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 LugNut » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:09 am

Rob74 wrote:
Typhoon Ken wrote:Thanks Special Agent Cooper it saves us doing it.


Meh....Ignore that...gather your own info...always plenty to be had...location and hence shipping/freight is oft the challenge

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Postby Kermit TF » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:58 pm

I sat and watched the last 5 mins of that Abeni auction....and my wife sat beside me with an angry distrusting look :evil:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:09 pm

Kermit TF wrote:I sat and watched the last 5 mins of that Abeni auction....and my wife sat beside me with an angry distrusting look :evil:
Ho hummm life goes on...


LOL...KTF..maybe you needed secret communications
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barkmadly » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:26 pm

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feelthewheel wrote:Very old Malvern Star for not much coin (at the moment) ... but wouldn't being 66167 put this in the mid-1930's? Warren, (as MS guru) do you have a view on this one?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star ... 1c44687aed



i looked this up and was curious about the "gas mask grips" so when i googled that i came across this- http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/mob/col ... 6&img=6529


I am very pleased to say I scored this bike. Yes the frame number is mid 30's and the block lettering is pre 1939. Original, clean and unmolested. Very collectible. Gotta be happy with that!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Tinker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:55 pm

barkmadly wrote:I am very pleased to say I scored this bike. Yes the frame number is mid 30's and the block lettering is pre 1939. Original, clean and unmolested. Very collectible. Gotta be happy with that!


Isn't that a bit too new for you Mark? :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barkmadly » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:43 pm

So long as it's pre 1939 I am happy. Sometimes it good to put a bit of chrome back in your life rather that remnants of nickel.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:32 pm

bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:20 pm

bychosis wrote:what could go wrong?


Gee even in "very good conditions" that's a LOT :shock: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:37 pm

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

Postby rangersac » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:46 pm

$40 Superlite and Izoard. EDIT: Rob's the winner!
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Not vintage but gotta ask, what's up with the photo?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:09 pm

rangersac wrote:Shogun starting low

It's a pity that's been so badly looked after. It's really nice. Tange 2.

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

Postby mark field » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:01 am

rangersac wrote:Not vintage but gotta ask, what's up with thephoto?


my guess is that its a catalogue photo (no pedals in pic) that has had the background edited in photoshop, and not very well done either.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cage » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:59 am

rangersac wrote:Centurion which I'm sure has graced the Centurion appreciation thread at one point.


That's exactly like mine, a blue Centurion Equalizer... Its probably my Cen. that you've seen in the Cen. appreciation thread.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:15 am

mark field wrote:
rangersac wrote:Not vintage but gotta ask, what's up with thephoto?


my guess is that its a catalogue photo (no pedals in pic) that has had the background edited in photoshop, and not very well done either.


Crikey that's generous of you mark, i would have said it looks like a dog's breakfast. After the dog's eaten it! The seller's dreaming if they really reckon they'll get a grand for it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:40 am

I think he got this image
downsized it to a thumbnail, then upsized it to get the pixelation thing going, then did multiple magic wand selections, then painted the selection with black, then cropped.
certainly not the image to capture your imagination, or one to get you clicking on the buy now button.
and his third image looks like a degraded version of this photo
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:02 am



A nice bike indeed :lol: :wink: , but sadly surplus to requirements at the moment. Took it for a 50km ride round the dirt back roads of Marion Bay a few days ago and enjoyed every moment of it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:49 pm

24K Gold Surly Fat Bike

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

Postby LugNut » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:54 pm

Actually I do now, 'Why?'
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:06 pm

Is 24K gold hard enough to make a bike frame out of? I'd have thought it'd be too soft?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:41 pm

rkelsen wrote:Is 24K gold hard enough to make a bike frame out of? I'd have thought it'd be too soft?

Know what you're trying to say here, but no. Ally frame.

Might as well be made from real 24k tho', never getting ridden by a normal human. I mean, gold rotors and cassette?
Maybe it was the Sultan of Brunei's dunger?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:30 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
rkelsen wrote:Is 24K gold hard enough to make a bike frame out of? I'd have thought it'd be too soft?

Know what you're trying to say here, but no. Ally frame.

Might as well be made from real 24k tho', never getting ridden by a normal human. I mean, gold rotors and cassette?
Maybe it was the Sultan of Brunei's dunger?


when you read the entire listing description it quickly becomes less rediculous, as its reason for being made become obvious. its sale will go to a charity, i doubt it was made to be ridden. which is a good thing, and one things for sure- when it ends up on the hard rubbish pile, someone will be very lucky. it reminds me of the line Arnie says to the alien in Predator when he sees it without its face mask on for the first time- you know the one :wink:
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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 Typhoon Ken » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:43 am

clydesmcdale wrote:Trawling for Super Record came across this, not mine... wrong size, but looks good.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Colnago-Steel-Super-Mexico-Road-Bike-Campagnolo-Super-Record-11-Titanium-/131276036131?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

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I hope you're looking for new Super Record and not the old stuff, I am having a fun time searching as it is without more competition.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby yugyug » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:22 pm

LugNut wrote:24K Gold Surly Fat Bike

...I'm not even really sure what to say

That makes me so angry I want to punch my computer screen.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:16 pm

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