014 10:26 pm

munga wrote:inbox full of abuse, probably.

His out going feedback certainly was!
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Postby munga » Wed May 07, 2014 8:07 am

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 geoff_tewierik » Wed May 07, 2014 10:37 am

Apparently Skidstar GT's are Collectors Items, no really, collectors items. And love the link at the bottom to justify it.

Is this a One star?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Wed May 07, 2014 11:09 am

munga wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIANCHI-Rekord-905-Damen-Rennrad-Klassiker-Vintage-Ladies-Road-Bike-Shimano-105-/380898235035?pt=Sport_Radsport_Fahrrad_Anh%C3%A4nger&hash=item58af4dd29b&_uhb=1

interesting top tube

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

Postby rangersac » Wed May 07, 2014 11:39 am

This Apollo could be worth a look. The old Apollo decal, no eyelets on the seat stays and tight clearances make me think it's a IV or better.
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