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

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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:59 am

for those who are more flexible than me
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Postby wqlava1 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:59 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:for those who are more flexible than me
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You could really apple core your kneecaps with those bars
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Postby ldrcycles » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:45 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:for those who are more flexible than me
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Looks like it melted on a hot day :shock: :lol: .
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Wal42 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:33 pm

sunho wrote:Appreciate the heads up!
such a shame really, when such gems pop up...



My post about this bike has been pulled by the moderators due to the fact I defamed the guy, I should have said in my opinion the guy is........etc.

Oh, and received a warning.

I've tried to play by the rules, occasionally I slip up, maybe I'll just stick to myself in future.
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Postby morini » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:42 pm

No harm done in my opinion. The mods are just doing their job. This site has a standard and they keep it on track. No one has died............ I really appreciated you doing what you did because I was thinking of bidding, up until you showed all of us what was really on offer. You can now say you took one for the team. Top job.

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Postby akq » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:44 pm

Thanks apology accepted(if thats what it was)
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Postby grantw » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:49 pm

Yes Wal, no issues here :)
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Postby akq » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:11 pm

Unfortunately the issue is what he posted about me after a 5 minute conversation
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:30 pm

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postby Wal42 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:33 pm
=>> Wal42 my specific thanks for your efforts & offering your experience to inspect and then inspecting on my behalf, it really was very much appreciated.

For those considering this item Refer to the listing "photo 10" above the down tube shifters 10-20mm from the head tube lugs. The extra photos taken and provided by Wal42 clearly show the stress lines in the frame tubing paint with rust onset. Also note that turning the item upside down released rusty water from the Head Tube and the Seat tube.

On Flea Bay:
1) Know what you are buying,
2) Ask the necessary questions,
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3) Above all wherever possible have an experienced set of eyes review the item in question and offer to you their frank assessment.

=>> "Caveat emptor".

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Postby AUbicycles » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:09 pm

This is a general admin note - obviously related to the removed post.

Please be conscious of what it posted - while each person is free to retain their own views and opinions - I would ask each member to be conscious of what they post on this public forum, including in this thread where there is a high dose of opinion and preference.

- Take note not to make it personal, whenever the character of a person is challenged this only causes upset.
- If your wish to share criticism of an item, keep it factual and informative and be conscious that it is does not become vindictive, unfair or unreasonable.

Even though the T&Cs in this site/forum state that each member takes responsibility for what they post - I am still first in line and usually suffer the brunt of the reaction if there are problems. Please consider the tens of thousands of hours that have been spent creating and managing this free community forum and what it means to spent more time managing such problems rather than ensuring a positive, active forum can be retained.

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

Postby Rob74 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:28 pm

To get the Thread back on track.

What is it with these Dragsters/Chopper/Cruisers...
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:07 pm


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

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:37 am

akq wrote:Unfortunately the issue is what he posted about me after a 5 minute conversation



Notwithstanding this, it may be prudent to amend the listing, in light of what you now know regarding the overall condition of the frame.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:16 am

Be really quick. I've run out of money. Superbe Pro $100

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suntour-Supe ... 460cfe25f0
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Postby drubie » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:22 am

morini wrote:Be really quick. I've run out of money. Superbe Pro $100

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suntour-Supe ... 460cfe25f0


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

Postby LG » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:45 am

ldrcycles wrote:
frailer5 wrote:... and just as well some of us here don't think like the seller here

The bike was given to me, but being in the senior/retirement age bracket and not having ridden a bike for 40 or so years, I have decided that something a little less "racey" is probably better (safer!!) for me.


Interesting brake levers. And any idea what that rear derailleur is? I would have guessed a Tourney or RS but there's a cut out in the body.

Sorry, quoted post was a couple pages back - The RD & brake levers look like shimano adamas, part of the early 80s shimano aero gear, cranks look like they are also this model which have an interesting splined bottom bracket and external facing bottom bracket cups.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:41 am

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Postby cmc75 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:05 am

"The head-stem bolt is missing, but I can't see it rattling loose in a hurry". I can see it "rattling loose" in a big hurry, and it's not pretty...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-bicycle-Speedwell-single-speed-fixie-horizontal-dropouts-/230933671720?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item35c4b82f28
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Vern Stralam » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:30 am

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Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:11 pm

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

Postby Bobbybobson » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:55 pm

Vern Stralam wrote:Twice as nice at half the price!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/140921231745 ... 1423.l2649

"General condition light rust"
BAHAHAHAHA!
Would you like some steel with your rust?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:26 pm

Some seriously deluded bike sellers on eBay.
I love old Skool bmx bikes and some folk think they'll bat $2400 for a skyway with modern bits fitted. . Dreamers.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:59 pm

The term "Old - Mid - New School BMX" annoy's me as much as "fixie" does these day.
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