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 grantw » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:48 pm

Was watching that ALAN finish today, my prediction of several thousand dollars was typically way off. Sadly the early keen bidder was sniped with 4 seconds to go at $300. I can imagine the disappointment.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:58 pm

TedDancin wrote:
morini wrote:Here's something you don't see every day.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/shimano-600- ... 2325b5186e


Also it's not even 600 Arabesque, it's Golden Arrow, which was a step down, the equivalent of 105 today.


You're nitpicking, next thing you'll be suggesting that its not old school bmx, or even vintage fixie singlespeed. :)

Actually I wonder if there's a seatpost for sale attached to the rest of the frame. "I didn't have a spanner so I cut it up so as not to damage..."?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:10 pm

frailer5 wrote:Sadly, no. pre-Xms budget strain. Shame; just reckon it would most likely ride very nicely...

What's the go with this DT shifter/non-aero Malvern Star in Melb.? Poorly photographed. Many sellers just don't get how important decent pics are.
Looking like a Tange decal, top of ST. (out of focus, of course). :roll:
... just because it annoys me, I've asked 'em to try and take some better close-up pics. Sadly, most who post pics like that have reached the limits of their competency. That bike is still radiating some quality vibes... :|
Suntour shift levers? (accidentally in focus).

edit: 2 more pics up. Dynalloy t/butted CroMo. Got lucky on that; the other extra pic was out of focus. :lol: CSI 'enhancement' req'd. :P


No clear pics required for id there, it's a Sportif, i think they were about the same level or maybe a smidgen better than a Repco Superlite. I picked one up a while back with a completely mashed frame but it was still obvious it was a decent quality thing in it's day.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby hitchhiker » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:21 pm

frailer5 wrote:Sadly, no. pre-Xms budget strain. Shame; just reckon it would most likely ride very nicely...

What's the go with this DT shifter/non-aero Malvern Star in Melb.? Poorly photographed. Many sellers just don't get how important decent pics are.
Looking like a Tange decal, top of ST. (out of focus, of course). :roll:
... just because it annoys me, I've asked 'em to try and take some better close-up pics. Sadly, most who post pics like that have reached the limits of their competency. That bike is still radiating some quality vibes... :|
Suntour shift levers? (accidentally in focus).

edit: 2 more pics up. Dynalloy t/butted CroMo. Got lucky on that; the other extra pic was out of focus. :lol: CSI 'enhancement' req'd. :P


I think the Malvern Star is a Sportif although from the blurred photo I can't read the name on the top tube.

I have one, it's a nice enough commuter but probably only worth the auction starting price
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Crowz » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:52 pm

beautiful Eddy Merckx frame with free shipping...
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 606wt_1378

Shame it's $950 :shock:
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Re: 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 wqlava1 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:29 pm

morini wrote:Here's something you don't see every day.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/shimano-600- ... 2325b5186e


He claims it as 600 Arabesque, but I think Velobase supports me in classing it as 105 Golden Arrow (which I already have, but would like the right cranks from the 600 Arabesque group).

Was there a 600 variant like this?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:39 am

Someone in Victoria please
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:05 am

grantw wrote:Someone in Victoria please

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

Postby Dan » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:21 am

grantw wrote:Someone in Victoria please


A good score at the right price I guess. Don't whether Viner did tourers though?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby TedDancin » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:08 pm

wqlava1 wrote:
He claims it as 600 Arabesque, but I think Velobase supports me in classing it as 105 Golden Arrow (which I already have, but would like the right cranks from the 600 Arabesque group).

Was there a 600 variant like this?


Yeah there is a 600 Arabesque crankset, similar but different logo, here on Velobase. http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=af4857bb-c3f8-4016-8a48-a9080ec3d4fb&Enum=115

I have a right side Arabesque crank 160mm length which I might be willing to part with. PM me if you're keen to trade something.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:17 pm

grantw wrote:Someone in Victoria please


looked nice, but it's gone now :cry:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:41 pm

you can pick up decent arabesque cranks for about $50. sometimes less, seldom more.
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Postby amrjon » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:15 pm

I have a set, and because i like them i keep my eye out for them, but you must know where to shop because I'd say often more and that $50 is pretty good buying if in good condition. Haven't seen them still attached to a butchered frame before though, so who knows what that does to the price.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:22 pm

scratchman wrote:
grantw wrote:Someone in Victoria please


looked nice, but it's gone now :cry:


Viner did make touring frames amongst the range of things they have produced, still do apparently.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:39 pm

Is that framefinder fruit loop from that locked thread tryin it on again?? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/norwood/ ... 1008257230
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:54 pm

munga wrote:was hoping to win this damaged bike by seller: rosehipcollectibles2

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PURSUIT-ROAD ... 686wt_1399

checked bids and saw user r****n has bid on almost all of sellers items, including completed listings..
not suss at all, right?

hope nobody from here got sucked in.

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

Postby rkelsen » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:05 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Is that framefinder fruit loop from that locked thread tryin it on again?? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/norwood/ ... 1008257230

That one looks a lot more like a DeRosa than his did. The angles and clearances look about right for a higher end early 80s bike, anyhow.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:54 pm

rkelsen wrote:
BRLVR.v2 wrote:Is that framefinder fruit loop from that locked thread tryin it on again?? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/norwood/ ... 1008257230

That one looks a lot more like a DeRosa than his did. The angles and clearances look about right for a higher end early 80s bike, anyhow.


That guy was a laugh, I kinda miss him and his fakenagos owned by football players, sold it for a bazillion dollars on gumtree. Shame he was a spiv and not an honest clearer of garages.

As for that "de rosa", lack of clarity in the photos aside, the rear dropouts and fork crown look good quality and the group looks very neat. And there's no mention of football players so it's probably legit :)

edit: in other news, I've been watching this . Love the history.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:11 pm

Yes, Frame finder, he was a class act. I'm sure he'll regret most of what he said one day.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:15 pm

Ah, nostalgia... I miss his crazy hijinx and goofy posts about stunt pegs and custard.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:32 pm

Dan wrote:Ah, nostalgia... I miss his crazy hijinx and goofy posts about stunt pegs and custard.


Fkn Tiny teddies (LOL)
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:52 pm

Crowz wrote:beautiful Eddy Merckx frame with free shipping...
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 606wt_1378

Shame it's $950 :shock:


That's a steal.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:07 pm

morini wrote: I'm sure he'll regret most of what he said one day.


Not likely, i'm disappointed i didn't get a chance to say my 2 bobs worth, i was honestly quite offended at his attitude.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Crowz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:58 pm

Velo13 wrote:
Crowz wrote:beautiful Eddy Merckx frame with free shipping...
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 606wt_1378

Shame it's $950 :shock:


That's a steal.


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How much do you think something like that would go for in Aus?? :shock:
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