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

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

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

Postby The Fixer » Fri May 16, 2014 8:40 am

Stuey wrote:Would be cool to ride wearing only a clear plastic raincoat.



:D :D Good one, Stuey! :D :D
I don't care if it's a $20 Huffy or a $20k Colnago, as long as you're riding, and you're happy.
User avatar
The Fixer
 
Posts: 245
Joined: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:45 am

by BNA » Fri May 16, 2014 9:44 am

BNA
 

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

Postby find_bruce » Fri May 16, 2014 9:44 am

The Fixer wrote:
Stuey wrote:Would be cool to ride wearing only a clear plastic raincoat.



:D :D Good one, Stuey! :D :D

Please mythical deity, I hope anyone who takes Stuey seriously fits into the small category of people who would look good in a clear plastic raincoat
Image . . . . . . . Image
User avatar
find_bruce
 
Posts: 4386
Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: Sydney

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

Postby frailer5 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:59 am

My first thought was the probable perineal injuries from a frame fail. :shock:
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
Ricardo Elite, '87 Keith Davis/Pegasus, '92 Team Miyata Ti.
User avatar
frailer5
 
Posts: 961
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:25 am
Location: Sydney

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

Postby vaeske » Fri May 16, 2014 3:41 pm

maybe he has just removed the Australian Standards certification by accident...
User avatar
vaeske
 
Posts: 996
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 9:22 am
Location: Brisbane

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

Postby feelthewheel » Fri May 16, 2014 4:36 pm

Apparently this box comes with two doors and a floor ...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/springwo ... 1039146207

:lol: :lol: :lol:
feelthewheel
 
Posts: 201
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:20 am
Location: Anakie, Victoria

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

Postby find_bruce » Fri May 16, 2014 4:43 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Apparently this box comes with two doors and a floor ...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/springwo ... 1039146207

:lol: :lol: :lol:

By the look of the saddle, it appears to be pleased to see you :shock:
Image . . . . . . . Image
User avatar
find_bruce
 
Posts: 4386
Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: Sydney

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

Postby cray- » Fri May 16, 2014 5:37 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Apparently this box comes with two doors and a floor ...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/springwo ... 1039146207

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Damn that's ugly, should've left it in the brand new box.
cray-
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

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

Postby petra87 » Fri May 16, 2014 6:56 pm

petra87
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:41 am

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

Postby Mulger bill » Fri May 16, 2014 8:01 pm

cray- wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:Apparently this box comes with two doors and a floor ...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/springwo ... 1039146207

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Damn that's ugly, should've left it in the brand new box.


Needs a Suvvin Cross sticker somewhere...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 26714
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

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

Postby YearoftheCat » Sun May 18, 2014 5:06 pm

Did anyone spot this:

Ricardo Elite Sports

It was listed at $125 opening bid and $165 BIN and didn't sell. I emailed the seller to see if he would negotiate to which he replied that it was worth more and I was wrong, and then relisted it at $150/$200BIN!
I think it would make a nice roadie without the tri bars.

Is it any better than mid level?
The sticker says Tange but what sort of Tange would it be?

Scott
Last edited by YearoftheCat on Sun May 18, 2014 5:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
YearoftheCat
 
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:44 pm

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

Postby frailer5 » Sun May 18, 2014 5:22 pm

DT sticker says 'Tange double-butted etc...'. Maybe that was a bit before the Elites got designated as having '900' Tange. It would come up nice with some time and Ranex. It's got BioPace on the front, so pre-dates my Elite/Tange 900 a little, AFAIK.
People viewing will need to remove the ----> www.http.com// prefix .. before the fleabay URL.
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
Ricardo Elite, '87 Keith Davis/Pegasus, '92 Team Miyata Ti.
User avatar
frailer5
 
Posts: 961
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:25 am
Location: Sydney

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

Postby LugNut » Sun May 18, 2014 5:59 pm

I owned one of those, same 'sun damaged' paint job but in baby blue. It was my first road bike. It's a later model than the bikes that came with Tange 900, one of the last of the Ricardos built in Australia. it's the same sort of lower end Tange as 900.

I really liked it, it rode nicely, although I always wished it was one of the earlier elites with the nice recognisable Elite decal, before they went all Tri-dork. Either that or the Elite SX, which was the model up at the time, and came with a really cool smokey fade paint job that looked like it had been made with a burning candle.
User avatar
LugNut
 
Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: Melbourne

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

Postby Kermit TF » Sun May 18, 2014 7:04 pm

Nicely spec'd , Sth African made. Never heard of it.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PRODUX-SUPER ... 6a1&_uhb=1
When in doubt......mumble.
User avatar
Kermit TF
 
Posts: 356
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Location: Canbrrra

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

Postby Imwit » Sun May 18, 2014 8:28 pm

Just checking..
this may well not be a speedwell, is probably prewar by the square head set and dropouts and has had a decent head on?
Imwit
 
Posts: 115
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:21 pm
Location: Albury

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

Postby grantw » Sun May 18, 2014 8:52 pm

The top tube looks bent to me
Image
User avatar
grantw
 
Posts: 1485
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:22 am
Location: Wollongong

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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun May 18, 2014 9:19 pm

YearoftheCat wrote:Did anyone spot this:

Ricardo Elite Sports

It was listed at $125 opening bid and $165 BIN and didn't sell. I emailed the seller to see if he would negotiate to which he replied that it was worth more and I was wrong, and then relisted it at $150/$200BIN!
I think it would make a nice roadie without the tri bars.

Is it any better than mid level?
The sticker says Tange but what sort of Tange would it be?

Scott



"The starting price is giving it away" :lol: IMO the starting price is absolute top dollar :) .
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 7467
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

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

Postby RobertFrith » Mon May 19, 2014 12:03 am

Imwit wrote:Just checking..
this may well not be a speedwell, is probably prewar by the square head set and dropouts and has had a decent head on?

Intriguing .. old roadster lovingly updated to 70's pie plate / stem shifter / suicide lever spec.. who knows... sold for 74 bucks and there's no doubt about the bend at the front end of the top tube.
Image
User avatar
RobertFrith
 
Posts: 1400
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 9:27 pm
Location: Perth

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

Postby frailer5 » Mon May 19, 2014 8:18 am

LugNut wrote:I owned one of those, same 'sun damaged' paint job but in baby blue. It was my first road bike. It's a later model than the bikes that came with Tange 900, one of the last of the Ricardos built in Australia. it's the same sort of lower end Tange as 900.

I really liked it, it rode nicely, although I always wished it was one of the earlier elites with the nice recognisable Elite decal, before they went all Tri-dork. Either that or the Elite SX, which was the model up at the time, and came with a really cool smokey fade paint job that looked like it had been made with a burning candle.


Can I use that? :lol:
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
Ricardo Elite, '87 Keith Davis/Pegasus, '92 Team Miyata Ti.
User avatar
frailer5
 
Posts: 961
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:25 am
Location: Sydney

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

Postby Wakatuki » Mon May 19, 2014 11:30 am

http://goo.gl/Yl7GHi I want to ride my trycikle!
User avatar
Wakatuki
 
Posts: 799
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:15 pm
Location: Qld

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

Postby xerlex » Mon May 19, 2014 11:48 am

Wakatuki wrote:http://goo.gl/Yl7GHi I want to ride my trycikle!


Those are some impressive training wheels.
xerlex
 
Posts: 165
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:59 pm

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

Postby cray- » Mon May 19, 2014 1:46 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
YearoftheCat wrote:Ricardo Elite Sports
It was listed at $125 opening bid and $165 BIN and didn't sell. <snip>

"The starting price is giving it away" :lol: IMO the starting price is absolute top dollar :) .
I concur, he's dreamin' considering the state that it's in.
cray-
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

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

Postby Rob74 » Mon May 19, 2014 8:46 pm

User avatar
Rob74
 
Posts: 462
Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 12:26 pm
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW

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

Postby Rob74 » Mon May 19, 2014 9:49 pm

User avatar
Rob74
 
Posts: 462
Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 12:26 pm
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW

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

Postby ldrcycles » Mon May 19, 2014 10:50 pm

Rob74 wrote:GASPIPE


But at least it's cool gaspipe :) . I like the headtube lugs in particular.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 7467
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

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

Postby rangersac » Tue May 20, 2014 1:22 pm

Hillbrick
Somebody give this Merckx the stem it deserves
Accurately described
Clean looking Trek 470
Not retro but you don't see one of these every day of the week
De Rosa Macro | Trek Superfly 100AL Elite | Claud Butler Sovereign
User avatar
rangersac
 
Posts: 1062
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 11:01 am
Location: Snug, Tasmania

PreviousNext

Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter
“Bicycles BNA on Strava

> FREE BNA Stickers