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 rkelsen » Wed May 07, 2014 1:45 pm

geoff_tewierik wrote:Apparently Skidstar GT's are Collectors Items, no really, collectors items.

Depends upon whether Rick Dale from Rick's Restorations has worked on it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby geoff_tewierik » Wed May 07, 2014 2:30 pm

rkelsen wrote:
geoff_tewierik wrote:Apparently Skidstar GT's are Collectors Items, no really, collectors items.

Depends upon whether Rick Dale from Rick's Restorations has worked on it.

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

Postby Kermit TF » Wed May 07, 2014 7:44 pm

Very schmick 1982 IV..darn things almost new.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1982 ... 8cc&_uhb=1
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Postby rangersac » Wed May 07, 2014 7:52 pm

That Marin MTB they've got on that site as well is pretty sweet. I love the brake cable pulley wheel under the stem
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Postby utedeej » Wed May 07, 2014 8:10 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Very schmick 1982 IV..darn things almost new.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1982 ... 8cc&_uhb=1


exactly the same as a IV i used to have......... until a mate took a corner too fast and smashed it into a concrete bollard :shock: lucky he's a good mate..

Was a great ride.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed May 07, 2014 8:13 pm

rangersac wrote:Hillman Tourer 1 and 2


A lovely pair!
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Postby Imwit » Wed May 07, 2014 9:56 pm

Apologies to anyone hoping this will fly under the radar but..
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Postby frailer5 » Thu May 08, 2014 1:58 pm

Kermit TF wrote:Very schmick 1982 IV..darn things almost new.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1982 ... 8cc&_uhb=1


Has that thing been shrink-wrapped somewhere? :|
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Postby LugNut » Thu May 08, 2014 1:59 pm

Minty looking Focus sport touring bicycle for sale, with gorgeous matching pannier bags. I'll throw somebody a pineapple for the panniers if they don't want them. :wink:
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Postby rangersac » Thu May 08, 2014 2:13 pm

Too damned small!
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Postby DarrylH » Thu May 08, 2014 3:56 pm

Kermit TF wrote:
Very schmick 1982 IV..darn things almost new.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1982 ... 8cc&_uhb=1


Has that thing been shrink-wrapped somewhere? :|


Or is it a re-spray? Otherwise, why is it missing the down tube and top tube transfers?
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Postby Saro28 » Thu May 08, 2014 6:17 pm

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Postby rangersac » Thu May 08, 2014 10:13 pm

Very nice... but still lacking a couple of cm :(
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Postby ldrcycles » Thu May 08, 2014 10:15 pm

rangersac wrote:Very nice... but still lacking a couple of cm :(


If only this wasn't a family friendly forum... :lol:
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Postby morini » Fri May 09, 2014 8:13 am

Nice looking Nishiki in Melbourne.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nishiki-Road ... 4ad388ef15
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Postby frailer5 » Fri May 09, 2014 11:27 am

Son's just moved to London, so am on the lookout for him for something to get around on. Might as well be something classy. Am I imagining it, or are these things undervalued compared to OZ? Maybe Brits like last minute bunfights. :|
noice,531 too
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Fri May 09, 2014 12:13 pm

frailer5 wrote:Son's just moved to London, so am on the lookout for him for something to get around on. Might as well be something classy. Am I imagining it, or are these things undervalued compared to OZ? Maybe Brits like last minute bunfights. :|
noice,531 too


Make sure he has a decent lock and knows how to use it!
It's true decent non-iconic (ie Hetchins etc) retro bikes are generally cheaper in the UK. There are a LOT more of them (also remember the prices are in Pounds not dollars :wink: )
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Postby geoff_tewierik » Fri May 09, 2014 12:50 pm

NOS? Speedwell frame
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Postby find_bruce » Fri May 09, 2014 1:07 pm

frailer5 wrote:Son's just moved to London, so am on the lookout for him for something to get around on. Might as well be something classy. Am I imagining it, or are these things undervalued compared to OZ? Maybe Brits like last minute bunfights. :|
noice,531 too

I am still laughing at the "sponsored links" on that item - apparently what you need to accessorise that bike is some grease & 3 G-strings - hope those aren't "personalised" links :oops:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby duncan16v » Fri May 09, 2014 1:17 pm

I got the same. Maybe you need the grease to get the undies on?

"When I'm slipping into my scanties, I only use Campagnolo grease" Or something like that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri May 09, 2014 1:26 pm

WyvernRH wrote:Make sure he has a decent lock and knows how to use it!

noice,531 too

Yep, I get the Pounds thing. And good advice on the lock. Because it's so decentralised there, the market must be limited if you're in a Midlands town, say. Probably cost the same again to BritRail to pick it up. :lol:

And didn't even notice the sponsored links. Something wrong there. :oops: Actually, the pervasiveness of Big Bro reaches a tail-eating stupidity. The Athena Campy gets somehow linked to the Athena Super scant knickers for 'sponsoring' purposes. :?: Say wha...?!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Fri May 09, 2014 2:31 pm

adam_b83 wrote:free shipping is pretty generous.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CINELLI-LASER-C ... 1204939449

20k? Pah, just make your own: http://laserbuildingprocess.wordpress.com/
Then sell it for $1050! http://www.ebay.com/itm/141212423023
Pista version was at USD$9995 but auction pulled: http://www.ebay.com/itm/111303590529
All shamelessly stolen from fyxo: http://fyxo.co/dispatches/diy-cinelli-laser/

I'll make do with my Repco..... =|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby matt1986 » Fri May 09, 2014 4:29 pm

frailer5 wrote:Son's just moved to London, so am on the lookout for him for something to get around on. Might as well be something classy. Am I imagining it, or are these things undervalued compared to OZ? Maybe Brits like last minute bunfights. :|
noice,531 too


Have you tried the LFGSS forum classifieds? Lots of really interesting stuff thrown up there, and usually not too pricey either.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Fri May 09, 2014 6:04 pm

Found this by accident..just too big for me.
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