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 squeakywheel » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:49 am

Hi I'm just wondering if this might be a fake? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... TQ:US:1123
I cant see much in the way of clover leaf stamped lugs, BB etc.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:45 am

i see club cutout on headtube lug, and colnago stamping on dropouts.
not sure which model, but looks legit to me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:53 am

It has the pantographed fork, a cloverleaf cutout on the downtube/head lug and Colnago dropouts. Normally, it be case closed...

But it has fresh paint and chrome. I'd steer clear.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby squeakywheel » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:57 am

rkelsen wrote:It has the pantographed fork, a cloverleaf cutout on the downtube/head lug and Colnago dropouts. Normally, it be case closed...

But it has fresh paint and chrome. I'd steer clear.


Thanks. Other frames I'd seen on ebay had stuff stamped all over them, under the bottom bracket etc. I was a bit suss on the fresh paint and wondered if they'd just put a colnago fork on a different frame (didnt see the dropouts - my eyesight must be getting worse). Thanks again
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:34 pm

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

Postby koen » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:56 pm

squeakywheel wrote:
rkelsen wrote:It has the pantographed fork, a cloverleaf cutout on the downtube/head lug and Colnago dropouts. Normally, it be case closed...

But it has fresh paint and chrome. I'd steer clear.


Thanks. Other frames I'd seen on ebay had stuff stamped all over them, under the bottom bracket etc. I was a bit suss on the fresh paint and wondered if they'd just put a colnago fork on a different frame (didnt see the dropouts - my eyesight must be getting worse). Thanks again


Would it matter? I have a real one and I rarely ride it because its not that great a bike. I see myself squarely in the Copperart school of Art though...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:58 am

Could be a nice buy if it stays a little low: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Retro-Mercie ... 500wt_1070

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

Postby munga » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:15 am

60cm frame, 5'7" and it fits nicely? that's some loooong legs.
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Postby funnybike » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:09 pm

munga wrote:60cm frame, 5'7" and it fits nicely? that's some loooong legs.


Hey Munga, go back to the pink Mercier link and have a close look at the rear drop out. Interesting...........
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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:32 pm

My mercier is prettier :D .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:04 pm

funnybike wrote:
munga wrote:60cm frame, 5'7" and it fits nicely? that's some loooong legs.


Hey Munga, go back to the pink Mercier link and have a close look at the rear drop out. Interesting...........


woah!
thanks so much paul! didn't even look at the pics!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby squeakywheel » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:10 pm

munga wrote:
funnybike wrote:
munga wrote:60cm frame, 5'7" and it fits nicely? that's some loooong legs.


Hey Munga, go back to the pink Mercier link and have a close look at the rear drop out. Interesting...........


woah!
thanks so much paul! didn't even look at the pics!


What? Excuse my ignorance, but what's the deal with the drop out?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:44 pm

sorry mate, i found a bike at a secondhand shop and it has the same dropouts.
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Postby wqlava1 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:54 am

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... SS:AU:1123

I had one in this colour till a year or 2 back. Sure enough, I think this buyer will be lucky to get a third of the asking. But this must be the biggest 51cm frame they ever made! More likely the XL frame. I just can't work out what they could have measured to get 51cm.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:12 pm

maybe 61cm.
funny to see what ppl think bikes are worth, isn't it? i sold an olympic 12 in vgc for less than half that, and i still think i did ok. so does the new owner. win/win!
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Postby Wal42 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:49 pm

Holly snapping duck shite Batman :shock: , that's a whole lotta coin for a touring frame :o , woooooo anyone want to buy my Vantage (just referb'd) for like $250???? :twisted:

It's a touring frame, got nice new tyres, new chain, new bar tape (the extra comfy stuff), everything just adjusted, lube & checked, one owner (since I bought it), only ridden to Mayne (daily), serviced regularly (since I've owned it for the last 3 weeks), & for just another $200 000 I'll chuck in a bridge across Sydney harbour I don't need any more, oh & I have $500 000 000 my rich african uncle left me, but I can't get it out of the country, if you give me your bank account details I'll transfer the funds into your account & give you 10%. :evil:


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

Postby familyguy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:53 pm

Same seller, cant get more polar opposite on features or price. Maybe if he/she reversed the prices?

Exhibit A, $500:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Euro ... 3380wt_807

Exhibit B, $200:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DiamondBack- ... 3413wt_807

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

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:34 pm

Good god they're STILL trying to sell that Europa? Surely the listing fees would be about equal to the asking price by now.

As for that Diamondback, that's a weird one, welded carbon fibre?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:06 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Good god they're STILL trying to sell that Europa? Surely the listing fees would be about equal to the asking price by now.

As for that Diamondback, that's a weird one, welded carbon fibre?

Lovely marketing speak - seems they had crabon fibre tubes glued into welded lugs. A magnet would confirm which is which, but I would guess the red bits are steel & the black bits crabon

I would be just a little bit concerned about V brake levers with canti centre pull brakes - I thought they used different pull ratios, but could be wrong
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:55 pm

You aren't wrong Bruce. V levers with canti brakes is an official BAD idea.

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

Postby munga » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:34 am

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

Postby koen » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:38 am

Mulger bill wrote:You aren't wrong Bruce. V levers with canti brakes is an official BAD idea.

Shaun

But three things make a difference ...the type of canti, the particular type of lever and the proposed use.
In general I find all those late low profile canti's were not much good without careful set up and grippy pads.
In any case that add just seemed wrong and those levers look to actually match the brakes.
I'm just amazed to see an ebay add with mistakes/fibs :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:04 am

I like that very much.
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