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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:40 am
by The Fixer
Stuey wrote:Would be cool to ride wearing only a clear plastic raincoat.



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

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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:44 am
by find_bruce
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

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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:59 am
by frailer5
My first thought was the probable perineal injuries from a frame fail. :shock:

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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:41 pm
by vaeske
maybe he has just removed the Australian Standards certification by accident...

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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:36 pm
by feelthewheel
Apparently this box comes with two doors and a floor ...

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

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:43 pm
by find_bruce
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:

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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:37 pm
by cray-
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.

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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:56 pm
by petra87

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

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:01 pm
by Mulger bill
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...

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

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 5:06 pm
by YearoftheCat
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

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

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 5:22 pm
by frailer5
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.

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

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 5:59 pm
by LugNut
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.

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

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 7:04 pm
by Kermit TF
Nicely spec'd , Sth African made. Never heard of it.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PRODUX-SUPER ... 6a1&_uhb=1

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

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 8:28 pm
by Imwit
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?

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

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 8:52 pm
by grantw
The top tube looks bent to me

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

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:19 pm
by ldrcycles
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 :) .

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

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 12:03 am
by RobertFrith
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:18 am
by frailer5
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:

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

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:30 am
by Wakatuki
http://goo.gl/Yl7GHi I want to ride my trycikle!

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

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:48 am
by xerlex
Wakatuki wrote:http://goo.gl/Yl7GHi I want to ride my trycikle!


Those are some impressive training wheels.

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

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:46 pm
by cray-
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:46 pm
by Rob74

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

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:49 pm
by Rob74

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

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:50 pm
by ldrcycles
Rob74 wrote:GASPIPE


But at least it's cool gaspipe :) . I like the headtube lugs in particular.

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

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 1:22 pm
by rangersac
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