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?

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

Postby barefoot » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:03 pm

Somebody's getting very optimistic with the price of their old Softride:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-triathlo ... 19e5ad249d

Although, he does have a "make an offer" button. I wonder if he'd entertain an offer with one less zero than his asking price?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rheicel » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:24 pm

barefoot wrote:Somebody's getting very optimistic with the price of their old Softride:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-triathlo ... 19e5ad249d

Although, he does have a "make an offer" button. I wonder if he'd entertain an offer with one less zero than his asking price?

I guess there is no harm in trying! :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:59 pm

barefoot wrote:Somebody's getting very optimistic with the price of their old Softride:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-triathlo ... 19e5ad249d

Although, he does have a "make an offer" button. I wonder if he'd entertain an offer with one less zero than his asking price?

I love all bikes that are different or unique, but these thingys just look wrong :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:07 am

Kermit TF wrote:
barefoot wrote:Somebody's getting very optimistic with the price of their old Softride:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-triathlo ... 19e5ad249d

Although, he does have a "make an offer" button. I wonder if he'd entertain an offer with one less zero than his asking price?

I love all bikes that are different or unique, but these thingys just look wrong :roll:


I have one that looks wronger (more wrong? whatever....)
The 'aero' forks are just embarrassing (but not heavy surprisingly), especially when as I am no speed merchant these days and tend to cruise around at 30kph on the flat.
Probably why it doesn't get ridden much.

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

Postby utedeej » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:33 am

A triple does look kinda funny on a Triathlon bike :D

I think the technical word you're looking for is wrongerist
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:56 am

Kermit TF wrote:
barefoot wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-triathlon-softride-bike-/111227511965?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item19e5ad249d

I love all bikes that are different or unique, but these thingys just look wrong :roll:


That's almost certainly what attracts me to them.

I'd probably ride it about 3 times then hang it in the shed to gather dust.

I'm also fascinated by MTB linkage forks. Just because... linkage forks!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:23 pm

Richard....Thats just doing my head in :shock:
I need a panadol :mrgreen: ......I wonder if I can photoshop a seatube on it ...Lol.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:24 pm

barefoot wrote:I'm also fascinated by MTB linkage forks. Just because... linkage forks!

Linkage forks yes, lefty forks NNNOOOO! They hurt my brain, I can't stand looking at them.

I know they're strong, I understand the engineering but I hate the asymmetry & some part me of me just refuses to believe that they can exist & function without skewing the wheel off the bike at the first sight of a bump.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:41 pm

I need some mates to come for a ride. With their wallets!!!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bicycle-7-se ... 20db7275c6
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:20 pm

This looks quite good at the moment
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Postby Imwit » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:44 pm

Old gets the coin..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:34 am

grantw wrote:This looks quite good at the moment


Good god almighty it's the holy grail of eBay listings.


Pick up only a long way from the city.
'Campagnolo gearing' turns out to be 50th Anniversary Super Record.

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

Postby familyguy » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:32 am

Yeap, the Marinoni is gonna go up sharpish. Crap Shimano brake levers though!

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

Postby utedeej » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:44 am

familyguy wrote:Yeap, the Marinoni is gonna go up sharpish. Crap Shimano brake levers though!

Jim


Yeah, i don't think anybody should bid on it with those horrible shimano brake levers. Imagine the mental anguish if you actually bought it had to keep searching for the correct brake levers, it would become all encompassing, your work and family life would suffer, your hair would fall out.

Not worth the risk if you ask me. I recommend that nobody bids on it. Honestly, i'm doing you a favour :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:29 am

utedeej wrote:
familyguy wrote:Yeap, the Marinoni is gonna go up sharpish. Crap Shimano brake levers though!

Jim


Yeah, i don't think anybody should bid on it with those horrible shimano brake levers. Imagine the mental anguish if you actually bought it had to keep searching for the correct brake levers, it would become all encompassing, your work and family life would suffer, your hair would fall out.

Not worth the risk if you ask me. I recommend that nobody bids on it. Honestly, i'm doing you a favour :D


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

Postby koen » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:57 am

And a well used partial gruppo is not worth much anyway. Certainly not worth a bid :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:06 pm

Looking at the Marinoni closely its only the gear levers, calipers, cranks without dustcaps and maybe seat post that is 5oth ..probably mechs but we can't see.
Its a long way to pickup tho!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:33 pm

Well he's had an offer of $600 for it so far...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby lobstermash » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:46 pm

grantw wrote: I thank the lobster it's too big, can see it getting out of control


Whoa, when did I become a deity??? :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:26 pm

lobstermash wrote:
grantw wrote: I thank the lobster it's too big, can see it getting out of control


Whoa, when did I become a deity??? :shock:


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

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:52 pm

Did someone here buy this Look? I think its a Bernard Hinault Look(Reynolds 653). The Tri A is still available for $85 though.
www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-region/b ... 1033277275

And can anyone confirm if the FD and RD on this are Superbe Pro? Description says its Shimano, but it looks Superbe Pro to me.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fairligh ... 1033091515
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby lobstermash » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:03 pm

grantw wrote:
lobstermash wrote:
grantw wrote: I thank the lobster it's too big, can see it getting out of control


Whoa, when did I become a deity??? :shock:


Highly recommended :)


Ah, I'm a regular reader, but only discovered the blog recently. Thanks for edumacating me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:07 pm

grantw wrote:Well he's had an offer of $600 for it so far...


I haven't been follwing prices too much lately on ebay but that would be a reasonable offer to me. (I am not bidding but that would be my top offer)
You just wouldn't want to think the campag was worth way too much. The premium is coming for new complete gruppos.
But it is a nice thing to have so just depends on how much you have to spare at xmas I spose. I hope for the seller he gets plenty.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:11 pm

QuangVuong wrote:...And can anyone confirm if the FD and RD on this are Superbe Pro? Description says its Shimano, but it looks Superbe Pro to me.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fairligh ... 1033091515


Nope, I can't help. Pics are OK'ish, but not OK enough to get a decent look. That is an OK price for what it looks like. My question would be... where is it in the Centurion hierarchy? Forks look to be badged Tange. Is the frame plain gauge tubing? Either way, Tange I guess. Looks like a Tange label bottom of ST, where bike shop stickers normally go. But I could be wrong-stabbing on that.
Being in Fairlight, it's had it's share of maritime air, and it shows; though any buyer would want to be sure it's surface-only. I can't touch it right now, though tempted to offer him $50. :|
Someone here with knowledge of Centurion history may still help. At this time of year a lot of people are distracted; be interesting to see how long it hangs on GT.
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
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