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 ammie7 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:03 pm

The Super Elliot on Ebay? $300. Id love to have those hubs. What about those pedals? I have a set, sans the screw on dust cap. Any ideas?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:35 pm

Anyone looking for some new bars to complete that project?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-STEEL-C ... 416ed1ea5a
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Sd » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:43 pm

peterk wrote:Anyone looking for some new bars to complete that project?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-STEEL-C ... 416ed1ea5a



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

Postby grantw » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:48 pm

sunho wrote:Taken! I do hope someone from this forum picked it up

Nice


Not me I was wasting time asking what the size was, to their credit the seller replied :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:52 am

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Re: Sorry you didn't win

Postby amrjon » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:22 am

Dow Jones Index wrote:
You could be in luck amrjon, turns out she won two frames and this has become surplus. PM me if you're keen, I'm sure she'd sell it to you for the price she paid.


Cool, I'm keen, I've sent you a PM.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bog1953 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:14 am

I bought a bike off this guy yesterday, he charged 65 euros for shipping. cheap as. He has another Dancelli which I'm sure he'll take 205 euro for. That's very cheap. with shipping about $350.00. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dancelli-12- ... 337eb37824 I hope someone is wise enough to to buy.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:33 pm




I bought a Spezzotto off this guy around 18 months ago - very nice bike and a reputable seller.
It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:10 pm

munga wrote:i think the bar might have been attached so one could transport it on a bike rack.


good point - didn't think of that... I would have just folded it..
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bog1953 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:02 pm

Why? Why? What am I missing, that money seems silly. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/370717656440 ... 1438.l2649
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby lilcuda » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:56 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-CAMP ... 25790c539b

Campy on ebay .

Be aware I have watched this guys auctions in the past and he operates under at least 3 ebay names and items seem to be relisted with a strong hint of shill bidding.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:18 am

lilcuda wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-CAMPAGNOLO-CINELLI-ROAD-BIKE-RACER-RACING-SHIMANO-600-P-p-SYD-2566-/160944640923?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item25790c539b

Campy on ebay .

Be aware I have watched this guys auctions in the past and he operates under at least 3 ebay names and items seem to be relisted with a strong hint of shill bidding.


It's a Paino!

I've been watching that and was a also a bit suspicious about the bidding history, plus the pickup is at Minno!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby lilcuda » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:40 pm

grantw wrote:
I've been watching that and was a also a bit suspicious about the bidding history, plus the pickup is at Minno!


LOL you pronounced it correctly , for a local anyway :P .

I suspect rabih2007 , wozmar11 and brah2012 have a lot in common .Im sure there are some other user names .

I dont mind if someone has many accounts to avoid ebay fee's but bidding on items and giving yourself glowing positive feedback for doing so = scammer .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:56 pm

lilcuda wrote:LOL you pronounced it correctly , for a local anyway :P .


I work up that way and have received lessons in correct pronunciation :) Though Minto's not all bad, Hillbrick Cycles are headquartered there!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:40 pm

a bike for those that were given money for Christmas
probably better if you won Lotto recently
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:18 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:a bike for those that were given money for Christmas
probably better if you won Lotto recently

never seen one before, interesting that it's named spacelander, the race to the moon was on back then.
also the seller says the frame is entirely made of fibreglass........I don't think so, it must be a f/glass cover over a normal steel frame :?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby brentono » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:39 pm

bicyclemike at bikeforums.net (28/11/2006) says
My Partner John Howland and I bought the rights to the Bowden Spacelander in the 80's from Ben Bowden and have built over 160 of them in the last 19-20 years. The originals were very fragile and did have a marked propensity for breaking on the downtube AND the front fenders.. I know about the fenders because ....well...I have sold lots and lots and lots of fenders to owners of originals to repalce their broken ones. Our continuing production started off being built initially with a very partial internal frame (1988-1990) under the fiberglass bodywork specifically to address the weakness of the Downtube and the bottom bracket area on the originals. Handling was still squirrelly like on the original and then we went to a custom made internal frame (1991-present) that gave the bike significantly more strength and better ride.


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

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:00 pm

Wow that's really cool. Not $42,000 worth of cool, but very interesting all the same.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:12 pm

Someone was looking for a tandem a while back, how about a triple? this looks ok and reasonable postage too!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litespeed-Talia ... 43a8f4d3d6
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:19 pm

Or a Gary Fisher MTB. It's not even the top model although postage is cheaper!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1991-Ga ... 519eebe79f
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:21 pm

No way, $25,000!? And original cost was $38,000 :shock: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby dubrat » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:18 am

Check his eBay shop name

Budget Bicycle Center

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

Postby Hamster » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:56 am

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby drubie » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:24 pm

Hamster wrote:I'm thinking rusty gas pipe.


Well...The Repco Spectra is a fairly nasty piece of work (stamped dropouts etc) and ordinarily you'd use it as a garden decoration but as a fixie candidate they're not bad (my ghetto fixie is a red/white/black spectra). It's no worse than than the Repco single speed you can buy brand new in Big W at the moment.

However, anything with a Graecross sticker on it should be melted down. They are an offense to bicycling. Pretty ambitious trying to flog those for $125 since he grabbed them for free off a verge somewhere.
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