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

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:07 am

find_bruce wrote:
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While it is always possible that it is just the usual dodgy photography, my best guess is that this was a time trial bike with funny bike geometry & some joker has replaced the 650 front wheel & fork with a 700C.


Yep spot on. There was one of those bikes at the Noosa Strade Bianche show on the weekend with the correct fork and front wheel. I'd be all over that if it wasn't at the other end of the country :( .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:37 am

A new highwater mark for ebay photography :lol:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bikes-Foldin ... 20d67a35b7
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:05 am

Shot from the other side of some frosted bathroom privacy glass?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:06 am

24" front, actually.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:23 am

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

Postby bychosis » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:00 pm

road bike description says good bike, good brand. Sme people have no idea how to sell stuff. Photo says more, can see the word CADEX.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby adam_b83 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:04 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
find_bruce wrote:
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While it is always possible that it is just the usual dodgy photography, my best guess is that this was a time trial bike with funny bike geometry & some joker has replaced the 650 front wheel & fork with a 700C.


Yep spot on. There was one of those bikes at the Noosa Strade Bianche show on the weekend with the correct fork and front wheel. I'd be all over that if it wasn't at the other end of the country :( .


i messaged this guy to see if he has the original forks. no luck :(
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Postby find_bruce » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:25 pm


Forks dogma style :)
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Postby Yankers » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:40 pm

find_bruce wrote:There is something not quite right with this shogun

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While it is always possible that it is just the usual dodgy photography, my best guess is that this was a time trial bike with funny bike geometry & some joker has replaced the 650 front wheel & fork with a 700C.

This one is very interesting...
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Postby munga » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:43 pm

interesting trying to find a 24" fork and then even more interesting trying to find a 24" wheel, and the even more interesting trying to find a 24" tyre!

or you could get some butterfly bars and pop mad wheelies on it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Yankers » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:55 am

I reckon I could find a wheel np (or at least one to rebuild). The fork is a real problem, as others have said. Tyre...
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Postby Yankers » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:59 am

Interesting saddle position vs the BB. Even with the lower front end if you get the right fork/wheel on there the saddle is a long way behind - pretty much the polar opposite of the current accepted norm for Triathlon bikes.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:32 pm

Put disc tabs on it, 26" wheels, suspension fork and go ride some downhill? It's almost the easier option...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:55 pm

Also, for anyone playing at home - I got it. Just don't look at what I payed for it. :P What's a big stack of money when you could own a tandem instead!!! It was under my maximum bid and what I was expecting to pay, and I'm very excited to go and see it. Now for the next problem, how to transport a Tandem from Shepparton...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:27 pm

LugNut wrote:Also, for anyone playing at home - I got it. Just don't look at what I payed for it. :P What's a big stack of money when you could own a tandem instead!!! It was under my maximum bid and what I was expecting to pay, and I'm very excited to go and see it. Now for the next problem, how to transport a Tandem from Shepparton...


Well done.

I'll be driving from Canberra to Melbourne at the end of September. :wink: Shepparton is not a long way off the Hume and it's only a bit over an hour away from Melbourne.


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

Postby grantw » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:42 pm

Well done, a good buy, and can I have the name of your accountant :-)

There are some good tandem roof rack adapters available these days transport should be a breeze. Though some people can cram them into cars not much larger than a Honda jazz, well exactly the same size as one actually.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby nezumi » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:02 pm

Here's a nice bike, you just have to do a handstand to see it

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Merida-Ride- ... _45wt_1328
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Postby scratchman » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:29 pm

nezumi wrote:Here's a nice bike, you just have to do a handstand to see it

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Merida-Ride- ... _45wt_1328

it's the down under model :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
Rob74 wrote:Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?.

...I'd have thought the small wheels would make the bike unstable?

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Nah, they're 700c. That's Toolongs touring bike :wink:


...Mulger Bill...I'm all but 6ft 5" & using traditional 25" Steel Frames... a "fist full of seat post is where its at" to quote SSS, if they were 700c rims that frame would be approx 29"...so you would have to be 7ft + to ride that...I hear TLL is big but that is a stretch...imagine the bottom bracket frame flex!

but no.... sanity check.....20 x 1-1/8” tires

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

Postby Wazza » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:15 pm

LugNut wrote:Also, for anyone playing at home - I got it. Just don't look at what I payed for it. :P What's a big stack of money when you could own a tandem instead!!! It was under my maximum bid and what I was expecting to pay, and I'm very excited to go and see it. Now for the next problem, how to transport a Tandem from Shepparton...

Ride it with your stoker?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:17 pm

nezumi wrote:Here's a nice bike, you just have to do a handstand to see it

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Merida-Ride- ... _45wt_1328

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

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:07 pm

Did anyone get this? Looks like a nice frame, only if it were local to me
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-camp ... true&rt=nc

Cheap Softride anyone?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151101928076 ... 1438.l2649

Another seller who doesnt know what theyre selling. A Cadex which may go for cheap
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121159266348 ... 1438.l2649

Cheap Katana frame in amazing condition
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toukley/ ... 025763754#

And is this the real deal? Apparent a Kerry Hopkins. I know he's a frame builder, but what tubing did he use? Theres not that much info at all on him. Maybe Ill get it if it is good stuff.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121157587227 ... 1438.l2649

And looks like Rod Martin himself remembers the bike my bro bought, linked on the previous page. He built it and specifically remembers painting it for Nicole Hackett, an Aussie Olympian triathlete. Pretty cool to know that. Now to get my bro to agree to get it repainted to its prime condition.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:08 pm

Largish Kenevans in N Freo, sounds like it's been well cared for. $$$ though. Seller's other items also include crutches, he has a knee injury apparently..
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mosman-p ... 1025079755
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:47 am

QuangVuong wrote:Cheap Katana frame in amazing condition


geez, that's nice. Gotta be gone by now. Most of the people I work with are on the CC. I'll SMS in the vain hope it's still there.
What's the go on those triples? Moves the rear wheel closer to the ST, right? Snappier handling?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:50 am

RobertFrith wrote:Largish Kenevans in N Freo, sounds like it's been well cared for. $$$ though. Seller's other items also include crutches, he has a knee injury apparently..
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mosman-p ... 1025079755


I'm a fan of the dappled shade can't-see-any-detail photography. Much better than lens flare.
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