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

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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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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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Postby grantw » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:37 am

frailer5 wrote:I know Graecross made some ordinary stuff, but this looks like upper-end on their pecking order. For tall~ies; within reach of Sydney.


Yes they weren't all junk it seems. There's a nice Graecross Tourer going in Tasmania at the moment. I initially mistook it for a Centurion :shock:
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Postby munga » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:57 am

probably rebadged ricardo's (leisure cycles - they sold frames to other brands)
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Postby Hamster » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:29 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SACOCHES-DE-SOLEX-MOTOBECANE-PEUGEOT-/181055940387?pt=FR_JG_Moto_Pi%C3%A8ces&hash=item2a27c66723

Not a bad looking set of panniers and the price is reasonable but the postage seems a little high
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Postby sled » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:40 pm

Hamster wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SACOCHES-DE-SOLEX-MOTOBECANE-PEUGEOT-/181055940387?pt=FR_JG_Moto_Pi%C3%A8ces&hash=item2a27c66723

Not a bad looking set of panniers and the price is reasonable but the postage seems a little high



Think id get a ticket if he offered local pick up :lol:
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Postby ammie7 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:55 pm

Forget Fleabay, what's with the crazy prices on Dumbtree?? I have a real 40's Speedwell, shall i dare ask for $1000. I should easily be able to get $300 for the immaculate "Bell" 1240 seat. Bondi breeds this madness.
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Postby cflmx » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:32 am

Need new tools for your campy steerer tube?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Campa ... 484dac52b5
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Postby cflmx » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:36 am

Looks like I chose the wrong time to buy a saddle.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-IDEALE-MODE ... 484921917d
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Postby Wal42 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:39 am

cflmx wrote:Need new tools for your campy steerer tube?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Campa ... 484dac52b5



For that price it'd want to come with a hooker that does you 5 times a week, are some people serious? The stupid thing is some nutbag will pay that & stick it on his shelf, so he can brag off to all his friends. Dead set tossers.
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Postby Mustang » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:44 am

Mustang wrote:Why is this not attracting attention?
Malvern 5 Star

NO BIDS????

Vintage MALVERN STAR 5 STAR road frame *****

04 Jan, 201318:36:06 AEDST

Starting bid:

AU $400.00

[ 0 bids ]
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Postby amrjon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:42 pm

cflmx wrote:Looks like I chose the wrong time to buy a saddle.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-IDEALE-MODE ... 484921917d


Wow, that guys prices are !!!!!, I was most surprised to see that he is actually selling plenty of stuff at those prices.
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Postby grantw » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:32 pm

He has some great stuff, and that Ideale saddle is pretty special.
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Postby Hamster » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:35 pm

cflmx wrote:Looks like I chose the wrong time to buy a saddle.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-IDEALE-MODE ... 484921917d



I have one of those in really good condition on my '72 Peugeot. At that price I'm almost tempted to pull it off and sell it - nah just joking.
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Postby rkelsen » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:43 pm

cflmx wrote:Looks like I chose the wrong time to buy a saddle.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-IDEALE-MODE ... 484921917d

You could save $360! :lol:
Mustang wrote:NO BIDS????

Vintage MALVERN STAR 5 STAR road frame *****

I'm no expert on frames of that era, but there appears to be something NQR about that one and I can't quite put my finger on it. If I were in the market for one of these, I'd have let that one pass.
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Postby peterk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:52 pm

You would almost be too cool for school with this on your ride!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOS-Bikit-Te ... 3f20c4ec03
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:29 pm

Wal42 wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Campa ... 484dac52b5

For that price it'd want to come with a hooker that does you 5 times a week, are some people serious? The stupid thing is some nutbag will pay that & stick it on his shelf, so he can brag off to all his friends. Dead set tossers.


Especially when I saw a full Campy tool kit in its wooden box for $1500 a few weeks back.

I so want one of them. Perfect for all your old steel roadie rebuilds and restores.
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Postby Saro28 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:42 pm

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Postby barkmadly » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:29 pm

Five star is sold to a happy new owner. Lots of viewers but no bids until after auction ended. I was puzzled by the lack of bids. Post christmas poverty maybe? Frame is in great condition but the slightly chipped paint may have put some people off needlessly. It may have appeared as structural damage rather than simple cosmetics.
I am selling a 30's racing frame now for a song. I love old iron and it's worth more, but maybe I am biased.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:36 pm

barkmadly wrote:Five star is sold to a happy new owner. Lots of viewers but no bids until after auction ended. I was puzzled by the lack of bids. Post christmas poverty maybe? Frame is in great condition but the slightly chipped paint may have put some people off needlessly. It may have appeared as structural damage rather than simple cosmetics.
I am selling a 30's racing frame now for a song. I love old iron and it's worth more, but maybe I am biased.

eBay can be fickle. I once sold a lugless 5 star, got about $550 for the frame. A couple of weeks later saw a standard lugged 5 star with pretty ordinary paint go fit nearly $1000. I know which person got the better deal. And I know which one I would rather have. Wish I hadn't sold it.
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Postby Vern Stralam » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:07 am

barkmadly wrote:Five star is sold to a happy new owner. Lots of viewers but no bids until after auction ended. I was puzzled by the lack of bids. Post christmas poverty maybe? Frame is in great condition but the slightly chipped paint may have put some people off needlessly. It may have appeared as structural damage rather than simple cosmetics.
I am selling a 30's racing frame now for a song. I love old iron and it's worth more, but maybe I am biased.

I personally am not confident to buy a five star without a conforming serial number.
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Postby morini » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:17 am

Wal42 wrote:
cflmx wrote:Need new tools for your campy steerer tube?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Campa ... 484dac52b5



For that price it'd want to come with a hooker that does you 5 times a week, are some people serious? The stupid thing is some nutbag will pay that & stick it on his shelf, so he can brag off to all his friends. Dead set tossers.


Just wait, in a few years all the really valuable stuff will be living in someones lounge room and it will be part of their self managed superannuation fund. This is what has happened to 70's Ducati motorcycles. When the serious money joins in all of us will be lamenting that Colnago or Eddie Merckx we should have bought for a thousand dollars. Instead of the ten thousand some greedy investor will pay. Prices will climb and there is always going to be more dickwits ready to pay too much. Enjoy it while you can because as soon as some financial adviser or investor hear or sees some of the beautiful and exotic bikes that are around it's over red rover for us amateurs.
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