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 akq » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:46 am

This is a quirky thing I picked up a few weeks back,its an old Singer sewing machine base and the old fella(95 years old) I bought it off had converted it into a fixie.Lol Old crank and block chain(I believe) now its a foot powered grinder/sharpenerImage

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Postby grantw » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:58 pm

A treadlie :-)
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Postby rkelsen » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:45 pm

clever. I like it. :)
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Postby akq » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:50 pm

Me too!Thought it might be of interest,just shows what some people get up too,kind of ingenious,dont know if he "pedalled" with the same leg
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:59 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Looks like will go for big $'s ... :(


Speaking of going for big $'s...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111205939638 ... 1438.l2649

So much for sniping a bargain on that one... :-/
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Postby sunho » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:23 pm

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... ID=EBAY-AU
350 Moser in Sydney.
Look at that front brake if you can.. I'm sure this is worth a good penny
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:53 pm

Campag Delta! Id love that bike, but I reckon itll go for a bit. Its an interesting front wheel as well. What is it?

EDIT: Reading the description properly, it's only a frame. $350 is alright, but it wouldve been better if it did come with the brakes and wheels.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wakatuki » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:50 pm

Instead of threads collapsing, how about some collapsing bikes :) http://goo.gl/LbNbmM
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:04 pm

This one looked interesting... but I was too late...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/warwick/ ... 1031521397

Obviously not in showroom condition and fitment, but all indications are to it being rather tasty.

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:52 pm

Sigh, second today. What's a bloke to do?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:13 pm

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1377586550
Wow.. This won't go cheap. Popcorn in the microwave.
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Postby Rob74 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:14 pm

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Postby t-rav » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:51 am

barefoot wrote:This one looked interesting... but I was too late...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/warwick/ ... 1031521397

Obviously not in showroom condition and fitment, but all indications are to it being rather tasty.

tim


Funnily enough I picked up the bike this morning. I gave the guy a ring on the weekend. It sounded too small and Warwick is a long drive. He told me he was travelling to Brisbane on Tuesday, so I said on the off chance you still have it on Tuesday maybe I could meet you in Brisbane, and left it at that. So I was surprised when I got a text yesterday afternoon. Seemed like most people that were interested were interstate and wanted him to box it. He said he originally was just going to take it to salvos.

Anyway, turns out this guy worked at Hoffy cycles through his teenage years, working and sweeping the shop floor for 12 dollars on a Saturday. He said he was given the bike at the shop by Hendren or Hoffy in early 80's. Sounds like he did some frame building as well, telling me he brazed his first frame there!

The bike was filthy and still had cobwebs and get it home and it seems like the RHS dropout has been repaired, maybe at Hoffy and perhaps why he was given the bike.

I'll have a better inspection later.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:56 am

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toowoomb ... 1031720335

Pretty interesting bike. I imagine that Adams aero groupset is pretty rare. It is meant to be quite low end stuff if I'm not mistaken, but wasn't around long, so probably quite collectable. Interesting cable rounting for the the RD
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Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:10 am

t-rav wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toowoomba-4350/bicycles/premier-aero-steel-frame/1031720335

Pretty interesting bike. I imagine that Adams aero groupset is pretty rare. It is meant to be quite low end stuff if I'm not mistaken, but wasn't around long, so probably quite collectable. Interesting cable rounting for the the RD


Yea that's a cool one, the brakes in particular. I've only seen one other Premier before, a ladies 3 speed I had a while back. Only seen one pair of those pedals too, on a Bridgestone Picnica folder.
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Postby tyliftw » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:34 am

Spotted this on eBay. Just my size, and very tempting for another retro build. I think it belongs to another BNAer too.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Shogun-Katan ... 6ce&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:54 pm

t-rav wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toowoomba-4350/bicycles/premier-aero-steel-frame/1031720335

Pretty interesting bike. I imagine that Adams aero groupset is pretty rare. It is meant to be quite low end stuff if I'm not mistaken, but wasn't around long, so probably quite collectable. Interesting cable rounting for the the RD


So that's what it looked like. I've the same frame and bits of the group set in the shed. From memory the frames were built by one of the better Japanese frame builders and even might have been one of the first aero tubed frames built.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:57 pm

morini wrote:
t-rav wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toowoomba-4350/bicycles/premier-aero-steel-frame/1031720335

Pretty interesting bike. I imagine that Adams aero groupset is pretty rare. It is meant to be quite low end stuff if I'm not mistaken, but wasn't around long, so probably quite collectable. Interesting cable rounting for the the RD


So that's what it looked like. I've the same frame and bits of the group set in the shed. From memory the frames were built by one of the better Japanese frame builders and even might have been one of the first aero tubed frames built.


What has me though is the steel wheels?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby t-rav » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:01 pm

Interesting headset also, stronglight maybe?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:36 pm

t-rav wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/toowoomba-4350/bicycles/premier-aero-steel-frame/1031720335

Pretty interesting bike. I imagine that Adams aero groupset is pretty rare. It is meant to be quite low end stuff if I'm not mistaken, but wasn't around long, so probably quite collectable. Interesting cable rounting for the the RD


3-4 weeks ago I posted pics of my aero frame gemini with the same frame and groupset and a standish aero frame as well..
Yes the frames are very very nice , not very common, and very underated....Id be all over this if it was closer to home.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:49 pm

t-rav wrote:Interesting headset also, stronglight maybe?


It's Adamas as well I think. I just found one in the shed earlier tonight.
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:18 pm

A rusty one to draw out Kid Carbine?
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Postby rollin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:28 pm

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

Postby LugNut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:51 pm

A bit of a mystery here, put your caps on.
I got a feelin' somethings not right with this Hi Ten looking Apollo - Dia Compe Grand Royal brake levers and that 90s stem would indicate that someone's been messing with it. However, that crappy frame seems to have an Ishiwata 022 sticker - a high end steel found on the Apollo IV, V's and IV's? I think not...Let's do a little digging on the seller.

The seller has another interesting bike for sale - A flat bar converted road bike with mismatched 105 hub and derailleur, and Royal Compe brake calipers that match the brake levers on the lower end Apollo. Uh-huh! A clue! If the brake levers were moved from the white bike to the other, perhaps the Ishiwata 022 sticker was pulled off the white bike as well?

It's obviously a very high quality frame, with a pearlescent cream paint job. Hmm...What late 80s road bikes are made from Ishiwata and came with a pearlescent white paint job...

Why, of course! High end Apollos! It sure is a similar paint job to the one on im_no_pros Apollo IV, different fork crown and a rear fender mount would indicate slightly lower quality, so perhaps a IV?

Thankfully I'm pretty sure the seller is just Dimitri so he can let us know.
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