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 LugNut » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:16 pm

grantw wrote:It's certainly not the worst frame I've seen, I'm curious to learn what it is.


The Fakenago's are almost always good bikes worthy of a respray. Most I have seen have had forged drop outs with drop out adjuster screws, nice angles and lugs, 27.2 seat posts - almost makes you wonder why they would cheapen them with Colnago decals. Many buyers (myself included) steer clear of them, and I'd say there are bargains to be had if you don't mind an anonymous bike.

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

Postby Ferrovelo » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:31 pm

LG wrote:I have no idea who bought it, and to be honest, have no issue with whoever did. Just disappointment it wasn't me :lol:. I know what I offered which was relatively little, and the seller let me know he sold it for less.


Always beats me why people take the off line early offers.
Seems to me that there is only downside for the seller, unless you realyl know what you have and what it's worth.
You can always sell it to whoever for their offer price at the end of the auction if you want (despite whatever bull they will probably tell you about needing a bike today or only being in town for 2 days or whatever), but your never know what you could have got.
It probably a karma thing for a tight ar*e seller anyway, tempted into saving a couple of bucks on ebay fees but missing out on much more.
A rare case of seller beware.

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Postby familyguy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:29 pm

Nice tourer, priced just a little high IMHO, but not far off.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/manly/bi ... 1016140550

Jim

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Postby LugNut » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:26 pm

familyguy wrote:Nice tourer, priced just a little high IMHO, but not far off.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/manly/bi ... 1016140550

Jim


Beautiful. I started lusting after a touring bike after seeing a picture of one of these, and now days touring bikes are all I ride. Before that I rode a steel crit racer! *shakes head*. If it were closer, 2CM larger and if I were in the market, I would pay $850 for that, it's no bargain but a fair price for a classic bike in good condition. But perhaps that's just my sentimental attachment talking. :)

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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:36 pm

Just copy pasting the questions and answers from the Clamont on the last page for posterity, hilarious.

Q: Hi - Can you please tell me if this bike is my size. Thanks.
A: no

Q: Well if you aren't going to tell anyone the size of the bike... how tall was the person who rode it? It's important to know the size.
A: 6ft 2in

Q: wHAT IS THE SEAT TUBE MEASUREMENT Centre of Crank to start of seat post? What is the top tube measurement Centre to centtre
A: No idea sorry and no I'm not measuring it sorry

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Postby Ferrovelo » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:35 am

ldrcycles wrote:Just copy pasting the questions and answers from the Clamont on the last page for posterity, hilarious.

Q: Hi - Can you please tell me if this bike is my size. Thanks.
A: no

Q: Well if you aren't going to tell anyone the size of the bike... how tall was the person who rode it? It's important to know the size.
A: 6ft 2in

Q: wHAT IS THE SEAT TUBE MEASUREMENT Centre of Crank to start of seat post? What is the top tube measurement Centre to centtre
A: No idea sorry and no I'm not measuring it sorry


Yeah, i see his point, there's no real need for all those questions. The title of the add is so descriptive it says it all.

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

Postby morini » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:21 am

I sent him a message as well.

Hi Basil,

Any chance of the wife and I booking a table for dinner?

Regards

He then pulled the listing.

By the way the first question is the bottom one. Saying, "no idea and no I'm not measuring it sorry", just doesn't cut it. The term d*ckhead suddenly springs to mind.

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

Postby grantw » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:37 am

Nice to see some people have dreams

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Postby Dan » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:45 am

grantw wrote:Nice to see some people have dreams


Or fat fingers. The optimist in me says typo. The pessimist says loser.

EDIT - emailed the seller - definitely a typo. Its being parted out now, apparently.
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Postby grantw » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:01 pm

There's been a lot of that about today.

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Postby sunho » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:32 pm

A hidden gem maybe? Royal star.. Just noticed it due to a crap description... For someone shorter than me
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1081303927

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

Postby frailer5 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:34 am

Well hidden. And well spotted. :D Decent looking bike. Off with those bars... and brakes (levers).

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Postby morini » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:55 am

Here's a Europa with a paint scheme I'm not familiar with. Is it just my eyesight but the downtube looks to be made of two different sized tubes???

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mermaid- ... 016628038#

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

Postby Dan » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:37 pm

Tidy enough looking Katana in Victoria somewhere

And a clean Colnago from Jos. Not overpriced. If it were my size...

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Postby QuangVuong » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:23 pm

sunho wrote:A hidden gem maybe? Royal star.. Just noticed it due to a crap description... For someone shorter than me
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1081303927

Seen it a couple times, but didnt see anything special about it.

May grab it if its under $10.

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Postby metalrideroz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:35 pm

1st photo, Bianchi, or at least the rear half of one.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USED-VINTAGE ... 460df2de91

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Postby rkelsen » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:41 pm

metalrideroz wrote:1st photo, Bianchi, or at least the rear half of one.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USED-VINTAGE ... 460df2de91

If the top half of its fork [visible in photo #2] is anything to go by, then it'll be a net liability.

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Postby grantw » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:00 pm

metalrideroz wrote:1st photo, Bianchi, or at least the rear half of one.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USED-VINTAGE ... 460df2de91


Looks like its fork in the third photo :shock:

Edit: didn't read over the page :)

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Postby QuangVuong » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:51 pm

Fork is in third and second. Looks like you only get the rear triangle.

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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:31 pm

grantw wrote:Nice to see some people have dreams


A Pro Tour by the looks of it, I had one of those for a while, it had full GPX. Not a bad bike.

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

Postby LG » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:25 am

For a taller fella in Sydney, this looks like the real deal http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/380608575128 ... 1423.l2649 Obviously had a hard life though.

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