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 wqlava1 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:28 am

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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:

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

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 08, 2013 6:20 am

That colour is PRETTY! :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2013 6:37 am

ldrcycles wrote:That colour is PRETTY! :D


+1. Wheels are nice too
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Wed May 08, 2013 11:41 am

This is worth a look....if you live in Perth.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/west-per ... 019207468#
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Wed May 08, 2013 12:44 pm

Someone on here, in Sydney, get this one?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Wed May 08, 2013 2:50 pm

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


not sure how they measure their frames but my 57 cfr1 was about 54.5 sq c-c, so if you're thinking of bidding, confirm size.
nice bike at that price, but i'm guessing $277.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Wed May 08, 2013 3:01 pm

frailer5 wrote:Someone on here, in Sydney, get this one?


Dang, only just up the road too
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby frailer5 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:26 pm

Yeah, nice, but a bit of a mystery re builder/origins. About a hunnerd past my limit, though I watched from the Dress Circle, eating popcorn...Only saw it this morning.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Wed May 08, 2013 10:20 pm

nickobec wrote:looks like an interesting pile of bits with a path racer frame recently painted http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GrOoVy-RARE-RETRO-MID-CENTURY-MENS-FLASH-PRO-RACING-BIKE-BYCYCLE-10-spd-VG-/161015123054?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item257d3fcc6e&_uhb=1#ht_6714wt_1009
tempted if I knew what I could do with it

Despite not knowing what I'd do with it I caved in to temptation and bought it. At a reasonable price considering what was in the pile o' bits... Several stems including Major Taylor, early Cinelli, GB Kromo, couple of pista bars, one with lovely tape, several cranksets including Magistroni, two Brooks saddles, the one with better leather seems bizarrely shaped though, pair of 32/40 wheels, unkown hi flange hubs laced to Dunlop special lightweights, Sheffield sprints with Christophe toeclips, more toeclips, bidon holder... vintage lights, no corrosion, other odds and ends, BB's etc. The frame is probably a tad too big for me, Flash, serial number 170. It's been repainted but some time ago I'd say, has a rider's name on top tube. The seller is a clear out man and was working for the rider's sons, both in their 70's. He said they had the bike and bits lined up for the skip :shock:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Thu May 09, 2013 8:22 am

RobertFrith wrote: He said they had the bike and bits lined up for the skip :shock:

Still happens all too often here in the Hunter :( You'd think with e-Bay people would think about it more.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Thu May 09, 2013 1:25 pm

RobertFrith wrote:
nickobec wrote:looks like an interesting pile of bits with a path racer frame recently painted http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GrOoVy-RARE-RETRO-MID-CENTURY-MENS-FLASH-PRO-RACING-BIKE-BYCYCLE-10-spd-VG-/161015123054?pt=AU_Cycling_New_&hash=item257d3fcc6e&_uhb=1#ht_6714wt_1009
tempted if I knew what I could do with it

Despite not knowing what I'd do with it I caved in to temptation and bought it. At a reasonable price considering what was in the pile o' bits... Several stems including Major Taylor, early Cinelli, GB Kromo, couple of pista bars, one with lovely tape, several cranksets including Magistroni, two Brooks saddles, the one with better leather seems bizarrely shaped though, pair of 32/40 wheels, unkown hi flange hubs laced to Dunlop special lightweights, Sheffield sprints with Christophe toeclips, more toeclips, bidon holder... vintage lights, no corrosion, other odds and ends, BB's etc. The frame is probably a tad too big for me, Flash, serial number 170. It's been repainted but some time ago I'd say, has a rider's name on top tube. The seller is a clear out man and was working for the rider's sons, both in their 70's. He said they had the bike and bits lined up for the skip :shock:

Well bought! I was watching that one as it looked like a lot of interesting gear involved. It didn't happen to come with a spare Dunlop 32 hole rim did it?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Thu May 09, 2013 6:56 pm

LG wrote:It didn't happen to come with a spare Dunlop 32 hole rim did it?

Nope. It did come with a handful of 3,4 and 5 speed blocks. No derailleurs though :( Makes you wonder wonder what got ditched over the years.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu May 09, 2013 7:02 pm

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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

Postby Kermit TF » Thu May 09, 2013 7:27 pm

20 bucks start !....very unusual head set..

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/old-vintage- ... 70d&_uhb=1

Mixed bag of 8 semi vintage racers

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-MENS ... 9b1&_uhb=1
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Thu May 09, 2013 7:32 pm

I've picked up two Hoffys off this bloke and he sold another a week or so ago. He's got me buggered where he finds all these older bikes. Worth keeping an eye on.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Thu May 09, 2013 7:38 pm

Agree, got me stumped..
Click on his other-items for even more.... :shock:

Far out, I cant take my eyes off that Raleigh.....
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Thu May 09, 2013 7:59 pm

nice bike, but i keep looking at those rear dropouts..
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Re: 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 frailer5 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:03 pm

morini wrote:I've picked up two Hoffys off this bloke and he sold another a week or so ago. He's got me buggered where he finds all these older bikes. Worth keeping an eye on.


Kerbside crawler. Well, you know what I mean...
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri May 10, 2013 3:01 pm


Looks like a 1971 Raleigh Super Course. Not a bad bike. Reynolds 531 plain gauge tubing with Nervex professional lugs. Was looking at it myself. Parts are a bit naff but would be a great fix gear. Measurements are perfect for me.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Dan » Fri May 10, 2013 7:13 pm

singlespeedscott wrote: Measurements are perfect for me.


Reading between the lines - SSS has already bid more than you can afford ;)
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