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

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Postby rangersac » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:47 pm

Sweet Nishki Cresta which I'd be all over if it were larger
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Postby grantw » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:50 pm

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

Postby munga » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:22 pm

you all know i'm selling my dawes galaxy, right? 52 x 56. 531. 27". $300.
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Postby Typhoon Ken » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:04 am

Over priced by about $850 View item
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Stuey » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:47 am

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Postby slidetaker » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:36 pm

I need to wash my eyes after viewing the overpriced junk... :x

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

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:51 pm

slidetaker wrote:Hillman


Dubious provenance aside - those stickers just look a little bit too new, I actually quite like that colour scheme. It's even my size. But otherwise, yes... I do agree; way overpriced.

It does raise a question I've never thought about... strictly speaking on a forward sloping TT, you should still measure it as horizontal and Effective, surely. Wonder how the seller has done it? Or is it even sloping.... is it just the way frame is sitting, sans wheels.
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Postby geoff_tewierik » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:12 pm

munga wrote:you all know i'm selling my dawes galaxy, right? 52 x 56. 531. 27". $300.
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=74079&p=1110578

Passed a Dawes on the Southbank boardwalk outside GOMA on my way home tonight.

Wasn't you was it munga?
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Postby munga » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:36 pm

correct. wasn't me. i'm too suburban for that caper. home and away and all that..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:17 pm

Carlton
..appears to part out & fixes some

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For those with coin..might be worth watching this & future listings..
"six more to list including ALAN, Sapin and Colnagos, all in beautiful condition"
Vintage-Eddy-Merckx suggested 1980 ish

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Postby QuangVuong » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:26 pm

Interesting looking frame. Wonder what a Moyes is. Apparently UK made. Anyone know?
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Postby rangersac » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:21 am

That's some serious reinforcing around the tube junctions. Must've been for someone built like King Kong.
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Postby slidetaker » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:21 am

Similar to some of the freestyle bikes joints...
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Postby WyvernRH » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:56 pm

Rob74 wrote:Carlton
..appears to part out & fixes some
Rob


Umm, not sure what the comment means :?
but...
I have seen this bike in the flesh at a Tweed Run in Newcastle. Iain has basically taken an classic real (ie pre-Raleigh) Carlton frame, had it chromed and painted and assembled it with tastefully chosen (IMHO) modern-ish parts.
Looks very nice, price is possibly a bit on the rich side for me tho'

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Postby cray- » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Lo-pro in Perth? Unknown frame, not going to identify it with one poor photo. Asking price seems a bit steep considering but maybe others can see something to justify?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-pe ... 1045355417
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Postby HappyHumber » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:48 pm

cray- wrote:Lo-pro in Perth? Unknown frame, not going to identify it with one poor photo. Asking price seems a bit steep considering but maybe others can see something to justify? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-pe ... 1045355417

Can't be too bad tubing, I guess.. those Miche Supertype posts despite being pretty heavy themselves I've only seen available in 27.0 & 27.2.
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Postby cray- » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:18 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Can't be too bad tubing, I guess.. those Miche Supertype posts despite being pretty heavy themselves I've only seen available in 27.0 & 27.2.

Fair enough, that is the kind of detective work I knew others could provide. Obviously lo-pro's are more likely to have been built for competition and high-end use (don't think K-mart were selling any back in the day =] ), it's just a shame someone has stripped it of it's heritage to create another boring Fakenago. And I just realised it is a proper track frame, not a road conversion so there's that. Too rich for me, it's a shame we'll probably never know more.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:30 pm

cray- wrote:Obviously lo-pro's are more likely to have been built for competition and high-end use (don't think K-mart were selling any back in the day =]
That did cross my mind also.
Not that I'm really in the market, but I would be dubious as to how any TT measurements are taken by sellers on these forward sloping TTs for these style of bikes, per my comment a few post back in this thread.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu May 01, 2014 12:44 am

Malvern Star ATB-1 in very good condition. Mmmm, that slingshot stem gets my vote.

Eclipse 531 touring bike, vey overpriced. I can't help being irrationally annoyed that the bicycle was bought in Melbourne and is being sold in Queensland :evil: Bring it back when you're done!

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

Postby frailer5 » Thu May 01, 2014 6:56 am

LugNut wrote:Eclipse 531 touring bike[/url], vey overpriced. I can't help being irrationally annoyed that the bicycle was bought in Melbourne and is being sold in Queensland :evil: Bring it back when you're done![/url]

Yep, nice bike. It hasn't strayed too far… only to hippy-land northern NSW. :P A bit Melbo-centric of you. :lol: But agreed, not much hippy lurv in the asking price. :roll:
And you notice it's a 'pushbike'. Maybe he didn't ride it there after all.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu May 01, 2014 7:01 am

Super cheap Zipp 440 with a DA freewheel, and maybe hub too. Would get it myself, but not too keen on a tubular.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Thu May 01, 2014 8:32 am

I just rebuilt a pair of these that I built up originally way back in about '93. They'd had a couple of owners since then.

http://xlr8wheels.com.au/what-do-sentim ... 0-rebuild/
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Postby Discodan » Thu May 01, 2014 9:22 am

A small Bianchi Veloce frame in QLD, very cheap (for now)

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

Postby cray- » Thu May 01, 2014 10:53 am

Velo13 wrote:I just rebuilt a pair of these that I built up originally way back in about '93. They'd had a couple of owners since then.

http://xlr8wheels.com.au/what-do-sentim ... 0-rebuild/

That was a very interesting read, thanks for posting, look forward to going through the blog archives now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Thu May 01, 2014 12:07 pm

cray- wrote:
Velo13 wrote:I just rebuilt a pair of these that I built up originally way back in about '93. They'd had a couple of owners since then.

http://xlr8wheels.com.au/what-do-sentim ... 0-rebuild/

That was a very interesting read, thanks for posting, look forward to going through the blog archives now.


Enjoy! Any specific wheelbuilding Qs, there's an ongoing thread here.
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