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

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Postby find_bruce » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:54 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:And I challenge anyone to find a photo of Coppi riding any bike in 1960.
The photog would have to have been quick, seeing as how Coppi died on the 2nd day of 1960. It would seem somewhat unlikely that he was drinking a cuppa on a leisurely ride round the track the day before he died from malaria caught in Burkina Faso in December 1959.

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Postby Derny Driver » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:26 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:except is is taken in 1936 and is Dutch cyclist Piet van Kempen circling the track, while reading a newspaper and sipping tea, at Wembley during a six day cycling event. Photo by Derek Berwin.

Yes that photo has been widely circulated on the internet and I have called it out more than once. It doesnt even look remotely like Coppi.

Theres another one of Kay Werner Neilsen riding the vertical advertising hoardings at Aarhus in the 50s which is being circulated as Matthew Gilmore in the 90s, again looks nothing like Matt and its not a trick he ever did anyway.

But its the internet hey, and no-one bothers to check anything before re-sharing the falsehoods...

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Postby P!N20 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:51 am

This might be of interest to somebody on here: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-y ... F-bicycles

If it's legit, the price seems pretty good to me.

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Postby hazarama » Tue May 02, 2017 8:46 pm

P!N20 wrote:If it's legit..

Dubious .. looks more like bicycle from the subcontinent that are still in production

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Postby hazarama » Fri May 05, 2017 11:21 pm

Nice old Sunbeam frame on Gumtree in Adelaide going for $120

From the listing:

I have owned this bike for 50+ years before that it was my Uncles
A piece of Adelaide history originally "build by P Beard of Kilkenny"


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Postby Johnj » Sat May 20, 2017 8:19 pm

Speedwell coasters on the Bay. Maybe I should ask for royalties? Squishing the rectangular image to fit on the square coasters doesn't look real flash.

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Postby bychosis » Sun May 21, 2017 7:48 am

Really came to his senses. Yesterday it was $1400, obviously too high now it's at an even grand.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fletche ... 1148271427
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Postby rkelsen » Sun May 21, 2017 8:50 am

bychosis wrote:Really came to his senses. Yesterday it was $1400, obviously too high now it's at an even grand.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fletche ... 1148271427

"Collectable"

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Postby P!N20 » Mon May 29, 2017 9:48 am

Interesting 'Bilyard' with alleged Tasmanian heritage: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lenah-v ... F-bicycles

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Postby old steel Bikes » Mon May 29, 2017 1:19 pm

P!N20 wrote:Interesting 'Bilyard' with alleged Tasmanian heritage: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lenah-v ... F-bicycles


Did you see the brake hood on one of the levers??? The brakes look different too

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Postby P!N20 » Mon May 29, 2017 1:53 pm

^ Looks a bit like those Shockstop things that there's a thread on here about.

Edit: My Dad who rode bikes in Tasmania in the 50's had a vague recollection that Bilyard was English, but he wasn't entirely sure.

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Postby scratchman » Mon May 29, 2017 6:38 pm

looks interesting, and once again claims it's a converted track bike, seem to hear that a bit,
and it's not, of course :roll:
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon May 29, 2017 10:49 pm

I agree that the left brake hood appears to have one of the Shockstop 'honking' rubbers.
It appears that Bilyard was a Tasmanian company, but their advertising for bicycles stopped abruptly in March 1950
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Postby Discodan » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:38 pm

A Bertoni frame, may be of interest. No idea of the quality/value but I'm always tempted by shiny things and it's my size

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/172714073302?ul_noapp=true
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Postby P!N20 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:50 am

^ Saw that on Gumtree for $250, which I thought was a good buy, so $150 is a bargain!

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Postby bychosis » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:38 pm

bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.

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Postby hazarama » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:31 pm

ha ha

excellent condition for it's age very very well looked after


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Postby Rob74 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:14 pm

Funny side of retro

SADDLE-TURBO-RED-YELLOW-BLACK

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Postby metalrideroz » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:57 pm

Steel Lemond with cantis, can see a reynolds decal on downtube,
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mayland ... 1150969052

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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:25 am

"Will swap for 4x4 recovery gear"
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/nambour ... 1146292939

"As the attached pictures show, this 30+ yr old bike is in excellent condition" attached pictures show dirty clunker with bent forks
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/banksia ... 1093995746

"VGC" except for massive bend in top tube complete with rust spot
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/glass-h ... 1149572618
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Postby uart » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:06 pm

ldrcycles wrote:"
"VGC" except for massive bend in top tube complete with rust spot
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/glass-h ... 1149572618


Well spotted. I nearly didn't notice that at first glance.

Looks like there might be a smaller (but matching) bend on the down tube just above the shift levers. It's obviously had a nice firm front end impact.

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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:29 pm

Malvern Star Double XX. Jolly expensive, but it's all there and they aren't exactly common.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star ... Sw-3FZNWRI
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Postby rkelsen » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:03 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Malvern Star Double XX. Jolly expensive, but it's all there and they aren't exactly common.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star ... Sw-3FZNWRI

Brunswick == stolen

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