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 rkelsen » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:34 pm

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

Postby munga » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:28 am

yep, i had that sort of light on my op-shop bike in high school.
i recall the bike had stem shifters, so in the interest of fashion, i move them down to the downtube.
sure, it crimped the tube a bit, but i looked so much cooler!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dubrat » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:22 pm

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

Postby Vern Stralam » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:10 am

#Harvey 1950's Club Racer #Super Elliott 1950's Club Racer
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:59 am

Vern Stralam wrote:Track restoration project

Am I correct in assuming that the wheel & hub came from another bike ? The reason I ask is that I am struggling to imagine anyone building a bike with no brakes and a freewheel hub
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:37 am

I don't think that's a track bike. Look at the geometry. It screams "roadster".

During the 1950's, practically every bike made in Australia had rear-facing ends. Probably not the original wheels.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:39 am

I don't think its 1950's. 1940's lugwork, not drilled for brakes and mudguards, no mudguard eyelets on front fork ends...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:58 am

I think the same would apply a decade either way.

Could have had a coaster brake originally.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:54 am

rkelsen wrote:I don't think that's a track bike. Look at the geometry. It screams "roadster".

During the 1950's, practically every bike made in Australia had rear-facing ends. Probably not the original wheels.


Yep, I think you're right, maybe dual purpose club racer at best
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:15 pm

Worth it for the description alone.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GIRO-Ventoux ... 600wt_1180

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

Postby munga » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:21 pm

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

Postby sunho » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:15 pm

Bahahaha classic. "On the gear".
Ebay hall of fame.

I've noticed that some people list items to get extra search hits by writing "NOT Brand1 Brand2 Brand3"

Quite clever...




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

Postby find_bruce » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:13 am

sunho wrote:I've noticed that some people list items to get extra search hits by writing "NOT Brand1 Brand2 Brand3"

Quite clever...

It is one of thethings that really gets up my nose - I can understand it if you have some obscure brand that is of a similar standard, but most of the time it is some BSO that the person is worth more than $2.50.

So putting "NOT Brand1 Brand2 Brand3" is most likely to result in me filtering your ad out completely
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:07 pm

scratchman wrote:
rkelsen wrote:I don't think that's a track bike. Look at the geometry. It screams "roadster".

During the 1950's, practically every bike made in Australia had rear-facing ends. Probably not the original wheels.


Yep, I think you're right, maybe dual purpose club racer at best


Well, I think roadster is a bit cruel :)
Probably a lower/mid level racer/sports? Remember that a lot of brakes from this period (Philco, Resilion etc) did not require drillings to mount and and there were also people rode high quality bicycles around the countryside but didn't regard racing as the be-all and end-all of cycling :P
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:52 pm

An interesting strategy.

Buy a Cecil Walker bike on ebay for $68.

List same bike on Gumtree for $150
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:59 pm

find_bruce wrote:An interesting strategy.

Buy a Cecil Walker bike on ebay for $68.

List same bike on Gumtree for $150


Likely just covering the costs of the "recent service" which looking at the chain and cluster, didn't extend that far :roll:
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Re: Shameless Plug

Postby spewyewi » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:33 pm

My brother in laws vanity project...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 050wt_1397

hardly ridden, hung in the garage...1989? Klein Quantum..everything else nearly new or new...shame about the Durace hubs..I wanted them.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Stuey » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:04 pm

Nice bike...but surely that's not a 56cm C-C seat tube? Looks more like 52 or even less.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:24 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 ldrcycles » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:02 am

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
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Re: Little Klein

Postby spewyewi » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:24 am

Stuey wrote:Nice bike...but surely that's not a 56cm C-C seat tube? Looks more like 52 or even less.


yeah, i've been trying to tell him that, I think he's measuring it to the seat tube collar and not C-C, either that or his tape measure is f*cked..dunno...I tried to ride it about 4 years ago when he built it and it was way too little for me...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:30 am

Suppose most here have seen the small green Europa (Columbus tubing) in Melb. But what struck me was the Ofmega Brevetto RD. Left field... :| Most definitely not slant parallelogram... (pre '84 or not...). :lol: I guess rarity becomes a collectors magnet, at some point.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:47 am

frailer5 wrote:Suppose most here have seen the small green Europa (Columbus tubing) in Melb. But what struck me was the Ofmega Brevetto RD. Left field... :| Most definitely not slant parallelogram... (pre '84 or not...). :lol: I guess rarity becomes a collectors magnet, at some point.


Yep I posted a link to it on the Europa thread. That ofmega stuff looks pretty cool to me.

Here's a nice looking Raleigh Comp, just up the road from me as it happens http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... TQ:AU:1123
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:56 pm

$80 Ricardo Viva in Perth, maybe someone from the Ricardo Appreciation Society will be interested? Looks like a Tange 900/1000 sticker, can't pick the groupo.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/nedlands ... 1008396703
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:04 pm

cray- wrote:$80 Ricardo Viva in Perth, maybe someone from the Ricardo Appreciation Society will be interested? Looks like a Tange 900/1000 sticker, can't pick the groupo.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/nedlands ... 1008396703



The description is hilarious. Hand operated brakes ftw.
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