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 morini » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:43 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


Whoops, I asked a mate down the Coast to go and have a look if he had the time. He just phoned and I now own it. He reckons it looks like it's done hardly any work. He got it for $100.

I wonder just how big it is. I use a 60 cm but it might be a bit bigger than that I think. Cool
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:46 pm

Easily a 25" (63.5cm) I reckon.
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Postby Wal42 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:24 am

Short stem, short seatpost, short crankset, TdF bend bars, & you'll fit on it great.

In a way I'm happy that you got it, in a way very unhappy (yeah I think I really did want it & should have just bought it), but hey I really don't need every bike I take a liking too (no I don't, just have to keep reminding myself).
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Postby amrjon » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:06 am

Apollo 3 in Sydney

[url]http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/marsfield/bicycles/apollo-iii-xl-24-5in-frame-kuwahara/1011541608 8)[/url]
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:31 am

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BRAND-NEW-SOUTHERN-STAR-80CC-MOTORIZED-BIKE-MOTORISED-GREAT-FOR-CHRISTMAS-/321046801473?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4abfe16c41&_uhb=1#ht_814wt_1016

It's not old, but wow what a great way to kill the kids and with a top speed of 60 kph it'll result in reduced pedestrian numbers.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:49 am

Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BRAND-NEW-SOUTHERN-STAR-80CC-MOTORIZED-BIKE-MOTORISED-GREAT-FOR-CHRISTMAS-/321046801473?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4abfe16c41&_uhb=1#ht_814wt_1016

It's not old, but wow what a great way to kill the kids and with a top speed of 60 kph it'll result in reduced pedestrian numbers.

It doesn't get much wronger than that, on so many levels. :(
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Postby munga » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:58 am

imagine that on a more aero funnybike. some basic head work and a better exhaust and you could be riding the motorway to work.
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Postby munga » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:58 am

for a little while..
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Postby Wal42 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:58 am

I know who would end up getting killed, 60kph with canti brakes? :shock:


Are you farkin' kidding me :?: :?: :?: :roll:


Would anyone in their right mind ride this (experienced cyclists I mean)?


In Qld, it is illegal to ride something like that, unless you are on private property, there is a certain speed (or power), over which it is not permitted on public streets (bike paths included), I know as I was looking into a 900 watt electric MTB conversion kit, but would only consider it with really good disc brakes, when I discovered it wouldn't be legal on the roads, the idea died.
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:10 pm

Illegal as drink driving nationwide Wal. No way that'd fit into the 200/250watt limit for power assist bikes on public roads.
I had the misfortune to be passed by one of them on the Dynon Rd path last year. Seems the raucous exhaust is perfectly designed to leave a plume of blue vaporous filth up to head height for at least 500m before it disperses. :roll:

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Postby Wal42 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:18 pm

I was more considering what would happen in the hands of some teenager, either on a public road, with those brakes, or the legal result of cleaning up an errant pedestrian/cyclist/pram pushing mother/earbud wearing jogger on a shared pathway, you'd never stop in time from 60.
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Postby grantw » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:00 pm

There have been a few fatalities hereabouts attributed to "cyclists", on those contraptions. All of the victims have been disqualified drivers it turns out.
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Postby munga » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:36 pm

natural selection, then.
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Postby wombatK » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:37 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Illegal as drink driving nationwide Wal. No way that'd fit into the 200/250watt limit for power assist bikes on public roads.

Illegal to ride on public roads or cycleways (shared and otherwise), but unfortunately not illegal to sell.
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well that they have not given the police the resources to enforce their sham laws.

The sooner they make them illegal to sell, import or distribute, the better.
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Postby ammie7 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:27 pm

No need for head work on a Two stroke. The performance on those things is proportional to the taper of the expantion chamber of the pipe to the ratio of the fuel air mixture. A long taper: high end speed! a short fat (usually the pipe of the baseball hat wearing, Meth addicted rider!) all tourque and noise. (SLOW) A competent `C` (4 u Munga) grade rider could wind up a legal 30cc bike kit with a long track 'Taper'-Cone' and get that engine to hold 80Klm's easy, till it blew up as the piston to skirt ratio on all those cheapy motors is thin. Therefore the idiots are generally short lived as their motor wont push them for long.
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Postby munga » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:49 pm

hmm i'll admit to knowing less than your single post about two-strokes.
i do recall paying money to change reed valves on my rd350 when i was a kid.
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Postby ammie7 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:45 pm

Nah, these small non 'scavenging ports' dont have the same abillity to be affected by a reed valve induction. Your RD 350 was a ' scavenging port induction' so the amount of 'air , fuel induction could be determined by the 'reed valve strength' And if you remember the profile of your pipe? small away from the head ito a long taper'd cone into a restricted baffle. Thats why it did'nt go anywhere under 4 grnd, lol.
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Postby Mustang » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:26 pm

Why is this not attracting attention?
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Postby grantw » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:09 pm

Mustang wrote:Why is this not attracting attention?
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That old thing?
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Postby morini » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:41 pm

munga wrote:hmm i'll admit to knowing less than your single post about two-strokes.
i do recall paying money to change reed valves on my rd350 when i was a kid.


I'm guilty of owning too many Italian jobs but a mate had a 350 RD. What a lovely bike, I'd even own one today. I wonder where they've all gone?
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Postby HappyHumber » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:56 pm

munga wrote:i do recall paying money to change reed valves on my rd350 when i was a kid.

Aren't reed valves something used in the mouthpiece of bagpipes? :D
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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:31 pm

And on clarinets, saxophones etc. Very annoying when they split, makes a horrible noise.
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Postby barkmadly » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:50 am

The five star has 84 watchers. Maybe there will be a feeding frenzy late?
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Postby frailer5 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:05 am

I know Graecross made some ordinary stuff, but this looks like upper-end on their pecking order. For tall~ies; within reach of Sydney.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby cflmx » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:55 am

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



BARGAIN!!!


That seller has such outrageous rates is not funny. A few months ago i asked him why so expensive, he replied upset and even called me a Pr1ck.
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