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 ldrcycles » Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:48 am

I haven't got links to them, but some really interesting not-junk has popped up on FB marketplace.

Out at Boonah there's a lugged aluminium Peugeot Comete with what looks like a mix of Sachs Huret and Weinmann running gear for just $65! And in Brisbane a very clean Kestrel Talon with 10 speed Ultegra and Spinergy wheels for $250.
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Postby feelthewheel » Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:58 am

This could be something (one awful photo), in Castle Hill NSW:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/castle- ... 1325298262

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Postby feelthewheel » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:45 am

Decent Cecil Walker for sale in Melbourne, fair price too:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/berwick ... 1325463555

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

Postby P!N20 » Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:56 am

^ Dura-Ace cranks worth the price of admission

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Postby LG » Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:52 pm

Mention of dura ace cranks as price of admission..... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/11621395205 ... SwfudmZ6zH
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Postby P!N20 » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:30 pm

LG wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:52 pm
Mention of dura ace cranks as price of admission..... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/11621395205 ... SwfudmZ6zH
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Postby Cycling Wombat » Fri Jun 21, 2024 12:06 pm

Was so close to placing a bid on that one. Winner got a bargain

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Postby P!N20 » Sun Jun 23, 2024 10:13 pm

Something a bit Kerry Hopkins looking over in WA: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beacons ... 1325790993

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Postby LG » Tue Jul 02, 2024 1:11 pm

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Postby P!N20 » Tue Jul 02, 2024 3:16 pm

Just putting here for our taller friends: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boorago ... 1325887903

'Cheap' Colnago would be a good project: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/forest- ... 1326013848

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Postby LG » Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:33 pm

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Postby Imwit » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:43 pm

LG wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:33 pm
This Hillman looks very interesting https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/25656151994 ... OSwn6BmhMU~
Is that one worth saving? It’s got a lot of rust and with the steering rusted solid is there any hope for it?
Serious question. I think I’m getting wary of project bikes..

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Postby LG » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:09 pm

Imwit wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:43 pm
LG wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:33 pm
This Hillman looks very interesting https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/25656151994 ... OSwn6BmhMU~
Is that one worth saving? It’s got a lot of rust and with the steering rusted solid is there any hope for it?
Serious question. I think I’m getting wary of project bikes..
If it was nearby to me I'd be keeping a close eye on how the auction proceeds. I reckon the frame is well and truly usable with patina (or spot paint where missing). The frozen steering is a headset issue (pending how stuck the stem ends up being), while the campy pista crankset and airlight hubs are worth treating the rusty chainring bolts and hub nuts
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Jul 07, 2024 9:24 pm

LG wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:09 pm
Imwit wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:43 pm
LG wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:33 pm
This Hillman looks very interesting https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/25656151994 ... OSwn6BmhMU~
Is that one worth saving? It’s got a lot of rust and with the steering rusted solid is there any hope for it?
Serious question. I think I’m getting wary of project bikes..
If it was nearby to me I'd be keeping a close eye on how the auction proceeds. I reckon the frame is well and truly usable with patina (or spot paint where missing). The frozen steering is a headset issue (pending how stuck the stem ends up being), while the campy pista crankset and airlight hubs are worth treating the rusty chainring bolts and hub nuts
Yes, I would be in like Flynn if I was local-ish and it stayed that cheap. Hubs and chainset make it worthwhile but the frame is totally usable either with fix up/patina or a re-spray if you had to. I've rebuilt stuff a lot worse than that...

Mind you, sounds like it needs a new headset.... :P

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

Postby P!N20 » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:53 pm

Something interesting here: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/holder/ ... 1326232611

Got a Bundy vibe?

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

Postby P!N20 » Wed Jul 10, 2024 4:53 pm

Couple of Silca pumps:

Probably needs a new gasket: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/floreat ... 1322342827

Pity the chuck has been replaced: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-s ... 1325865990

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

Postby LG » Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:45 pm

A really nice Cecil Walker, might nearly be worth paying the buy it now price https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/30566661370 ... Sw5H1mjkLX
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Postby LG » Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:53 pm

feelthewheel wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:30 am
One for LG:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/blackma ... 1326232632
Certainly looks quite interesting, I'm running out of space for bikes at home currently though. Rather unfortunate.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Cycling Wombat » Sun Jul 14, 2024 4:12 pm

Would this be legit? Anything "cheaper" than usual is never my size haha

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