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

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Postby devilishdesigner » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:30 pm

LG wrote:Been watching this old Malvern Star as it's not far from home http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/370747430507 ... 1423.l2649
Just can't bring myself to bid on something with badly bent forks, non-original paint and only some of the original parts. 1949 though...


I've got a very similar MS frame which is slightly creased but has straight forks, maybe you need both? ;)
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Postby wqlava1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:57 pm

Rob74 wrote:Its all about the bars

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If it's just the bars, get one of these benders and start bending. With that premium on spaghetti, rust (which some have noted has been selling well) will be relegated, and we will see a new cottage industry develop.

It needs to be 25.4 or whatever in the middle for the stem clamp - so how would you get that done on some bars that are sufficiently long enough to give scope for adequate "artistic expression"?

There are people who eschew butterfly bars for touring because they flex too much. Dunno what they'd make of this.


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Postby Rob74 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:13 pm

Re wqlava1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:57 pm
"Dunno what they'd make of this."

=>> I've got nothing this dragster stuff/section is out of control.

Check out the Chainring/cranks & pedals

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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:02 pm

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Postby LG » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:25 pm

devilishdesigner wrote:
LG wrote:Been watching this old Malvern Star as it's not far from home http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/370747430507 ... 1423.l2649
Just can't bring myself to bid on something with badly bent forks, non-original paint and only some of the original parts. 1949 though...


I've got a very similar MS frame which is slightly creased but has straight forks, maybe you need both? ;)


Interesting... thanks for the mention. I'll ponder more and get back to you if it works, but still haven't convinced myself yet the frame is worth the dollars :wink: .
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Postby Mustang » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:48 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:I would prefer Silverlight's 4 Star. And it does have a leather seat.
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It went for $900 something, reasonable.
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Postby Hamster » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:00 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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Postby grantw » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:16 pm

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Postby Hamster » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:32 pm

grantw wrote:


It appears to have been correctly identified in the comments.


You're absolutely correct - I didn't read that far :oops:
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Postby grantw » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:57 pm

Hamster wrote:
grantw wrote:


It appears to have been correctly identified in the comments.


You're absolutely correct - I didn't read that far :oops:


no less amusing though :D
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Postby Hamster » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:22 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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Postby find_bruce » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:32 pm


I object, that frankenbike is not "tandem shaped". Looks more like the result of a terrible accident
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Postby Hamster » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:44 pm

find_bruce wrote:

I object, that frankenbike is not "tandem shaped". Looks more like the result of a terrible accident



That was being a little harsh - I had plans along these lines for that UTSO

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Postby grantw » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:52 pm



Oh the huge manatee!

Apart from it's shocking visual presence, I don't think that chain arrangement would work for long, but perhaps just long enough before it snaps in half.
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Postby munga » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:22 pm

grantw wrote:


Oh the huge manatee!

Apart from it's shocking visual presence, I don't think that chain arrangement would work for long, but perhaps just long enough before it snaps in half.


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Postby grantw » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:55 pm

Verry nice Munga :)
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Postby munga » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:24 pm

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Postby cotterpin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:02 am

a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest

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Postby WyvernRH » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:30 am



Obviously because it's Red? :P
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Postby Hamster » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:46 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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Postby ldrcycles » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:37 pm

WyvernRH wrote:


Obviously because it's Red? :P
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Beats me, at the moment it's on what i recently got for a fully restored early 90s Peugeot Iseran which was a heck of a lot better quality than that.
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