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 cray- » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:10 am

Blingedy bling! This will no doubt go for silly money:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230886196843 ... 1423.l2649

"based on 1988 Australian Olympic Team track bicycle" uh-huh...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/duncraig ... 1001937211

Steerer tube of death, I don't even...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/shenton- ... 1009974570
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:20 pm

cray- wrote:Blingedy bling! This will no doubt go for silly money:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230886196843 ... 1423.l2649

"based on 1988 Australian Olympic Team track bicycle" uh-huh...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/duncraig ... 1001937211

Steerer tube of death, I don't even...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/shenton- ... 1009974570



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

Postby familyguy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:37 pm

Dont know about junk, but radial laced front AND rear both sides??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Mavi ... 500wt_1029

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

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:29 pm

cray- wrote:"based on 1988 Australian Olympic Team track bicycle" uh-huh...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/duncraig ... 1001937211


I'm just imagining the Australian team racing in the Olympics with a rear rack, they did do some weird stuff in the 80s :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:20 pm

familyguy wrote:Dont know about junk, but radial laced front AND rear both sides??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Mavi ... 500wt_1029

Jim


testament to the strength of suzue hub flanges i guess. they certainly look cool.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:20 pm

sunho wrote:
Rob74 wrote:Nishiki

Rob


Rob,
Interesting bike..

I saw the EXACT same one 2 weeks ago, serial : SR9030168
I did some digging and the previous seller bought it for 270, sold it for 337.50... not to the guy selling it now so i am very confused... is there a bicycle double???!!!?!!

curious to know what this one will go at..

Picked it up on Saturday. Different bike so all is well. A full service history from Yellow Jersey and runs oh so perfectly. The only issue is that it uses a weird 28.4mm seat post. I'll need a shim to fit the new 3t post
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:17 pm

"Old repco cycling bike" ... "needs a bit of attention" .....that fork... :shock:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-m ... 1010175163

'80s Europa. Don't know much about these, but looks promising:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-r ... 1010176317
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:23 pm

cray- wrote:"Old repco cycling bike" ... "needs a bit of attention" .....that fork... :shock:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-m ... 1010175163

Hetchins-style fork?????
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:52 pm

Those forks look awfully bent.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:45 pm

wqlava1 wrote:
cray- wrote:"Old repco cycling bike" ... "needs a bit of attention" .....that fork... :shock:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-m ... 1010175163

Hetchins-style fork?????


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

Postby sunho » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:05 pm

oh dear... just lost a bid for a kuhawara quadbutted bike...

went for 241.20

need to cry now.

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

Postby frailer5 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:13 pm

Yeah, woulda been a few watching that, including me. But you never know how far the successful (never use the term 'winner' and 'fleaBay' in same sentence) bidder would have gone. The only way to think of it. Always another on the merry-go-round... Drop out when your limit's reached, I say. Walk away.... no tears now... :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Indeed. There's always something else out there. Likely better and cheaper too.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:46 pm

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

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:08 pm

Rob74 wrote:Apollo III

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Nice,....... one of the few asian mass produced bikes from that era that have nice angles and half decent tubes IMHO. infinitely better than the ubiquitous repco superlite(Giants).
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:25 pm

A forum member scored a cracking Apollo III for peanuts at a second hand store last week so will be an interesting comparison. Having owned one (still have it hanging in the shed, well worn and well loved) I've got a soft spot for them.

The Hillman I posted earlier is finishing tonight and I'm sitting with my popcorn preparing for the automated deathroll. A flurry earlier today saw it reach $414 but all is quiet now awaiting the final moments. I'm predicting $650 for the win, I'm glad it's too big :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:15 pm

$414! $236 dollars off!

The auction finished too late!!
I find that Sunday afternoon finishes are the best buys!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:44 pm

cray- wrote:"Old repco cycling bike" ... "needs a bit of attention" .....that fork... :shock:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-m ... 1010175163

:? You've never heard of the Repco Dogma?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:42 am

sunho wrote:$414! $236 dollars off!

The auction finished too late!!
I find that Sunday afternoon finishes are the best buys!


No evident provenance on that one. It's been a 'find' for someone., Dunno, just feel better when someone's had it for a significant period; my hang-up, I admit. And I always bid in multiples of 11. People are habituated in the decimal system. On occasions I've guessed at having pipped people by a few dollars for that reason. Could be all in my head, of course. :lol:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:29 am

Yep, 222.22, 333.33, 444.44 - gets it every time. Unless of course its worth 555.55.
Works with euros too ;)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:00 am

The cents I ignore. But you could be onto something. :)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:10 am

sunho wrote:$414! $236 dollars off!

The auction finished too late!!
I find that Sunday afternoon finishes are the best buys!


Yes, I was apparently more interested in it than I thought I was :)

Odd bidding amounts have worked quite well for me at times too.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:00 am

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

Postby cray- » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:58 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
Rob74 wrote:Apollo III
Rob

Nice,....... one of the few asian mass produced bikes from that era that have nice angles and half decent tubes IMHO. infinitely better than the ubiquitous repco superlite(Giants).


Auction states "Infinity" tubes, photo clearly shows Tange 900, bit of a difference but seems an honest mistake. Half decent is correct, needs a spruce up, wouldn't pay much more than a pineapple.

Mulger bill wrote:
cray- wrote:"Old repco cycling bike" ... "needs a bit of attention" .....that fork... :shock:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-m ... 1010175163

:? You've never heard of the Repco Dogma?


You've lost me there.... #confused
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:14 am

The little Fuji is back again, at a reasonable start price:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fuji-womens- ... cc4&_uhb=1


familyguy wrote:That Fuji has been up four or five times, coming down from $400 in very slow movements. I reckon mid-$200's is about right for that. The Cyclone parts on it were decent enough. I've learned via a few web resources that Fuji built some quality frames that flew well under the radar.

And here's the bike: http://www.classicfuji.com/ClubFuji_1986_Page.htm You can see it's basically catalogue condition, even the bar tape and straps! I don't know what the 449 refers to, but it's probably 'new price' in '86.

VALite frame info: http://www.classicfuji.com/1986_30_Fram ... 1_Page.htm & http://www.classicfuji.com/1986_31_Fram ... 2_Page.htm

The Classic Fuji website is a great resource.

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