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 sunho » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:59 pm

That Eurosport probably weighs 11kg and he says he can lift it with one finger !
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Re: 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 LG » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:30 am

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

Postby rkelsen » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:22 am

sunho wrote:That Eurosport probably weighs 11kg and he says he can lift it with one finger !

You're probably right about the weight. It might even be closer to 12kg.

But what kind of man can't lift 12kg with one finger? :|
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sunho » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:48 am

Elan in SA
570mm seat tube, looks square.
this looks nice, 100 BIN

1star in WA
60 bucks
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Postby devilishdesigner » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:30 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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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:57 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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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:13 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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then may be add some Gangsta Chrome Mufflers

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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:02 pm

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:25 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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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Mustang » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:48 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:I would prefer Silverlight's 4 Star. And it does have a leather seat.
The familiar brick wall used as a backdrop is missing from this set of shots from Mario.

It went for $900 something, reasonable.
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Postby Hamster » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:00 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 grantw » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:16 pm

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Postby Hamster » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:32 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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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:57 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 10:22 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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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:32 am


I object, that frankenbike is not "tandem shaped". Looks more like the result of a terrible accident
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:44 am

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78MKBHR3NbU
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:52 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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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:22 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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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:55 pm

Verry nice Munga :)
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Postby munga » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:24 pm

:wink:
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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