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

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Postby hazarama » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:44 pm

This bike caught my attention a while back on GTree with a ridiculous price of $3,000 and listed a few more times at lower amounts.

It then went to fBay and was sold three times to a buyer with 0 purchase history here,
here and here.

It's back up on fBay again with it's location as Quzhou which is quite a long way to travel from Southbank :)

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Postby trailgumby » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:39 pm

That current listing is a scam.

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Postby hazarama » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:24 pm

trailgumby wrote:That current listing is a scam.

The previous "legit" listings were pretty much a scam too with the fake bids

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Postby find_bruce » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:41 pm

For tandem lovers Vintage Blackman Tandem Bicycle - too big for me or I wouldn't be listing it here.
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Interesting chainring - looks to be a 1/2 step & then what is either a serious bailout gear or second timing chain.
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:05 pm

There was a notice in the local paper for a clearing sale on the weekend, 26" fat bikes new in boxes, Giants, Azzurris, Colnagos, and the big one, a Tom Wallace tandem!

Trouble was, my old man didn't tell me about it until 4 hours AFTER the auction was due to start :(
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:24 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Trouble was, my old man didn't tell me about it until 4 hours AFTER the auction was due to start :(


might be a hint that you have enough bikes already (in his view)
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Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:50 am

No he just forgot. My mother on the other hand...


I found a photo of said Tom Wallace tandem, looks ok but not spectacular so i feel a bit better about missing the sale.

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Postby ironhanglider » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:46 pm

ldrcycles wrote:No he just forgot. My mother on the other hand...


I found a photo of said Tom Wallace tandem, looks ok but not spectacular so i feel a bit better about missing the sale.

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I'd have thought that you'd be more disappointed about the Miele triplet, at least in a year or so...

find_bruce wrote:For tandem lovers Vintage Blackman Tandem Bicycle - too big for me or I wouldn't be listing it here.
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Interesting chainring - looks to be a 1/2 step & then what is either a serious bailout gear or second timing chain.
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That one is a beauty Bruce. If it was in Melbourne I'd be all over it despite my lack of need, or a stoker who can really fit (my wife would need the saddle sitting on the top tube). The half-step and granny chainrings were a common enough setup on touring bikes. They work well with larger jumps between cogs on the rear. I would expect that the cluster is a 14-28. As you would know, when you need low gears on a tandem, you really need low gears.

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Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:45 pm

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Postby munga » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:15 pm

fancy looking superlite.

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Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:32 pm

Nothing fancy but rare all the same, a Guthrie era "Swift". From the photos it looks to be identical to the Madison SR10, i'm guessing Guthrie were doing some British Leyland type badge engineering :)

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/waterlo ... 47?ref=ais
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Postby uart » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:22 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Nothing fancy but rare all the same, a Guthrie era "Swift". From the photos it looks to be identical to the Madison SR10, i'm guessing Guthrie were doing some British Leyland type badge engineering :)

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/waterlo ... 47?ref=ais


I really like the customized seat post angle. ;)

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Postby WyvernRH » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:08 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Nothing fancy but rare all the same, a Guthrie era "Swift". From the photos it looks to be identical to the Madison SR10, i'm guessing Guthrie were doing some British Leyland type badge engineering :)

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/waterlo ... 47?ref=ais


Yes, nice condition but way overpriced. Mid you I would give him a 'pineapple' for the derailleurs...

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Postby hazarama » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:21 am

Lugless Arrow for $350 in Mt Gambier

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Maybe not as impressive as the Super Speed that sold for$1,225 recently, but very nice nonetheless.

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Postby hazarama » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:52 am

Some crackers up for Auction in Adelaide this Thursday.

I especially like the Lenroc.
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Internet tells me it was sold by Scammells back in 2012 and was billed as a 1916 Lenroc Professional Grade Reynolds 531 - looks like it's picked up a bit a rust since then...

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Postby hazarama » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:20 pm

hazarama wrote:This bike caught my attention a while back on GTree with a ridiculous price of $3,000 and listed a few more times at lower amounts.

It then went to fBay and was sold three times to a buyer with 0 purchase history here,
here and here.

It's back up on fBay again with it's location as Quzhou which is quite a long way to travel from Southbank :)


and it's back up on GTree yet again

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Postby RobertFrith » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:26 am

Perth built Arrow. Seller says '50s but it looks much older to me. Dawes saddle seems wrong but otherwise it looks original (and worn). Lousy photos make it hard to judge condition and the asking price of $550 is optimistic methinks.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/midland/ ... ea=4616273
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Postby bychosis » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:53 pm

Racing bike on Gumtree, $100 http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1153779094 zullo? But the stickers look dodgy.
Seller also has a thomasini listed for $1k
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Postby uart » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:22 pm

bychosis wrote:Racing bike on Gumtree, $100 http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1153779094 zullo? But the stickers look dodgy.

Interesting looking frame? Looks like bonded Aluminium, but is the main triangle carbon?

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Postby Ferrovelo » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:49 pm

In case any super tall retro fans are searching for a new bike.
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Postby GrP » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:21 pm

Nice.. :D

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Postby Ferrovelo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:47 pm

Someone in Melbourne should rescue this oldie
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Postby ldrcycles » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:30 pm

Very good buy at that price, looks like it would come up a treat with some TLC.
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