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

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Postby feelthewheel » Sun May 20, 2018 5:59 pm

I had hoped this person would have offered it to forum members first, however it's now apparently for sale on ca$htree:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tathra/ ... 1184571325

Has a 55cm (c-c) seat-tube. Too small for me, but well worth saving due to the rarity and age.

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Postby Derny Driver » Mon May 21, 2018 12:42 am

feelthewheel wrote:I had hoped this person would have offered it to forum members first, however it's now apparently for sale on ca$htree:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tathra/ ... 1184571325

Has a 55cm (c-c) seat-tube. Too small for me, but well worth saving due to the rarity and age.

Yes except its not a track frame, its a run of the mill roadster

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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon May 21, 2018 7:16 am

ebay listing dunlop bike seat saddle antique leather vintage

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Me: It is a Dunlop rubber top saddle, not a leather one. the current description is misleading.
benjohn13: Leather, thanks

Me: I did not understand your reply
benjohn13: It is not rubber, the seat in made of leather.

me: No, it is a Dunlop rubber saddle. Dunlop made rubber products. They did not make leather saddles. Brooks, Mansfield, Leatheries and many other made leather saddles.
Look underneath and you will see moulding marks.
I have two of these saddles, and a number of the Brooks and Mansfields.
Would you please change the description or your listing will be reported.
benjohn13: You should actually buy it! 3 is a magic number :)


well that was hard work, but the description is now 'dunlop bike seat saddle antique vintage'
but at $90 as a starting bid, it is likely to stay where it is in Warrnambool.

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Postby feelthewheel » Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 am

Only one hipster away from powdercoat. Someone in NSW please stop this.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beacons ... 1182352146

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Postby WyvernRH » Tue May 22, 2018 8:34 am

feelthewheel wrote:Only one hipster away from powdercoat. Someone in NSW please stop this.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beacons ... 1182352146


Seeing this is an MH Jones I was about to launch a rescue mission but Beaconsfield is a suburb of Perth!
We will have to rely on our WA colleagues to step in :wink:

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Postby find_bruce » Tue May 22, 2018 8:56 am

WyvernRH wrote:Seeing this is an MH Jones I was about to launch a rescue mission but Beaconsfield is a suburb of Perth!
We will have to rely on our WA colleagues to step in :wink:

Richard

I was going to say didn't someone post about a really nice MH Jones recently, but when I looked it up it was yours :)

It has been a while since MHJonesRegister posted on the forums but perhaps this will bring it to their attention
MHJonesRegister wrote:Re: MH Jones Bicycles Perth(?)
Still got your MHJ? I have started a register and am researching and contacting more and more owners to share info and maybe do the occasional ride. I'm new to this forum so not sure how it all works but look around for stuff I've recently posted. I plan to issue acrylic tags for verifiable frames/bikes. Contact Frank West via mhjonesregister@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Postby P!N20 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:38 am

feelthewheel wrote:Only one hipster away from powdercoat. Someone in NSW please stop this.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beacons ... 1182352146


What does the SG (SC?) bottom bracket cut out stand for? Owner's initials?

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Postby feelthewheel » Tue May 22, 2018 2:08 pm

feelthewheel wrote:Only one hipster away from powdercoat. Someone in NSW please stop this.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beacons ... 1182352146


Oops sorry about location fail ... although I still think they have hipsters in WA.

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Postby WyvernRH » Tue May 22, 2018 8:36 pm

feelthewheel wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:Only one hipster away from powdercoat. Someone in NSW please stop this.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beacons ... 1182352146


Oops sorry about location fail ... although I still think they have hipsters in WA.


They might not have got them yet....

(sorry... could not resist :P )

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Postby WyvernRH » Tue May 22, 2018 8:38 pm

P!N20 wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:Only one hipster away from powdercoat. Someone in NSW please stop this.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beacons ... 1182352146


What does the SG (SC?) bottom bracket cut out stand for? Owner's initials?


That is correct - one of the builder's trademarks apparently. Must admit if I wasn't the other side of a very large continent that would be mine. The man was an artist and an engineer. (also right size!)

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Postby find_bruce » Sun May 27, 2018 5:11 pm

Don't you hate it when you forget to set the snipe program & so miss out on an item at 1/2 the price you were prepared to pay! Someone got a bargain ax hidden bolt stem. I console myself with the fact it would need different size bars

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sun May 27, 2018 5:25 pm

find_bruce wrote:Don't you hate it when you forget to set the snipe program & so miss out on an item at 1/2 the price you were prepared to pay! Someone got a bargain ax hidden bolt stem. I console myself with the fact it would need different size bars


As a SunTour tragic who has missed out on many things, yes. I feel your pain.
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Postby Gordon1 » Wed May 30, 2018 7:13 pm

Derny Driver wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:I had hoped this person would have offered it to forum members first, however it's now apparently for sale on ca$htree:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tathra/ ... 1184571325

Has a 55cm (c-c) seat-tube. Too small for me, but well worth saving due to the rarity and age.

Yes except its not a track frame, its a run of the mill roadster


Don't worry I have saved it and yes it's not a track bike but pretty certain pre 1930 so a very very nice/rare pickup. Not trying to defend the person selling but in a later post he did give his email and say make an offer.

I acquired via eBay but the seller was pretty realistic about what he had and was aware that he possibly wouldn't do it properly so happy to sell. He was also very easy to deal with.

So now I'm looking for some appropriate wheels (in the interim I can borrow from another bike) and it won't be hard to get rideable.

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Postby Derny Driver » Wed May 30, 2018 7:28 pm

Gordon1 wrote:So now I'm looking for some appropriate wheels (in the interim I can borrow from another bike) and it won't be hard to get rideable.

You'll find that it takes 28 inch wheels Gordon. I think you can buy new ones overseas but they would be outside your budget I reckon unless you plan on a respray and complete restoration. Best bet is to find a really beat up old bike and pinch the wheels off it.
28 inch tyres are also hard to get but a couple of the retro guys here know where to source them.

For me, those old roadsters are best fitted with 28 inch wheels and 3 speed Sturmey archer hubs.
Something to think about.
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Postby Gordon1 » Wed May 30, 2018 7:42 pm

Derny Driver wrote:
Gordon1 wrote:So now I'm looking for some appropriate wheels (in the interim I can borrow from another bike) and it won't be hard to get rideable.

You'll find that it takes 28 inch wheels Gordon. I think you can buy new ones overseas but they would be outside your budget I reckon unless you plan on a respray and complete restoration. Best bet is to find a really beat up old bike and pinch the wheels off it.
28 inch tyres are also hard to get but a couple of the retro guys here know where to source them.

For me, those old roadsters are best fitted with 28 inch wheels and 3 speed Sturmey archer hubs.
Something to think about.
Cheers


Don't worry I already have my eyes on 28 x 1 and 3/8 wheels. I believe Eadie coaster hub is more accurate.Have tyres, have suitable tubes with Dunlop/Woods valves chainwheel would be hard to get a Williams with the correct date but have plenty of generic that are same pettern so should be reasonably easy, just if I could find the time.

Watch this space, but not for photos, too hard oh and your text messages.
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Postby feelthewheel » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:55 pm

Does something interesting lurk underneath all this parts mish-mash and bad photos? One for Brisbaneites:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sumner/ ... 1185544809

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Postby feelthewheel » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:58 pm

Gordon1 wrote:
Derny Driver wrote:
feelthewheel wrote:I had hoped this person would have offered it to forum members first, however it's now apparently for sale on ca$htree:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tathra/ ... 1184571325

Has a 55cm (c-c) seat-tube. Too small for me, but well worth saving due to the rarity and age.

Yes except its not a track frame, its a run of the mill roadster


Don't worry I have saved it and yes it's not a track bike but pretty certain pre 1930 so a very very nice/rare pickup. Not trying to defend the person selling but in a later post he did give his email and say make an offer.

I acquired via eBay but the seller was pretty realistic about what he had and was aware that he possibly wouldn't do it properly so happy to sell. He was also very easy to deal with.

So now I'm looking for some appropriate wheels (in the interim I can borrow from another bike) and it won't be hard to get rideable.


Hey Gordon1 good to hear it's gone to sympathetic hands. The serial number seemed to definately place it in the early 30's. Was too small for me (then encouraged the seller to offer it to other forum members first) and located in woop-de-woop so all seemed a bit too hard. Please post some pics when it's back on the road!

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Postby feelthewheel » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:03 pm

Seems too nice to be not sold to one of us yet! Sadly too small for me ...

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/stanhop ... 1185394058

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Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:05 pm

I always thought hipster was a term of derision, but someone thinks hipster sells. Apparently Bennett, by Bennett & Wood is too obscure for him to recognise

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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:17 pm

find_bruce wrote:I always thought hipster was a term of derision, but someone thinks hipster sells. Apparently Bennett, by Bennett & Wood is too obscure for him to recognise



"I don't recognise the headbadge which probably means that it is from one of the smaller makers."

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Postby hazarama » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:01 pm

A Max Rowley Harley sold for $120 just as I clicked on it. I call that a bargain and would have gone for more if auctioned.

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In other news, there's a big rusty old Borsari with a starting price of $99

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Postby feelthewheel » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:34 am

Another potentially interesting bicycle for Brisbane forumites:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/arana-h ... 1185988722

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Postby feelthewheel » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:38 am

hazarama wrote:In other news, there's a big rusty old Borsari with a starting price of $99

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That 'made in Australia' Reynolds tubing decal makes this very interesting (apart from the lovely lugwork). However this looks pretty far gone sadly, rust is probably now internal and in the lugs :( plus it looks like the top tube is bent behind the head tube. Pity.

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Postby Torana68 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:32 am

I’d buy that Borsari but it needs buckets of money thrown at it to do it right, but seeing as he’s not interested in postage ...........:(
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Postby hazarama » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:52 pm

Not one of the usual [Italian] suspects.

A Gianni Motta with starting price of $50 is pretty sweet.

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