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

Postby Typhoon Ken » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:41 pm

Tinker wrote:I think you need two Speedwells. I'll take care of the Austral for you :wink:


Not just an Austral but one that was "rebranded" into a Tom Wallace Special.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Tinker » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:26 pm

Typhoon Ken wrote:
Tinker wrote:I think you need two Speedwells. I'll take care of the Austral for you :wink:


Not just an Austral but one that was "rebranded" into a Tom Wallace Special.


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

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:02 am

You mean upgraded :) .



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Re: 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 Stuey » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:49 pm

This looks like a decent buy, in Perth:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/scarboro ... 1050597501

Set up for a few brake types. Commuter?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:23 pm

Stuey wrote:This looks like a decent buy, in Perth:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/scarboro ... 1050597501

Set up for a few brake types. Commuter?


Funny looking "steel" :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:10 pm

$800 for a tatty Flying Pigeon (or something similar)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-chin ... 875&_uhb=1

Supposedly a 1930s aluminium frame
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-1930 ... 588&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The Fixer » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:38 pm

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 bychosis » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:21 pm

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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:28 pm

The Fixer wrote:I wouldn't mind this one myself... I'd like a 'modern' Apollo roadie to complement my retro ones.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Apollo-Giro-Road-Bicycle-Shimano-105-Groupset-/201120198273?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item2ed3b2ae81


Forks aside it looks to be very similar if not the same as my Apollo, not the best out there but a decent bit of kit all the same.
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Postby Kermit TF » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:05 pm

Gents, Is this thing French ? I thought these where jap frame and Gemini was an Australian "branded" bike. Ive got the identical bike....Im thinking I should move it from under the tree to at least the carport :mrgreen:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ORIGINAL-198 ... aee&_uhb=1
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Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:21 pm

Anything with Shimano 600ax should not be outside under a tree.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:24 pm

Not retro, but i'm curious for other opinions, does that look like a scratch or a crack? (my money is on a crack sadly, otherwise i'd be keen)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/EMC-2-ETAPE- ... 0a6&_uhb=1
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Postby munga » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:29 pm

we can pretend it's not a crack? you have a good dentist already, so why not take a punt? 8)
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Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:39 pm

But, but, an EMC for $40, i could be living the dream! :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:36 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Not retro, but i'm curious for other opinions, does that look like a scratch or a crack? (my money is on a crack sadly, otherwise i'd be keen)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/EMC-2-ETAPE- ... 0a6&_uhb=1



strange place to get a "scratch" and quite a coincidence that it just so happens to be in exactly the same spot as the weld. save your cash.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby yugyug » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:19 am

Can anyone tell me anything about this old bike?:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321452207835
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Postby rkelsen » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:31 am

yugyug wrote:Can anyone tell me anything about this old bike?:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321452207835

Looks like a run of the mill mass-produced roadster from the 50s/60s. The relaxed geometry and single sprocket (and undoubtedly weight) would make it impossible to ride up hill. Bolt on seat stays. Coaster brake. Probably not worth much more than the opening bid. But I'm far from an expert, so take all of this with a grain of salt. :mrgreen:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Tinker » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:55 am

yugyug wrote:Can anyone tell me anything about this old bike?:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321452207835


I was interested in buying this bike for a project and made some enquiries. Seems its a roadster probably dates anywhere from 1915ish to 30s date era.

Contacted the guy about the size and he stated it was a 60cm frame. Further discusion with Clydesdale Scot on the size and we're of the opinion that is misleading as the frame doesn't look that big. Apparently those old frames measure longer in the seat bar, due to laid back/shallow angle. Actual standover height is not comparable to modern steep seat bar bikes(as per Warren's assement).

I picked up another bike for my project so my need for it was no more.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barkmadly » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:02 pm

Yes, older than the 50's. I reckon mid 20's - mid 30's. A good quality roadster in its day. Probably worth $50 or so. Go on - take pity on the old girl and keep it rolling.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby yugyug » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:20 pm

Thanks for the info - I'm learning! :)
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Postby rangersac » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:14 pm

Nice Bundy for those with coin
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Mixtes aren't my thing but this one looks nice
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:05 pm

"would be a fun project", nah it probably wouldn't.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yeronga/ ... 1050615016


"suits someone tall", and double jointed too by the looks of the bars.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/west-end ... 1049593902


And i don't know quite where to start with this one. $650 for a Merida 907 frame is bonkers, the other stuff is way, way past bonkers.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/deceptio ... 1034280703
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:07 pm

ldrcycles wrote:"suits someone tall", and double jointed too by the looks of the bars.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/west-end ... 1049593902

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Anyone have a clue as to what the black thing on the TT is?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby utedeej » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:39 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:"suits someone tall", and double jointed too by the looks of the bars.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/west-end ... 1049593902

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Anyone have a clue as to what the black thing on the TT is?


Never seen one before, but guessing that it is a remote switch to flick the dynohub down.
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