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 singlespeedscott » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:19 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Must remember to get myself a life instead of trawling overseas auction sites, but this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bianchi-vinta ... 4d20f9a269

... was just too awful not to post for a laugh. Love the seller's (lack of) explanation.

Whats scary is the 4 bids on a gas pipe Bianchi.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:36 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:Must remember to get myself a life instead of trawling overseas auction sites, but this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bianchi-vinta ... 4d20f9a269

... was just too awful not to post for a laugh. Love the seller's (lack of) explanation.

Whats scary is the 4 bids on a gas pipe Bianchi.


What's scarier is 4 bids on a gas pipe Bianchi that's obviously had a head-on at some point.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:46 am

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

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:29 am

But it's just the "front bar" that needs straightening. :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby 5 star freak » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:42 am

:idea: Easy fix. Turn the steering around 180degrees and ride into another wall .That should push the fork back into shape. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:20 pm

How not to sell a nice bike. A big (63cm) Klein Quantum Race with 105 and Ultegra bits that was listed as "Bike" finished this morning. Listed at $120 with no bids for 6 days but a few people found it in the end and it went for $278.51. Still an absolute pittance for such a beautiful bit of gear.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141352540103 ... 1438.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:46 pm

"Has high positioned handlebar so you don't have to crouch on it like a cockroach!!!!!"
"No back pain bike"
No prizes for guessing what would be causing you pain though..

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rear-wheel-a ... 1b7&_uhb=1



Says Mongoose tandem but looks like a Malvern Star.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MONGOOSE-VIN ... c44&_uhb=1


BSA 20, i didn't know they were ever sold as BSAs.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-B-S-A-B ... f15&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby simon.young » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:06 pm

ldrcycles wrote:How not to sell a nice bike. A big (63cm) Klein Quantum Race with 105 and Ultegra bits that was listed as "Bike" finished this morning. Listed at $120 with no bids for 6 days but a few people found it in the end and it went for $278.51. Still an absolute pittance for such a beautiful bit of gear.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141352540103 ... 1438.l2649


WHAATTT?! Damn missed that one...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:16 pm

My cup runneth over with weird stuff tonight!

Bars to make you cry
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MENS-VINTAGE ... b5c&_uhb=1


And a frame to make you cry
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Momo-synchro ... 353&_uhb=1
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:36 pm

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

Postby geoff_tewierik » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:59 pm

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

Postby bychosis » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:11 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Dodge-o-meter off the charts
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-bicycles-f ... aaa&_uhb=1


Can't count? Do you get to choose your five? Either way looks like someone has been doing the rounds of the council clean ups.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:34 pm

bychosis wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Dodge-o-meter off the charts
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-bicycles-f ... aaa&_uhb=1


Can't count? Do you get to choose your five? Either way looks like someone has been doing the rounds of the council clean ups.

thats where they should stay :x
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:44 pm

ldrcycles wrote:My cup runneth over with weird stuff tonight!

Bars to make you cry
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MENS-VINTAGE ... b5c&_uhb=1


And a frame to make you cry
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Momo-synchro ... 353&_uhb=1


you can fit at least 4 sets of brake levers on those pretzils. imagine trying to put new bar tape on, only to find your about 4cm short at the end(if you can find the end) and having to start again. :shock:

put the bars and frame together and then you have a bike for some serious action. all the way to the tip.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The Fixer » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:27 pm

bychosis wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Dodge-o-meter off the charts
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-bicycles-f ... aaa&_uhb=1


Can't count? Do you get to choose your five? Either way looks like someone has been doing the rounds of the council clean ups.


There are a couple there which caught my eye, but most of them I'd only wreck for parts.

We do a lot of s-boxes like this up at our Men's Shed, and sell them cheaply to the needy. But only if they're fairly reasonable to start with.

By the time we/I am through with them, they're often better than when they were new. And they DO sell, as long as you don't expect a
stupid price.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:45 am

ldrcycles wrote:"Has high positioned handlebar so you don't have to crouch on it like a cockroach!!!!!"


I guess Mr Hinch is due for an upgrade?


BSA 20, i didn't know they were ever sold as BSAs.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-B-S-A-B ... f15&_uhb=1


Looks to be the same colour as my BSA Twenty. Mine had a bizarre half-banana seat and lower riser bars on it. It's currently hanging on a hook in the shed with no saddle, drop bars and hot pink BMX wheels (but the original bits are in a box somewhere...)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:54 pm

Nice Ricardo but that much?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:01 pm

rangersac wrote:Some vintage Trek Carbon action


QV gon' be all over this one! 8)

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

Postby yugyug » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:46 pm

familyguy wrote:
rangersac wrote:Some vintage Trek Carbon action


QV gon' be all over this one! 8)

Jim


If so he might be paying more than normal - in another thread he's been giving away the inside skizzy on what to look for with these bikes.. :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:45 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Dodge-o-meter off the charts
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-bicycles-f ... aaa&_uhb=1

It seems fleabay doesn't like dodgy sellers trying to avoid their fees - all his listings are gooone
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eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:41 pm

A shogun for Edward longshanks, bit too much vaso on the lens though http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1052726735
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:52 pm

Does this have black Dura Ace and MAvic hubs? Frame looks quality
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/avalon/b ... 1052961172

Cool Look Aeroblade 860. Never heard of them, but does look very very similar to my Kestrel 4000. It was Look's first monocoque frame as well.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/erskinev ... 1052955043

And now for the weird one. A face as the head tube badge. It is very unique, and sort of creepy looking at the same time, but I wouldnt mind owning it for the sake of it. I think someone at the NAHBS had faces on their headtube as well.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cremorne ... 1052976408

EDIT: Yes, Brian Baylis at the NAHBS did have an almost identical face. Were these avaiable as a framebuilding part to add onto headtubes? If it were, I sort of want to stick one onto my Bundy.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby duncan16v » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:16 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Does this have black Dura Ace and MAvic hubs? Frame looks quality
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/avalon/b ... 1052961172

Cool Look Aeroblade 860. Never heard of them, but does look very very similar to my Kestrel 4000. It was Look's first monocoque frame as well.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/erskinev ... 1052955043

And now for the weird one. A face as the head tube badge. It is very unique, and sort of creepy looking at the same time, but I wouldnt mind owning it for the sake of it. I think someone at the NAHBS had faces on their headtube as well.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cremorne ... 1052976408

EDIT: Yes, Brian Baylis at the NAHBS did have an almost identical face. Were these avaiable as a framebuilding part to add onto headtubes? If it were, I sort of want to stick one onto my Bundy.
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They're called Stickfaces by a now defunct company called Bikelangelo. I found some information here http://www.hocusmanila.com/main/category/newoldbikes/page/2/
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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 ldrcycles » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:10 am

Creepy as hell :(
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