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 morini » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:59 am

Imwit wrote:
That article is posted in the ebay ad.
You reckon if Jack said it was then that's that?
(I don't know anything of Jack Walsh besides what the seller sprouts)


You could always go and have a look at it and get back to us. :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:30 am

Most expensive Raleigh in Australia?
You can tell plenty about this Ricardo from the photo
What is this flippin' travesty of a fork doing on this?
Need to inspect the top tube and forks but this Ricardo could be decent
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:08 pm

rangersac wrote:You can tell plenty about this Ricardo from the photo

Does this description tell you anymore ?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:41 pm

find_bruce wrote:Does this description tell you anymore ?


Hey it's FuNkY green!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:12 pm

rangersac wrote:Need to inspect the top tube and forks but this Ricardo could be decent

... indeed. About a 56? Looks in very good shape. And away from salt air, if that's where it's been.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:22 pm

rangersac wrote:A lovely but rather optimistically priced Claud Butler

Maybe just to advertise "Australia's leading vintage cycling workshop"
They haven't been to mine :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:10 pm

frailer5 wrote:
rangersac wrote:Need to inspect the top tube and forks but this Ricardo could be decent

... indeed. About a 56? Looks in very good shape. And away from salt air, if that's where it's been.

It does look to be in good nick. I would say its a 58cm c-t seat tube though.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:12 pm

rangersac wrote:A lovely but rather optimistically priced Claud Butler

Looks nice but is definitely overproiced by $1000. Their dreaming if they think it's a 57 cm c-c seat tube. Based on the 27" wheels and the long steerer tube I reckon its more like a 24" seat tube c-t.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:46 pm

rangersac wrote:Most expensive Raleigh in Australia?


Yea but portacatena. I'm not saying it makes it worth that much, but there's certainly not many of them round.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:12 pm

Spotted a bike on gumtree yesterday, like this one. Contemplated buying it, but could find any details online and the ad only said orange road bike, no size or anything. At $120 was probably a fair price. No detail, no idea of size, difficult to arrange pickup meant I held off.

Flippers at work: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cameron- ... 1041238016 now it's $325 24hrs later.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:26 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
rangersac wrote:A lovely but rather optimistically priced Claud Butler

Looks nice but is definitely overpriced by $1000. Their dreaming if they think it's a 57 cm c-c seat tube. Based on the 27" wheels and the long steerer tube I reckon its more like a 24" seat tube c-t.


+1 on both counts. As a CB enthusiast I would probably go a little more than $200 but not much. I ride 22.5" by preference so that is at least a 23.5" frame (60cm). Very late 80's too I would say.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:31 pm

bychosis wrote:Spotted a bike on gumtree yesterday, like this one. Contemplated buying it, but could find any details online and the ad only said orange road bike, no size or anything. At $120 was probably a fair price. No detail, no idea of size, difficult to arrange pickup meant I held off.

Flippers at work: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cameron- ... 1041238016 now it's $325 24hrs later.

There is a good chance the frame is cracked anyway. Looks like they had fixed the seatpost issue, but the headtube is the same old poor design & prone to cracking from the top & bottom & past the weld on either side.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:16 pm

morini wrote:
Imwit wrote:
That article is posted in the ebay ad.
You reckon if Jack said it was then that's that?
(I don't know anything of Jack Walsh besides what the seller sprouts)


You could always go and have a look at it and get back to us. :D



Does the big hand painted sign of Jack Walsh still sit above his old shop? if so there needs to be some kind of forum topic discussing its rescue and perhaps donation to a cycling museum. it was a big sign too big for a one man job to "rescue". anyone think same??
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:20 pm

I believe it is. I do remember seeing it a couple weeks ago.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:03 pm

QuangVuong wrote:I believe it is. I do remember seeing it a couple weeks ago.

for those, like me, who aren't familiar with the subject sign
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:30 am

Beats me... do people really want to sell stuff, or just drive you mad so you have to ask obvious questions? Wrong size, wrong state, but this 57cm. looks like it may be orright.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:31 am

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Colnago desperate for rescuing from quill stem adaptor folly
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Surely bent seat stays?
Can I find a way to wear these whilst riding my De Rosa?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:45 am

rangersac wrote:Surely bent seat stays?

Yep. Easily fixable, but definitely not at that price. It's gaspipe, after all...

I'd say they tried to bend the stays to take a 130mm hub and botched it.

It has been up for sale on that site for a long time.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:31 pm

Any QLDs get this? Its got a really tight rear triangle, and looks to be well built. Wonder what it is, esp with the CS pantographing?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:38 pm

This is earlier than my field of knowledge, but I like the look of this.
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And this is interesting. What is going on with those angles! I'm guessing it's an American built Raleigh? Because I don't think the British arm built anything like that
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:51 am

And from the other side of the fence...
700c Shogun Ground Breaker running Deore LX. Switch the flat bars with drop bars and it becomes a cheap cyclocross bike or commuter.

Same seller also had a neat little Apollo Himilaya for sale.

Pretty little 90s Ribble Road bike.

Late 90s Claud Butler step through. Looks like a half decent frame buried under some rubbish components, fully butted with forged drop outs, tapered seat stay caps and Reynolds something (501?) tubing.

One for those with some shed space :D Too cool!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:45 am

Steel something with good bits on it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby adam_b83 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:39 pm

That Reid 'stayer' ladies bike is pretty funny!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Imwit » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:35 pm

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

Postby koen » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:33 pm


yeah I am watching that but I don't think I'll go up with it much.
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