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 WyvernRH » Thu May 02, 2013 8:27 pm

[quote="factory" I wouldnt be too worried about the weight of the Pina (trainer after all) but want a nice ride feel. What do you guys think?[/quote]
Well Oria made some damn good tubing.... but... this isn't it... it is the lowest grade they made, not even cro-mo. I can't think offhand of an equivalent modern Reynolds grade down that far, 500 possibly?
I am very surprised that Pinarello made anything out of that tubing, I always thought it was a top company like De Rosa?
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Postby singlespeedscott » Thu May 02, 2013 8:42 pm

The closest tubing is called 1020 hi tensile.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Thu May 02, 2013 8:47 pm

1020 = GASPIPE strikes again

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

Postby sunho » Thu May 02, 2013 11:51 pm

lennie
I'm about $350 dollars away from buying this...........
if i miss out within the next 6 days then i hope someone here gets it....
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Postby singlespeedscott » Fri May 03, 2013 12:29 am

sunho wrote:lennie
I'm about $350 dollars away from buying this...........
if i miss out within the next 6 days then i hope someone here gets it....

Nice.
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Postby frailer5 » Fri May 03, 2013 8:57 am

... and good luck with it.
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Fri May 03, 2013 11:07 am

This seemed to go quite well http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-Navy ... true&rt=nc

Very nice bike there.
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Postby feelthewheel » Fri May 03, 2013 5:24 pm

LG wrote:This seemed to go quite well http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/vintage-Navy ... true&rt=nc

Very nice bike there.


Methinks we'll see this listed again (I will bet due to a non-payer). The final price seems a bit unrealistic, even for such a nice bicycle.
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Postby grantw » Fri May 03, 2013 6:03 pm

pentlandexile wrote:By the way does anyone else wish Bicycle Quarterly was printed in colour?


Yes I do. Happily pay more for it too.
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Postby xerlex » Fri May 03, 2013 9:11 pm

Who got this?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Classic-shim ... 43bb53f4a7
I didn't really need it so I only put $25 on it.
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Postby munga » Fri May 03, 2013 9:31 pm

wow, some decent parts for $26!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Sun May 05, 2013 11:09 pm

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Optimistic starting price, but check out that derailleur :D I read on Disraeli that Suntour invented the three jockey wheel derailleur to solve the issue of chain slap on bicycles with a wide gear range, and according to the author, it worked beautifully. It suffered at the hands of Suntour's marketing team ( :roll: ), and eventually they were forced to succumb to market pressures and replace it with the less effective long cage derailleur.

A nice bike with a full set of touring braze ons. you don't come across a lot of Nishikis that arn't rebranded as Repcos.


There is also a small lowish end Bridgestone mountain bike on gumtree NSW, well worth the $29 asking price.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Mon May 06, 2013 9:18 am

Big, reasonably priced De Rosa, and another less big but still big one...
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Postby grantw » Mon May 06, 2013 9:30 am

Looks like a legit colnago but that drippy paintjob will need redoing
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Mon May 06, 2013 9:52 am

Another optimist, but worth a squiz.

That isn't you, is it LG?


Interesting use of Gumtree

I want to find this bike now!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bobbybobson » Mon May 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Dan wrote:Big, reasonably priced De Rosa


Oh my size!!!!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Mon May 06, 2013 7:43 pm

Bob_TAS wrote:Another optimist, but worth a squiz.

That isn't you, is it LG?

Well, I'm forever the optimist :wink: . I don't think it's overly optimistic though, the 8 speed 105 & 600 gear is good quality stuff, similarly the better Giant frames are highly underrated. Time will tell. It does say negotiable, and the degree to which it's negotiable is ... I guess... up for negotiation.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Mon May 06, 2013 8:10 pm

Haha I knew it.

It's a fair price mate, I'm just too much of a bargain hunter :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:42 pm

Another optimist...over 2 or 3x what I'd expect for my similar bike, which is not for sale. Although it's got a Superbe Pro RD that isn't very well on display because the gears are cross-chained on the small circles, and has a beautiful simple fork shape. Anyone know what the fork is called?

And while forum user LG is being mentioned regarding steel Giants, a Giant Kronos (probably just a Kronos GS), , interesting for a couple of things. First, you would never carry stuff for long with a top rear rack mount like that. But secondly, I have recently put together a 62cm 1997 Kronos that I got from forum user Rustguard 3 years back. It takes a 27.2mm seatpost, so must be reasonable Cr Mo. They only have top tubes on the shorter end of the spectrum (62x57, 59x56) so fit me fine. It was nice and light so I got another Kronos in the next size down, 59cm, the other day. What's different is that it has a tight fitting Tiogo steel 27.0mm seatpost. It came with original spec RSX STI, RSX triple 46/36/26 cranks and RSX brakes so looked like it was not the lower spec Kronos GS model like the one advertised - but it looks like Giant played around with spec a bit. On BikePedia.com the 94 to 96 Kronos models were made of heavier but still good tube with 26.4 and 26.8 seat posts, and the 98 model changed to aluminium. It's interesting that the RSX A410 front derailleur as supplied on a couple of years of the Giant Kronos is recommended by various of the French revival sites associated with Velo Orange as being good for STI shifting with a smaller large chainring in the mid-forties teeth and a big range down to a small third ring or even for wide range 2 rings.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue May 07, 2013 7:53 am

wqlava1 wrote:Another optimist...over 2 or 3x what I'd expect for my similar bike, which is not for sale. Although it's got a Superbe Pro RD that isn't very well on display because the gears are cross-chained on the small circles, and has a beautiful simple fork shape. Anyone know what the fork is called?



fork crown looks to be a cinelli SCA

http://velobase.com/ViewFramePart.aspx? ... dd8a5e94d4
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby wqlava1 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:28 am

munga wrote:
wqlava1 wrote:Another optimist...over 2 or 3x what I'd expect for my similar bike, which is not for sale. Although it's got a Superbe Pro RD that isn't very well on display because the gears are cross-chained on the small circles, and has a beautiful simple fork shape. Anyone know what the fork is called?



fork crown looks to be a cinelli SCA

http://velobase.com/ViewFramePart.aspx? ... dd8a5e94d4


I looked them up and there was comment from Jobst Brandt about having had that type of fork fail, as well as a long thread on Velocipede Salon. Failures seem to occur either because it is hard to get the solder into the crack between the internal lug and the fork leg tube, or because the lug finishes square and creates stress at that point. Note that the Cinelli SCA lug that you pointed to on velobase.com is cut away at the sides and does not finish square, but that some others that have copied the style do. I still like the look of sloping shouldered fork crowns, but I'll happily keep to the externally lugged one on my Velosmith for now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Tue May 07, 2013 1:05 pm

i have a reynolds 531 fork with that lug, and the right leg has come away - not enough solder.

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i have since found a replacement fork, as the end of the fork leg had flared a bit much, and i think a replacement might have been cheaper than a repair.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby jools » Tue May 07, 2013 2:00 pm

Hard to tell from the photos and the description is a bit vague but this looks interesting - downtube shifters, chrome forks (Tange?) and an interesting looking stem:

No-names

and something a bit older...

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

Postby QuangVuong » Tue May 07, 2013 6:45 pm

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

Postby LugNut » Wed May 08, 2013 1:03 am

QuangVuong wrote:Giant CFR with 6500 stuff
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GIANT-CFR-Ca ... 4173142d6a


Full Ultegra group set and $8 worth of scrap aluminum, you beauty! :lol:
Just winding you up...
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