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 ldrcycles » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:19 pm

Stuey wrote:He could have at least said that the mechanic adjusted the trail as part of the service.


Ahh that must be it, he's got it set up for racing crits and wanted REALLY quick handling :) .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:38 pm

munga wrote:just so we know where to take dodgy bikes we're trying to flog off for about 8 times their actual value. 8)


full marks to the keen eyed eBayer :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:08 am

A fakenago with "puncher proof" tyres. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI ... SS:AU:1123
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:26 am

grantw wrote:A fakenago with "puncher proof" tyres. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI ... SS:AU:1123

and the seller advises
....overall weight is 6kg,
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:35 am

He weighed it on the same bathroom scales that say he is a man of a mere 68kg. Who wears XXL pants. :lol:

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

Postby rkelsen » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:15 am

hehe... Biopace 'rings... :lol:

Did the Italians ever make a frame for 27" wheels?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Stuey » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:25 am

I bet he calls spaghetti 'noodles' as well. And Hsin Lung is a town just outside Roma.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:48 pm

rkelsen wrote:hehe... Biopace 'rings... :lol:

Did the Italians ever make a frame for 27" wheels?

The 3 inch gap between rear tyre and seat tube makes for pretty relaxed racing handling.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:34 pm

You have to admire the matching bar tape and tyres though, not everyone thinks that's important.
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Postby ldrcycles » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:48 pm

What the heck is a "shimano 105 custom Hsinlung derailer handlebar" :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby amrjon » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:13 pm

munga wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130790691511#ht_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)


Looks like you've done the world a service, new forks being fitted apparently.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:07 pm

ldrcycles wrote:What the heck is a "shimano 105 custom Hsinlung derailer handlebar" :lol: .


Hsin Lung are a Taiwanese manufacturer of various bike parts - they make exactly the kind of stuff a discerning aficionado specs for one's fakenago. Many would chose Cinelli or 3T, but this is pretentious - if you really want to stand out from the crowd, there's only one choice.
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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:21 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
grantw wrote:A fakenago with "puncher proof" tyres. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI ... SS:AU:1123

and the seller advises
....overall weight is 6kg,


The thing is, it doesn't look like a bad bike. If he cut the BS and just said "Hey, here's my bike. It works, nothing to do on it. I don't know what it is, the stickers are aftermarket. The dimensions are..." he would probably do better. A well maintained mystery bike that you can ride away is a much better option than a fakenago.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:32 pm

grantw wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:What the heck is a "shimano 105 custom Hsinlung derailer handlebar" :lol: .


Hsin Lung are a Taiwanese manufacturer of various bike parts - they make exactly the kind of stuff a discerning aficionado specs for one's fakenago. Many would chose Cinelli or 3T, but this is pretentious - if you really want to stand out from the crowd, there's only one choice.


Oh yeah i've got probably half a dozen of them in my shed, it's just when you put all of that together, i've never heard of a 'derailer handlebar' :) .
As bigfriendlyvegan says, if the bloke was actually honest about what it is he would probably be more likely to sell it. I mean really, 6kg? :roll:
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Postby grantw » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 pm

You both make the point well, but this thread wouldn't be any fun if they were honest about their product :)
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:06 am

grantw wrote:You both make the point well, but this thread wouldn't be any fun if they were honest about their product :)

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Postby sunho » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:58 pm

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Postby cray- » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:31 pm

sunho wrote:modding

wohow

Hehe, I made a similar joke/comment awhile back in the Repco thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3378&p=820079&hilit=+gumtree#p820079

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

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:46 am

Colnago frame with 'some damage' :lol: .

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sarroni-Coln ... 500wt_1288
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:05 am

Apparently this is worth $4-5k in some circles Malvern Star
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:15 am

grantw wrote:Apparently this is worth $4-5k in some circles Malvern Star


i want in on his circles!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:16 am

grantw wrote:Apparently this is worth $4-5k in some circles Malvern Star


It's the Olympic rings that add the value. Seriously, I thought it might be a high end bike until I saw the pics (not knowing models etc from that era.)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:20 am

munga wrote:
grantw wrote:Apparently this is worth $4-5k in some circles Malvern Star


i want in on his circles!


I suspect it's a circle jerk with statements like that.
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:28 am

munga wrote:
grantw wrote:Apparently this is worth $4-5k in some circles Malvern Star


i want in on his circles!

the address is the first clue
the seller name is the second clue
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Postby find_bruce » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:36 am

Apparently it went straight to the pool room :)
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