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

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

My first thought was the probable perineal injuries from a frame fail. :shock:
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Postby vaeske » Fri May 16, 2014 3:41 pm

maybe he has just removed the Australian Standards certification by accident...

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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:

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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:
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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.

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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.


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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?

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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.
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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.

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

Nicely spec'd , Sth African made. Never heard of it.
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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?

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

The top tube looks bent to me
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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 :) .
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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.
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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:
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Postby Wakatuki » Mon May 19, 2014 11:30 am

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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