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 Hamster » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:59 pm

drubie wrote:
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.


You can buy a Repco Preset, brand new from Big W for between $79 and $99 so to pay $125 for a Spectra in poor condition sounds just a tad rich. On second thoughts using these gas pipe creations for fixie conversion is not a bad idea as it might save a quality bike from a fate almost as bad as death.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:09 pm

nobody's building fixies anymore. that's so this year.

cx is the new fixie.
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Postby rkelsen » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:42 pm

The decimal point is two places too far to the right for either of those.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby drubie » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:35 pm

munga wrote:nobody's building fixies anymore. that's so this year.

cx is the new fixie.


If that's the case, I'm going to buy every crappy Graecross and Repco Spectra in sight, braze on some rear disk mounts that'll last about half an hour in service and put the rattle-canned result back on ebay for $500 a pop. I'm gonna be the cixie king!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:42 pm

I have a Graecross Legacy mtb set up as a single speed that i use for a farm bike, and it's not too bad. I used it for a while on the trails to try and improve my handling skills, being as it has no suspension. I've ridden much worse.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Sd » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:45 pm

Could be interesting if anyone is after a "bianci"

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/merrimac ... 011280376#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:45 am

WestcoastPete wrote:Wow! A Genuine Lombardo Alverstone 300!

:roll: :shock:


that name's enough reason to buy it.

"hi, mr lombardo"

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

Postby Wal42 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:52 am

Sd wrote:Could be interesting if anyone is after a "bianci"

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/merrimac ... 011280376#



It would be interesting to see the gruppo on this.

I'm thinking it is a 'badged' Bianchi, the price tends to confirm it.

Only down the Goldie, if I was in the market for another bike (other than the one I'm in the market for now), it's probably worth a call & a trip down to check it out, you just never know, it could be something that's been in the house for 20/30 years or more & the person just thinks it can't be worth much being an 'old' bike.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:15 am

ldrcycles wrote:I have a Graecross Legacy mtb set up as a single speed that i use for a farm bike, and it's not too bad. I used it for a while on the trails to try and improve my handling skills, being as it has no suspension. I've ridden much worse.


Is that your Monday farm bike or your Tuesday farm bike, loch?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby drubie » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:44 am

ldrcycles wrote:I have a Graecross Legacy mtb ... I've ridden much worse.

I'd crawl over a thousand graecross bikes to get to a single huffy. The graecross MTB I owned was the nastiest BSO ever made. It wasn't even straight, it weighed 4 tonnes and made me sad just to look at it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:49 am

fixie~schmixie

Guess there'll be a few here from Sydders watching this. Could be just a homie with a biggish fleabay score, but also could be an opportunistic on-seller. :|

Interesting bicycle. Improve appearance 100% by removing all reflectors, to start. :lol: Look like the old Araya rims I had on the Viscount, in the 70s.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:31 am

Is it a good time to sell?

I don't think so, in the last week (or so), I've picked up this little lot-

Shim 6oo F & R derailleurs- $42
Shim 500 F & R calipers- $25
Mirage R derailluer- $35
Nouvo F derailluer- $15
Shim 105 (1st series) D/T shifters, calipers & levers- $28


All prices are delivered & in Aussie dollars, unusual for me, I haven't bought 1 Suntour part over the last 2 weeks.

Not buying much stuff until late Feb now (unless I find some bargain priced SS Pro gear as I think I only have 1.5 Superbe Pro gruppos in stock), then I'll be hunting for some more bits & pieces.

What I am liking is the 7700 indexed setup I've fitted to the Vertex, if I can find a few more gruppos at a good price, I may convert a few of my other bikes to it (thinking that a MS Kenetic or Rep Vantage touring bikes would look the goods with DA gruppo fitted to them).

Next purchase will be Benotto number 2.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Sd » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:45 am

Wal42 wrote:
Sd wrote:Could be interesting if anyone is after a "bianci"

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/merrimac ... 011280376#



It would be interesting to see the gruppo on this.

I'm thinking it is a 'badged' Bianchi, the price tends to confirm it.

Only down the Goldie, if I was in the market for another bike (other than the one I'm in the market for now), it's probably worth a call & a trip down to check it out, you just never know, it could be something that's been in the house for 20/30 years or more & the person just thinks it can't be worth much being an 'old' bike.



He said Shimano 105 with Columbus tubes.. Maybe a Brava?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:53 am

Sd wrote:
He said Shimano 105 with Columbus tubes.. Maybe a Brava?



If it's a genuine one then it's pretty close to the money, I think if you got it for a bit under $200 & the drivetrain worked, the wheels weren't buckled beyond repair, then it's a pretty good buy.

If I wanted a Bianchi, I reckon I would have called him & be on my way down there to negotiate, right now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby amrjon » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:59 pm

frailer5 wrote:fixie~schmixie

Guess there'll be a few here from Sydders watching this. Could be just a homie with a biggish fleabay score, but also could be an opportunistic on-seller. :|

Interesting bicycle. Improve appearance 100% by removing all reflectors, to start. :lol: Look like the old Araya rims I had on the Viscount, in the 70s.


That's me, just shifting some surplus stuff. Bid away!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:34 pm

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 frailer5 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:27 pm

amrjon wrote:
frailer5 wrote:fixie~schmixie

Guess there'll be a few here from Sydders watching this. Could be just a homie with a biggish fleabay score, but also could be an opportunistic on-seller. :|

Interesting bicycle. Improve appearance 100% by removing all reflectors, to start. :lol: Look like the old Araya rims I had on the Viscount, in the 70s.


That's me, just shifting some surplus stuff. Bid away!

Gotta be careful what you say... :lol: Your invitation will be given automatic consideration. I like.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:35 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Wow! A Genuine Lombardo Alverstone 300!

:roll: :shock:


Why do I get the feeling somebody is down a Christmas present? :(
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:46 pm

Dan wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:I have a Graecross Legacy mtb set up as a single speed that i use for a farm bike, and it's not too bad. I used it for a while on the trails to try and improve my handling skills, being as it has no suspension. I've ridden much worse.


Is that your Monday farm bike or your Tuesday farm bike, loch?


PMSL, i've only got one farm bike, it's only a small farm (well it's 90 acres but a fair bit of that is taken up with bikes :lol: )
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:26 pm

Here's another on the Gold Coast. A Miyata Alumitech. I think it's a 6500 because it's got a 105 group set. I wonder how the aluminum tubes are after 25 years?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southpor ... 1011575331
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby peterk » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:08 pm

I have no idea of it's worth but you might?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Antique-Colu ... 43b73bbb01
Seems to be having a major cleanout.
And how about the head light on this!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:19 pm

Have to be good, but even just for the gruppo, that Alumitech Miyata is well worth the money, better if it was negotiated down a bit.

I'm not going to look at it again otherwise I'll be ringing the guy to go down & look at it. Some one please buy it before I have to.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:30 pm

morini wrote:Here's another on the Gold Coast. A Miyata Alumitech. I think it's a 6500 because it's got a 105 group set. I wonder how the aluminum tubes are after 25 years?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/southpor ... 1011575331

That's bloody huuuge!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:25 pm

Thank god, someone bought it before I did, I didn't even notice what size it was, it really didn't matter, with seats, stems & bars I can make nearly any bike fit.
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