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

Postby Dan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:03 pm

You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cray- » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:06 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:How is this for a polished turd?


Poor guy, looks like he did a nice job, just chose the wrong frame for his efforts.

What's the DA group realistically worth (he claims $800)? Strip it, add to a more worthy frame, fixify the Ricardo and throw it at some hipsters.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:25 pm

Swoon. Click if you dare.

Also, an Olmo worth keeping an eye on
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Tinker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:30 pm

Dan wrote:You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.


Nah ya can polish them mate, Mythbusters polished a few one episode!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:51 pm

Dan wrote:Swoon. Click if you dare.

A DeRosa! A real one! :lol:

Love the Avatar, btw...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:03 pm

rkelsen wrote:Love the Avatar, btw...


I do what I can.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sambo3 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:11 pm

A Kenevans with Campy 50th anniversary? I wish people would post better pics.
If correct this would be a bargain.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cotteslo ... 1010496031

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

Postby grantw » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:26 pm

A "Colnago 50th anniversay onsemble" no less.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dv » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:30 am

Hi Guys
I was quick out of the blocks on the Petrus. I've developed a thing for Australian made frames...
The good news (for me) is that there's definitely no bend in the top tube. I did look pretty closely, as how you break a crank (a very nice campy crank too) without trashing the bike, I have no idea. The bike has some other nice campy parts (not too worn out, but I need to clean them up to be positive) and is very light......which is where the problems start. The issues are a few localised but serious spots of rust, both in the frame and on the forks. The tubing is so thin there cannot be much steel left under those spots - so I will have a really good look on the weekend to see how bad it is. Coming into xmas I will not be moving fast at all, and depending on the damage I find it may wind up a pretty long term project. The Petrus bikes (from what little I have been able to find) are no too common at all - so I will put it back as close to original as I can. This is assuming that the frame is not rusted through anywhere at all. I think the forks are OK, but they will need to be re-chromed. In any case - as you guys pointed out - it was perhaps not a "steal" - but I think it was definitely worth a punt. And it's a piece of Australian cycling history built (I think) by Peter Brotherton - but mid to late 80s, not 60s!....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dubrat » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:32 am

Buy some Ranex rust converter... You will be surprised at how we it will come up....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dubrat » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:33 am

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

Postby WyvernRH » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:06 am

dv wrote:<snip>, as how you break a crank (a very nice campy crank too) without trashing the bike, I have no idea. <snip>
Cheers
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I haven't seen the pictures but I'm assuming the crank snapped at the pedal hole? Campag had a whole batch of these back in the late 70's early 80's that had a problem with the crank snapping at the pedal hole under load. Not just hunky racers either, normal people managed to break them. As you say depending on what you were doing at the time a bent top tube was often the result along with various bodily injuries (but not always thankfully) . They wiggled out of a recall (in Europe at least) so the dodgy batch slowly carried on breaking over many years depending on use.
Something to do with the alloy composition being wrong and post forge working causing micro-cracks was the excuse if IRRC.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:14 am

Dan wrote:Also, an Olmo worth keeping an eye on


Went for $155. Even in Thron, that's a good deal.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Torana68 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:17 am

[quote="dv"]Hi Guys
I was quick out of the blocks on the Petrus. I've developed a thing for Australian made frames...
The good news (for me) is that there's definitely no bend in the top tube.

now buy that Kenevans.....post up some pickies of the Petrus when you can :D
Ozpushies! for ALL Australian made bikes.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Torana68 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:25 am

priced and described correctly!
Some Malvern Stars for Warren
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:35 am

for those on the hunt for ALAN
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:03 am

Dan wrote:for those on the hunt for ALAN


There's a glut! Surely the prices will droop now :)
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Postby familyguy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:05 am

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

Postby cray- » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:19 am

sambo3 wrote:A Kenevans with Campy 50th anniversary? I wish people would post better pics.
If correct this would be a bargain.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cotteslo ... 1010496031

And it's just been taken down, did you grab it Sambo? Pics told nothing but it's a pretty niche mark, not like all the numptys trying to flip fakenagos.

dv wrote:Hi Guys
I was quick out of the blocks on the Petrus. I've developed a thing for Australian made frames...

Good luck with it, keen to see some decent detail pics of it's current state, start up a resto thread so we can follow the progress.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sambo3 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:35 am

cray- wrote:
sambo3 wrote:A Kenevans with Campy 50th anniversary? I wish people would post better pics.
If correct this would be a bargain.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cotteslo ... 1010496031

And it's just been taken down, did you grab it Sambo? Pics told nothing but it's a pretty niche mark, not like all the numptys trying to flip fakenagos.

dv wrote:Hi Guys
I was quick out of the blocks on the Petrus. I've developed a thing for Australian made frames...

Good luck with it, keen to see some decent detail pics of it's current state, start up a resto thread so we can follow the progress.


Yep good grab with the Petrus, I was second in line there for that, be great to see some quality pics when you get to restoring it.
Again Cray I was second through for the Kenevans. Hope someone here nabbed that as well.

Looks like I will be forever the bridesmaid when in comes to quality finds on Gumtree ; )

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

Postby dubrat » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:43 am

i'm keen to know what this group on the Colnago????

50th Anni SR Campagnolo or 35th Anni SR Colnago or neither
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:59 am

familyguy wrote:


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

Postby dv » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:57 am

WyvernRH wrote:
dv wrote:<snip>, as how you break a crank (a very nice campy crank too) without trashing the bike, I have no idea. <snip>
Cheers
dv

I haven't seen the pictures but I'm assuming the crank snapped at the pedal hole? Campag had a whole batch of these back in the late 70's early 80's that had a problem with the crank snapping at the pedal hole under load.
Cheers
Richard


Thanks Richard
It snapped a fair way below the pedal hole, but it still sounds like a possibility. I'm no expert, but judging from the break there may have been a casting defect.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Velo13 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:15 pm

Dan wrote:
Dan wrote:Also, an Olmo worth keeping an eye on


Went for $155. Even in Thron, that's a good deal.


A great deal .....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby 5antos » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:52 pm

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sambo wrote:Again Cray I was second through for the Kenevans. Hope someone here nabbed that as well.


Picked up the Kenevans this morning. No 50th anniversary anything but rather a mix of mid 80s Campag bits 'n pieces. Think this was a result of miscommunication rather than misrepresentation. Background is the frame was (allegedly) custom made by Ken Evans for the sellers father back when he was competing internationally. Only have a quarter of the story and will talk to the original owner to fill in the rest.

Nice frame though. Reynolds 753. Needs some work - lots of rust speckles in the paint. Been hanging up for too long. A bit of history and importantly my size so figured I'd give it a go. Not such a massive bargain but fair for what it is.
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