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 jools » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:33 am

bychosis wrote:
frailer5 wrote:

The stand just 'makes' it.


But it's got a custom saddle and bar tape and led valve lights. That would add a lot of value.


I've got an RT Sport hanging up in the garage waiting in the project queue - if he gets $450 for his I'm off to get some bar tape and valve lights and it goes to the top of the queue! :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Rob74 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:18 pm

All right.....did someone on here snaffle the black early 1990's Shogun Team Issue 61.5cm frame with bull horns & Tr Bars for $60?.....and is picking it up this arvo...

Pictures please!

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

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:28 pm

If that were nearer to me, I prob get it for it looks cool.

ANyway, Ricardo Windcheater. Looks to be in really good condition, but to me its a little dear
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:50 pm

QuangVuong wrote:If that were nearer to me, I prob get it for it looks cool.

Anyway, Ricardo Windcheater. Looks to be in really good condition, but to me its a little dear


Yeah, same reaction here. Spiffy. I assume that's some kinda Tange tubing, by the looks of the sticker. And what you can see of the fork crown looks nice too. People have no idea about taking bike happy snaps.
Just a smidgen small for me.
Interesting history, and the guy sounds genuine. Do-able from Sydney, (Lake Macquarie); take a cut lunch, though. :lol: If it were a size up, and $150... :|
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Postby rkelsen » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:34 pm

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Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:42 pm

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

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:51 pm

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

Postby Dan » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:53 pm

Probably built by Dazza, no?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:58 pm

frailer5 wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:If that were nearer to me, I prob get it for it looks cool.

Anyway, Ricardo Windcheater. Looks to be in really good condition, but to me its a little dear


Yeah, same reaction here. Spiffy. I assume that's some kinda Tange tubing, by the looks of the sticker. And what you can see of the fork crown looks nice too. People have no idea about taking bike happy snaps.
Just a smidgen small for me.
Interesting history, and the guy sounds genuine. Do-able from Sydney, (Lake Macquarie); take a cut lunch, though. :lol: If it were a size up, and $150... :|

Been advertised for a while now, saw it a while ago. Might be negotiable by now.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:23 pm


What's with the battleship grey paint job?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:25 pm


Smoked a lot of cones before posting that one.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:37 pm

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

Postby WyvernRH » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:49 am

singlespeedscott wrote:

What's with the battleship grey paint job?


I'd say undercoat but it's gloss! :shock:
He's also made the Oppy gear less useful (and much less valuable unless you take it off the frame and rebuild it). There is a reason for the 'back throw' on the Oppy mount, it gets it nearer the close range cogs and thus a better change with the short arm which has a spring return instead of the double cable. The position of that braze-on looks like it is positioned for a standard Cyclo, i.e. too far forward for an Oppy. I reckon it will still work (if a bit clunkier than normal with more lever movement) but have no advantage over a standard Cyclo and with much less gear range.
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PS oh yes, and IMHO the price is several hundreds of dollars optimistic!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby elantra » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:38 pm

munga wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/REPCO-OLYMPIC-Australian-Road-Frameset-62cm-/111097124223?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Fragrances_Women_s_Fragrances_PP&hash=item19dde7957f&_uhb=1


Bingo !

Item is located in the UK.
Ideal for any long-legged retrophile Aussie patriot Repco-phile who is heading over to celebrate the TdF.
Just match up with a few wheels, a groupset (preferably D12), some bars and saddle.
Then cross channel to France.
Saves the hassle of flying a bike halfway across the world.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:25 pm

"race upside down" as stuart would say " how delightfully witty " :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Bob_TAS » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:56 pm

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

Postby Tinker » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:15 am

WyvernRH wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:

What's with the battleship grey paint job?


I'd say undercoat but it's gloss! :shock:
He's also made the Oppy gear less useful (and much less valuable unless you take it off the frame and rebuild it). There is a reason for the 'back throw' on the Oppy mount, it gets it nearer the close range cogs and thus a better change with the short arm which has a spring return instead of the double cable. The position of that braze-on looks like it is positioned for a standard Cyclo, i.e. too far forward for an Oppy. I reckon it will still work (if a bit clunkier than normal with more lever movement) but have no advantage over a standard Cyclo and with much less gear range.
Cheers
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PS oh yes, and IMHO the price is several hundreds of dollars optimistic!



I got my 1937 MS Opperman Special cheaper than that!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Tinker » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:18 am

I love this ad.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narrawon ... 1021688344

Negotiable for $1200 on the Gumtree

On fleabay she's managed to negotiate herself down by $700 :lol:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Harry-H ... 464&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:58 pm

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

Postby seddo » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:26 pm

wow I thought that was some sought of fence art
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby xerlex » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:40 pm



I love this line:

The handlebars have been stamped after completing each race!
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