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 frailer5 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:59 pm

My best recent effort was: "Sweetie... I've just accidentally bought a bike." :oops: The stupidity of the utterance (well I knew what I meant) seemed to neutralise things. The Law of Unintended Consequences. :?
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:23 pm

"I mean, it was one bid! I didn't expect to win!"

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Postby Stuey » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:22 am

What? Where? How?

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

Postby sunho » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:23 pm

new viner on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130790220190 ... 1438.l2649

cant say that it is the more desirable 70s frame with the stars, but it fits me!
gonna keep an eye on this one
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:52 pm

What is it with bent Peugeots? Do people just forget to look where they're going when they hop on them?
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Postby rkelsen » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:11 pm

Nothing wrong with that Viner. 8)
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Postby sunho » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:29 pm

I had a ride of the viner, not bad at all..
weighs about 11kgs on the analogue scale which i tested with the seller ;P
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Postby Rob74 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:55 pm

Like that Viner, pity its not a 25" frame.

Apollo IV not bad at the price
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Apollo-iv-ro ... 2576a69fc6

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Postby Rob74 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:05 am

That auction site also has a bottom endish 1988 PANASONIC SPORT DX

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Postby morini » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:20 am

sunho wrote:I had a ride of the viner, not bad at all..
weighs about 11kgs on the analogue scale which i tested with the seller ;P


Sunho,

Is this one a Tecnotrat version or a "real one" with the stars and crosses?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:58 am

na, not the 70s model, it was quite "modern" late 80s or something, no stars no crosses.

still extremely light.. nothing wrong with it as rk says but just not the same as the other ones i have seen in this forum :D
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Postby rkelsen » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:30 am

And it is wearing a complete 105/600 groupset which appears to be in pretty good condition. It looks like all the parts are original with no visible surface rust on any of the nuts & bolts in the photos.
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Postby sunho » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:45 am

There was a lot more surface rust then the photos show, chips in the paint, wasnt touched up etc.
near the bb, on the chainstay, top and down tube here and there but i suppose that is expected

Sugino seatpost was quite beautiful though.
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:44 pm

this was just listed under cycling on Australian ebay
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Postby Dan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:04 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:this was just listed under cycling on Australian ebay
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:22 pm

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:30 am

A basket case or is it the saddle that's putting me off? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-Unis ... 3a7b0ddf7e
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:43 am

I THINK the seat post is on the wrong way LOL
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Postby rkelsen » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:21 am

grantw wrote:A basket case or is it the saddle that's putting me off?

With a proper seat and stem, that'd be a good bike... For a midget.
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Postby grantw » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:26 pm

Yes, the fork crown looks better than average. Perhaps one for Frailer5's diminutive colleague
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Postby munga » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:30 pm

gunna go out on a limb and say it's a tecnotrat oria frameset. prolly a europa.
crazy price. i picked up (on behalf of a friend) a similarly-sized centurion odessa (tange infinity) for $40 last week.
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Postby pentlandexile » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:12 pm

80s Batavus Dutch city bike going in Brisbane, ends tonight. Would maybe bid on it but I think it's a large.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Batavus-vint ... _500wt_922
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:31 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 500wt_1414

emailed the seller:
"forks are bent.. health hazard"

reply:
"G'day, I thought so as well but couldn't see any damage to forks when removed. Just had it to mechanic who checked it over and they didn't report anything suspicious . Cheers Gary"

counter reply:
"great news for you. who's the mechanic? which shop if you don't mind?"


just so we know where to take dodgy bikes we're trying to flog off for about 8 times their actual value. 8)
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Postby Stuey » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:00 pm

He could have at least said that the mechanic adjusted the trail as part of the service.
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Postby find_bruce » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:01 pm

A Raleigh to ride on the ceiling http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261120272236 :D
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