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Postby Zynster » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:12 pm

thumbies > stem shifters
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cotterpin » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:33 pm

I'm with you fellas. I have been thinking it's about time that stem shifters got some love. I love riding my boat anchor malvern star sportstar with stem shifters. But I normally see them as seventies or eighties. What is that bike and are the stem shifters original?

That's a beautiful old light weight road bike, probably built around the late 50's early 60's.
Originally the levers would have been mounted on the main bar or handlebar end mounted.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:27 pm

LugNut wrote:
grantw wrote:Nice looking Hillman in Victoria


I love that font. Great bike.


Whoa... whacky/psychedelic. I'm hearin' The Small Faces
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:31 pm

Campione and Avanti steel frames with wheels for only $30
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bossley- ... 1026080335
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:12 pm

Too small for me, otherwise there's no way I'd be listing it here....

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Postby Discodan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:27 pm

Nice, but a bit rich at $60

Dan wrote:Too small for me, otherwise there's no way I'd be listing it here....

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

Postby LugNut » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:44 pm

This is interesting... Early 70s rando style thing. Some really early Japanese stuff mixed in with the usual European components, I've never seen high quality Sugino cottered cranks before. Don't know anything about Royal Star apart from the obvious British name. Cinelli Campion Del Monde bar is an odd choice for a touring/randonneur, such deep drops!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:46 pm

Also - now THAT is a Shogun Metro. :D I built a Metro 'ghetto grinder', handled like a fridge as you'd expect.

*edit* Sorry, sorry I keep finding cool stuff.

Somebody jump on this Centurion Tri Master, it's a fair price. It's hard to see past the bars but there is a really nice bike behind them :shock:
Centurion Tri-ohjesusthosebars

Ah, that's nice. Beautifully kept Nishiki

Bridgestone's are quite rare in Aus, and this Bridgestone Spica is actually a fairly nicely specced bike. Google it and you will see people in the states have done some good things with them.
But where is Beechboro?...

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

Postby LugNut » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:38 pm

Oh gee, three posts in a row... Gumtree hath delivered today.

If you're 5 foot 9 get down to McKinnon. This guy has two very interesting bikes for sale:
Touring bike made out of Reynolds 531ST, 'handbuilt wheels' with a nice fork rake. 53cm is too small for anybody I know, otherwise I'd be game.
touring bicycle

Also a Hillman MTB, with the highly collectable Deore XT thumbies, handbuilt wheels and Blackburn racks.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:56 pm

LugNut wrote:Oh gee, three posts in a row... Gumtree hath delivered today.

If you're 5 foot 9 get down to McKinnon. This guy has two very interesting bikes for sale:
Touring bike made out of Reynolds 531ST, 'handbuilt wheels' with a nice fork rake. 53cm is too small for anybody I know, otherwise I'd be game.
touring bicycle

Also a Hillman MTB, with the highly collectable Deore XT thumbies, handbuilt wheels and Blackburn racks.
"Hillman"


Plenty of nice bikes to be found in Melbourne. To bad nice bikes have been a bit thin on the ground in Brisvegas of late. :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:06 pm

I think it's a grass is greener thing - Any nice bikes I find always seem to be up your way, while anything in Melbourne is twice as expensive and half as good. Those two being the exception...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:56 pm

LugNut wrote:Also a Hillman MTB, with the highly collectable Deore XT thumbies, handbuilt wheels and Blackburn racks.
"Hillman"


Highly collectable you say, I think I might have a pair of those lying around :) .

I know I have a Blackburn rack, are they a good thing? (and what makes a rack good anyway?) I've got an old Australian made tourer frame that i'll probably use it on when I get around to it.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:09 pm

I've got 3 or 4 Blackburn mtn racks collecting dust in the garage.
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Postby LugNut » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:30 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
LugNut wrote:Also a Hillman MTB, with the highly collectable Deore XT thumbies, handbuilt wheels and Blackburn racks.
"Hillman"


Highly collectable you say, I think I might have a pair of those lying around :) .

Legendary among retro grouches. $64.75 USD seems to be about the average for used ones, there's a few nicer sets that sold for $90 :| It's the best that Thumb Shifters ever got before Shimano brought out trigger shifters, which need replacing every 3 years and make lots of money in aftermarket repairs... That's if you subscribe to the great Bicycle Components Conspiracy Theory... :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:48 pm

LugNut wrote:That's if you subscribe to the great Bicycle Components Conspiracy Theory... :wink:


You bet I do! That's my thinking behind the big switch away from 27" wheels in the late 80s, I love them just as much as I love thumb shifters on a MTB.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dimitrizee » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:59 pm

Lo Res photos …maybe a 1989 REPCO Eurosport Tria?


Looks like a lowish end Repco; 90's Superlight type? Brake calipers and levers and RD gives it away..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:04 pm

Damnit. Just remembered I'm (meant to be) searching for a touring bike for a friend, that one I posted yesterday was perfect... :roll: Sold. I need to write these things down.

*edit update* Contacted seller and he withdrew it due to a crack in the frame - what a pity.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wazza » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:24 pm

morini wrote:......Anyone lucky enough to pick up this Alan for $100?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/broadbea ... 1026004027

So who here got the Alan? I just missed :x

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Postby Dan » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:45 pm

Your size LOOK in France. Free shipping, though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:47 pm

Looks like a 25" frame sounds fancy....Whats a Decarlo worth?

Some suggest not much
Others suggest even less

Any Idea of the frame tubing?
....at $30 it would make donor period 105 kit.

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

Postby grantw » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:55 pm

I've alwy wanted Mavis wheels :-)
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Postby ldrcycles » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:34 pm

:shock: It's the mythical half-decent DeCarlo!!! I KNEW there had to be such a thing! Hard to tell from those photos but I don't reckon those are pressed dropouts, in which case i'd guess at some plain gauge Tange?

Not a snowball's chance in hell of being worth $300 though :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby pentlandexile » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:09 am

Any BNA'ers near Richmond VIC who could pick up a frame for me and put it to one side while I work out how to get it back to Brisbane? Karma, return favour sort of setup?
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