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 Hamster » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:25 am

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:09 pm

Here's something a bit different, only those with deep pockets ned apply:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180964025338 ... 1423.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:12 pm

Hamster wrote:Only $67 more than full retail plus no front brake. What a bargain. :shock: :lol: :?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/160871581933?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_500wt_1051


Or a $32 saving on some white wall tyres, I can see why you snapped this up. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:23 pm

a special Brooks for a special bike

going straight to the pool room
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:15 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:a special Brooks for a special bike

going straight to the pool room


Wow, very cool.

Shaking my head about the Repco Preset, maybe i should sell mine, given it still has both brakes AND drop bars i might get enough to buy 2 new ones :D .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby silentbutdeadly » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:44 am

cray- wrote:Here's something a bit different, only those with deep pockets ned apply:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180964025338 ... 1423.l2649



School me on how one reaches for the water bottle without going arse over apex....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:11 am

silentbutdeadly wrote:
cray- wrote:Here's something a bit different, only those with deep pockets ned apply:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180964025338 ... 1423.l2649



School me on how one reaches for the water bottle without going arse over apex....


Yoga lessons. :wink:

Nah, seriously, the problem with underslung bottles is the half pound of front wheel roost attached to the mouthpiece. :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:43 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Nah, seriously, the problem with underslung bottles is the half pound of front wheel roost attached to the mouthpiece. :(


Well, it wouldn't apply to a monster like that but on a serious touring bike the underslung cage was where you kept the meths bottle for the Triangia cooker :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:33 am

WyvernRH wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Nah, seriously, the problem with underslung bottles is the half pound of front wheel roost attached to the mouthpiece. :(


Well, it wouldn't apply to a monster like that but on a serious touring bike the underslung cage was where you kept the meths bottle for the Triangia cooker :)
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Perhaps it's for a different kind of meth? That might explain the madness...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:36 am

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/labrador ... 1006583248

cheap malvern star on the gold coast.
nothing flash, but might make good project or commuting bike

can't quite make out the tube decal..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:19 am

munga wrote:http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/labrador/bicycles/bike-malvern-star-racer/1006583248

cheap malvern star on the gold coast.
nothing flash, but might make good project or commuting bike

can't quite make out the tube decal..


It's a Sportive, i picked up one of those recently for parts as the frame was completely destroyed. TI tubing, i think a basic cromoly.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:44 pm

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

Postby munga » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:43 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35639409@N ... otostream/

can someone lend me about 800 euros?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:40 pm

munga wrote:http://www.flickr.com/photos/35639409@N03/7535827928/in/photostream/

can someone lend me about 800 euros?


He's got some good stuff, old caale.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:46 pm

yeah i had to close his flickr.

here's a song
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:26 pm

one more random, barely related to anything post:

https://www.bike24.net/1.php?content=8; ... ;orderby=2

robocop cross star wars
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:01 pm

munga wrote:one more random, barely related to anything post:

https://www.bike24.net/1.php?content=8; ... ;orderby=2

robocop cross star wars


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

Postby Dan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:26 am

munga wrote:robocop cross star wars


Protects against the aliens too
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby vaeske » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:24 am

lazer finally bringing gaming dreams into reality...i wouldn't be surprised seeing this on some FPS games like doom 3 or someshit like that.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:12 am

Mustang wrote:Another 5 Star 57cm

This sold for $305.00 :shock: , I opened the bid even though it wasn't my size, Have I missed something ? dropouts?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:27 am

Non original paint, no decals, looks like the drive side rear dropout has been hit with an angle grinder, but it is a 5 star Malvern Star. Monetary value is a very subjective thing.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:49 am

Dunno about the grinder bit. Derailleur hangers are not often found on Aussie made frames from that period.

But yeah, value is certainly subjective. I'm surprised it went so cheaply, given the crazy money I've seen these things fetch in the past. Also agree that the paintjob devalues it significantly.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:08 am

The grinder mark looks pretty obvious, you can see where the cut is not parallel to the dropout. It should look something like the one in this link
http://picasaweb.google.com/10435160856 ... 8230527698
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:13 am

Sorry, I missed the close-up photo of the dropout. It definitely has been hit with something. By a blind person, apparently.
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