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 vaeske » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:12 am

Saro28 wrote:
familyguy wrote:Sorry...this came up as an ad related to the Ricardo...clearly because this Ricardo is ten kinds of awesome. Or creepy. You decide.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/northbri ... 1017933633

Jim


:lol: :lol: :lol:


LOL standing in front of the lambo defnitely make him more trustworthy more than anything else...
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Postby munga » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:21 am

..not to mention his ad for rooms to let. not creepy at all.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bychosis » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:27 am

vaeske wrote:
Saro28 wrote:
familyguy wrote:Sorry...this came up as an ad related to the Ricardo...clearly because this Ricardo is ten kinds of awesome. Or creepy. You decide.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/northbri ... 1017933633

Jim


:lol: :lol: :lol:


LOL standing in front of the lambo defnitely make him more trustworthy more than anything else...


LOL too, someone else's Lambo.

QuangVuong wrote:Cheapish Apollo with RSX(I believe)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boolaroo ... 018190541#

I hope it's good value, it's in the garage!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:37 am

If it was closer I would've grabbed it already. I scab the groupset and wheels at least. Unless the frame is nice and light as well.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:27 am

Does anyone have a French bike that they REALLY REALLY need a particular derailleur to finish off? :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Simplex ... 48539d274c
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:44 am

ldrcycles wrote:Does anyone have a French bike that they REALLY REALLY need a particular derailleur to finish off? :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Simplex ... 48539d274c


ah, let me think now...............
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:53 am

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ldrcycles wrote:Does anyone have a French bike that they REALLY REALLY need a particular derailleur to finish off? :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Simplex ... 48539d274c


ah, let me think now...............

Have a look at all his other auctions. Most are overly optimistic in pricing.

I guess looking at his sales record there are a lot of fools parted from their money.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:00 am

sled wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Giant CFR with RSX(I believe)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narrabee ... 018350778#


Yep thats my Giant any question let me know


I'm sure I've seen this riding around in the past twelve months...

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

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:31 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
scratchman wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Does anyone have a French bike that they REALLY REALLY need a particular derailleur to finish off? :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Simplex ... 48539d274c


ah, let me think now...............

Have a look at all his other auctions. Most are overly optimistic in pricing.

I guess looking at his sales record there are a lot of fools parted from their money.


I hadn't thought to check :shock: . Under 'about the seller', " This is not your bargain basement ebay store", you don't say?
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:20 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
scratchman wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Does anyone have a French bike that they REALLY REALLY need a particular derailleur to finish off? :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Simplex ... 48539d274c


ah, let me think now...............

Have a look at all his other auctions. Most are overly optimistic in pricing.

I guess looking at his sales record there are a lot of fools parted from their money.


I had a chuckle at 3 grand for an M900 XTR groupset - but then I did a comparison search and found another seller with 3,200 for a full set! First time I've ever seen anything bicycle related appreciate in value.

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Scratch that, if I scrolled back through these pages I think I'd find plenty of K-mart and 10 speed bicycles that have 'appreciated' in value :D
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Postby Kermit TF » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:32 pm

[quote="QuangVuong"]Cheapish Apollo with RSX(I believe)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boolaroo ... 018190541#

Arrrrrgh ! You snooze you lose :| Bigtime bargain. Well done
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:49 pm

I didnt get it. Sounds like bychosis got it.

But then again, the ad is still up.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby sled » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:16 pm

familyguy wrote:
sled wrote:
QuangVuong wrote:Giant CFR with RSX(I believe)
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narrabee ... 018350778#


Yep thats my Giant any question let me know


I'm sure I've seen this riding around in the past twelve months...

Jim


If you ride to the city Jim or occasional west head loop your probably one of the guys overtaking me :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:36 am

I thought this Hillman was junk, but after a longer look I'm not so sure
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Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:48 am

grantw wrote:I thought this Hillman was junk, but after a longer look I'm not so sure

Looks ok to me. Don't be put off by racks and safety levers. I've learnt that lesson :? It's got forged ends, down tube shifters and Cinelli bars and stem. Good indicators of a reasonable frame in its day.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby grantw » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:08 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Looks ok to me. Don't be put off by racks and safety levers. I've learnt that lesson :? It's got forged ends, down tube shifters and Cinelli bars and stem. Good indicators of a reasonable frame in its day.


Yes there's some nice (albeit just barely visible) detailing around the rear brake bridge and the wrapped seat stay ends look elegant.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LG » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:04 am

grantw wrote:I thought this was junk, but after a longer look I'm not so sure

If it was local and your size, I reckon it would be worth a punt. Those old logo cinelli bars and the lack of rack/guard mounting screw attachment on the rear dropouts just hint at something worthwhile. Bit hard to tell, but that might also be a campy seatpost, and maybe airlite or similar hubs? Looks like it's been built up with odd pieces that have been lying around.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby bicyclepassion » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:20 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
scratchman wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Does anyone have a French bike that they REALLY REALLY need a particular derailleur to finish off? :shock:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Simplex ... 48539d274c


ah, let me think now...............

Have a look at all his other auctions. Most are overly optimistic in pricing.

I guess looking at his sales record there are a lot of fools parted from their money.


I dont have a bike for one of those, but I think I have one of those in a box somewhere........

I know how i will spending my evening. Looking for that box!
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:36 pm

grantw wrote:I thought this Hillman was junk, but after a longer look I'm not so sure


I'd be taking the spirit level with me on any visit. It may just be the photo, but the the headtube and fork don't seem exactly aligned to my eye.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rangersac » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:39 pm

This would be nice, especially if there's a dropout.
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby possum-magic » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:31 pm

Stumbled across this one when searching for some images with the terms "Malvern Star Fixie"

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/newcastl ... 017530109#

I laughed at the 100% genuine comment...particularly considering the frame is set up with cable stops and RD mounting, yet is configured (pretty badly by the looks of the chain tension) as a fixie.

Looks like a standard 80's frame, resprayed, decked out in replica MS decals bought off eBay and then configured with whatever the bloke had to hand in terms of bars, stem, grips, levers, etc. Looks like it might even have alloy rims!!

Perhaps the aforementioned 90 year old gentleman has indeed stored it in a house. Afterall, it doesn't say he stored it for any length of time. He might just have stored it for the afternoon, whilst he nipped down to the pub!! ha ha
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby LugNut » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:13 pm

rangersac wrote:This would be nice, especially if there's a dropout.


And thus begins the post fixie era, where us grumbling bastards have to go and put gears back on these things. I propose a 'single speed conversion' thread where we convert the 'mad fixies' back into road bikes. :roll:
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