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

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

Postby find_bruce » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:36 am

Apparently it went straight to the pool room :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:51 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
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

Heh. :lol:

"From the Malvern Star stable in 1984, the year that the AUSSE 4000m pursuit team won Olympic Gold aboard standard steel framed Malvern Star bikes, beating team USA who where riding state of the art carbon fibre machines. This elevated the legend of these bikes and had everyone dreaming of riding one around."

I wonder if the 4000m pursuit team bikes had kickstands, suicide levers and stem shifters?

"This bike has not been restored!"

But the "mudguards" are on backwards... and the rear brake cable is far too long. No team mechanic would let it out of their shop like that... :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:20 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Smashing-Sin ... 723wt_1271

Apparently a Novatec flip flop rear hub is "upwards of $120 on it's own", and he spent $350 on the saddle. The guy needs to learn where to shop.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:45 am

Do you reckon this frame was a bit small for the seller? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star ... 416ddae9a5
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:09 am

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

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So if we put aside the deluded ramblings in the description and just look at it for what it is, what do you reckon it's really worth? It's low end for sure but it's also in exceptionally good condition. Maybe $400 on a good day to the right person?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:26 am

It's very shiny, but with those parts on it I wouldn't pay more than $50.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:49 am

I would have said $150 might be a bit of a stretch but probably worth it if you really wanted something like that. Note that aside from the brake levers and stem mounted shifters, everything on that bike is steel. Rims, stem, seatpost, handlebars, (cottered) cranks, even the pointless "shorty" mudguards. It is something that was made to a price point, and as such, not sought after by any serious collector. It'd have to weigh close enough to 20kg (if not more), and was the kind of bike that was bought for Form 2 kids to ride to school because it was cheap and looked "racy." It is comparable to a K-mart bike of the day.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:55 am

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

Postby grantw » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:35 pm

A local cafe has a very nicely kept Malvern Star Olympic 12 sitting in the hallway, it is in mint condition - purchase price was $60.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:24 pm

grantw wrote:A local cafe has a very nicely kept Malvern Star Olympic 12 sitting in the hallway, it is in mint condition - purchase price was $60.

I think Repco had the Olympic 12, Malvern Star had the 10 speed yellow 1980 Moscow Olympic model with a heavy frame partially chromed and dodgy proprietary BB and bottle dynamo/ lights braze ons, and a much nicer LA Olympic model that was a 12 speed with silver paint though still with groupset well under 105 level.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:37 pm

Dang, I'll have to go back for a coffee and check which :)
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:47 pm

munga wrote:"waltons"

Mary Ellen was hotty in her day, but I'm not sure what that has to do with the malvern star :wink:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:35 pm

it's a waltons bike.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:23 pm

The Himalaya is nice but the guy selling the Shogun road bike is off his tree, "cost $1600", well maybe 15-20 years ago but that doesn't mean it's worth $1200 now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:56 am

ldrcycles wrote:The Himalaya is nice but the guy selling the Shogun road bike is off his tree, "cost $1600", well maybe 15-20 years ago but that doesn't mean it's worth $1200 now.


It is listed as "new" though so you can understand where he's coming from!

I am told this frame is worth a lot of money :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:48 am

munga wrote:it's a waltons bike.

I got it Munga. More likely a Clayton's bike though...
grantw wrote:I am told this frame is worth a lot of money

In the right circles, possibly. He must be mates with Mr. Malvern Star.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:06 am

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

Postby cray- » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:46 am

...fully Restored by a professional


http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/richmond ... 1008459120
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourn ... 1008936714
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourn ... 1008936030

His definition of "restored" varies quite a bit from what is generally understood.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:38 pm

cray- wrote:
...fully Restored by a professional


His definition of "restored" varies quite a bit from what is generally understood.


I think he's definition of professional is likely equally varied.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:12 am

munga wrote:it's a waltons bike.

rkelsen wrote:I got it Munga. More likely a Clayton's bike though...

I was trying to be funny but apparently failled :oops:
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