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

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Postby Derny Driver » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:14 pm

hazarama wrote:Gianni Motta with starting price of $50 is pretty sweet.

Ugly looking thing.
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Postby uart » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:04 am

hazarama wrote:Not one of the usual [Italian] suspects.

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

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That looks like it would restore pretty nicely. No frame size measurements given though and it looks a tad small for me.

How good are people here at guessing frame sizes from pictures.
I'd guess about 56 to 57 cm square (c-c)?

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Postby P!N20 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:48 am

^ I'd take a stab at 56. Anything under $100 would be a good buy I reckon.

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Postby bog1953 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:05 pm

The group set alone would be worth $150+, the frame $200. If it was near me I'd be all over it. The only down side for me is that I prefer bikes with pantos. I've been had once buying a bike that appeared on Ebay as a moser. I didn't inspect before-hand, it had lots of patina and campy group set. On picking it up it was oblivious that it wasn't a Moser. The seller appeared to be genuine and because it was my fault in not inspecting before buying, I paid for it. This bike seems to have original paint and of a reasonable quality, so probably 'right'. I do doubt the tubing sticker though.

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Postby P!N20 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 pm

bog1953 wrote:The group set alone would be worth $150+, the frame $200.


Maybe. If it works. Doesn't appear to be in the best condition and it's only Veloce/Mirage level stuff. As far as the frame is concerned it has a bit of rust to clean up and as you say, there's no panto's so it doesn't get collectors excited. Anyway, we all know complete bikes sell for less than the sum of their parts...contrary to what many Gumtree/ebay sellers seem to think. I'll be interested to see what it goes for.

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:05 am

Zullo frame in WA would be a good little project I reckon: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/pickeri ... 1186494042

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Postby hazarama » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:45 pm

This Tom Wallace Special has got to be fake. Question is why would you go to such effort on a Touristar frame?

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Postby Torana68 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:26 pm

That Ton Wallace ,it’s an Asian trade frame, no fake but Mr Wallace was probably retired , gotta sell something!
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Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:48 am

Tom Wallace lived from 1902 till 1981 so would have been in his 70s

Could still have been making bikes, but not that one. I suspect the shop was still running & did the 70s thing of putting their stickers on a cheap frame

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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:36 pm

find_bruce wrote:Could still have been making bikes, but not that one. I suspect the shop was still running & did the 70s thing of putting their stickers on a cheap frame



My thoughts exactly. I've seen that bike on facebook and bit my tongue. There is perhaps a chance that Mr Wallace may have been near it at some point, but he sure as hell didn't build it.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertL » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:52 am

find_bruce wrote:Tom Wallace lived from 1902 till 1981 so would have been in his 70s

Could still have been making bikes, but not that one. I suspect the shop was still running & did the 70s thing of putting their stickers on a cheap frame


Actually, Tom Wallace Cycles is still running. It sells Giants now, but it is still on the main road in Lutwyche, where it has been since the 1970s.
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