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09-28-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 124
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Posted By wrk101

The buyer winning almost every dispute is common...

The buyer winning almost every dispute is common throughout the internet. Amazon has really spoiled buyers and that has set the standard for everyone else.

Have you done a return on Amazon lately?...
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By wrk101

Most parts on bikes are not brand specific. Head...

Most parts on bikes are not brand specific. Head to a local bike shop and they can assist you with part selection. Yes, prices at shops are higher, but ordering stuff over the internet is best suited...
09-27-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

Every other site gets fewer eyeballs = less money...

Every other site gets fewer eyeballs = less money for you. In the end, you decide. Me, I don't want to learn how to prosper on two platforms, then three, and so on. I'll stick with one.

When I pay...
09-27-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

No links ever. You need to be much more discrete....

No links ever. You need to be much more discrete. eBay has no interest in marketing for other sites, unless you want to pay for ads on their site. Two ways people promote sales outside of ebay: 1....
Replies: 15
Views: 220
Posted By wrk101

Unless you are really resourceful, you will NOT...

Unless you are really resourceful, you will NOT recoup the cost of the tires and bar tape. Resourceful = cheap bar tape from China ~ $3 per bike, take off tires from a donor bike (free). I've bought...
09-26-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

Depends on the goal. If the goal is to clear the...

Depends on the goal. If the goal is to clear the space, I'd donate to a co op. If the goal is to maximize return, then I'd start listing on ebay. Ignore asking prices. Instead, focus on prices on...
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By wrk101

Its a $25 bike, but if he professed expertise and...

Its a $25 bike, but if he professed expertise and made an offer that you accepted, and the money changed hands, its over. At this point it is up to you. I have screwed up and overpaid for stuff,...
Replies: 15
Views: 220
Posted By wrk101

FWIW, I bought one here locally last week for...

FWIW, I bought one here locally last week for $50, in better condition. Pedals removed to aid in transport. Updated Exage Aero levers. Actually, my pick up was a 1977, with a double butted Vitus...
09-24-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

If you are going to sell on eBay, you have to...

If you are going to sell on eBay, you have to develop a thick skin and you need to do enough transactions where if one goes south, you are still ahead.

im dealing with one right now, $50 pair of...
09-22-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

I almost always buy my parts in the form of a...

I almost always buy my parts in the form of a COMPLETE bike. Typically I can harvest the parts I want, sell some of the remaining parts, and donate the rest. I'm going through that process on four...
09-22-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

eBay doesn't care about small sellers, and they...

eBay doesn't care about small sellers, and they haven't cared for years. Their definition of small might be $100,000 a year in sales, may be even higher.

So in the end, each one of us has to...
09-22-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 135,053
Posted By wrk101

2022 has been the year of the US builders for me....

2022 has been the year of the US builders for me.

First came a Bernie Mikkelsen. Next was a late 1980s Mountain Goat (Jeff Lindsay). Yesterday I added a Ron Stout to the list. ...
Replies: 103
Views: 8,557
Posted By wrk101

One thing for sure, it is NOT 100% original.

One thing for sure, it is NOT 100% original.
09-22-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By wrk101

I would have bought it just for the headset! I...

I would have bought it just for the headset! I bought a bicycle yesterday, just for the handlebar stem (Kusuki Medallion 800)! It's a disease.
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By wrk101

As I age, these despised women's style bikes are...

As I age, these despised women's style bikes are getting more attractive. Easy to mount! If someone wanted something to ride around the neighborhood, with some basic maintenance, it would be a fine...
09-22-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By wrk101

Serial 165281. I assume those bottle mounts...

Serial 165281.

I assume those bottle mounts are add ons as well. Not sure.

...
09-21-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

1. you have to continually look for new sources...

1. you have to continually look for new sources as it changes over time. Estate sales are rare for me, tend to have high prices.

2. the more categories you master, the better you do. If you just...
09-21-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By wrk101

Interesting but highly modified Juvela Pick Up!

Found this today. Most of the original parts are gone, replaced by a mix oof Shimano 105 and RSX bits. Campy headset, seat post and bottom bracket are all that remain. Love the lug work and head...
09-20-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

One last thing, ebay is no longer a place to sell...

One last thing, ebay is no longer a place to sell grandma's china set, they are dominated by large players anymore selling hundreds of thousands or even millions of $$ per year. Its just how it goes....
09-20-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By wrk101

Bearings are in backwards or are really loose on...

Bearings are in backwards or are really loose on that BB given the amount of adjustable cup showing. Or the spindle has the wrong spacing. I picked up a bike that had Dura Ace 7400 crankset and BB...
09-20-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,115
Posted By wrk101

Dozens of items over 20 years? Thats really rare...

Dozens of items over 20 years? Thats really rare to occasional use. eBay tends to hold funds for occasional sellers. Its been that way for a long time. I've been selling for almost 23 years now...
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By wrk101

Yes, close to 50 years old. Sellers rarely/never...

Yes, close to 50 years old. Sellers rarely/never get age right. They don't get size right either.
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By wrk101

Is that BB shell as rusty as it appears? Endless...

Is that BB shell as rusty as it appears? Endless threads on rust, but it is a fair amount of work. Sold as is will take a discount. Despite the rust, it will bring $$$$.

ebay, you will need to...
09-19-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,683
Posted By wrk101

It's just a tell tale sign of a low end bike....

It's just a tell tale sign of a low end bike. Typically will have high ten steel frame, stamped dropouts, turkey levers, etc. There are ALWAYS exceptions!

Functionally they work fine. I had a...
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By wrk101

As a seller, I've had so many people "on the way"...

As a seller, I've had so many people "on the way" that never showed. C/L and FB are the land of no shows.


My basic rule is call me when you are driving, and I will hold the item a reasonable...
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By wrk101

Suggest you offer it to whoever told you it was...

Suggest you offer it to whoever told you it was rare and valuable. Typically, once the topic of real money starts, those experts get scarce.
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By wrk101

Woman's style or mans? Woman's style have very...

Woman's style or mans? Woman's style have very little value. Sears is a negative too.
09-19-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,449
Posted By wrk101

Ultimately, the market decides and those V GT RDs...

Ultimately, the market decides and those V GT RDs are now going for $40 plus. With the split cage design, I like them!

I picked up two lower end Motobecanes this AM, the V GT derailleurs should...
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By wrk101

I'm typically at the lower end price wise around...

I'm typically at the lower end price wise around here. I would jump on that deal!
09-18-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,449
Posted By wrk101

Like anything that enjoys a “collectible” premium...

Like anything that enjoys a “collectible” premium beyond basic utility, collectible premiums come and go. It’s foolish to treat them as investments: OK, rare art work can do well, but that’s outside...
09-18-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,449
Posted By wrk101

The lower to mid level stuff, waning for sure....

The lower to mid level stuff, waning for sure. The niche US builders are doing well. Paramounts have remained stable.

Really, once the SS/FG conversion craze ended ~10 years ago, that put an end...
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Views: 259,230
Posted By wrk101

I use my iPhone camera and sell a lot of parts...

I use my iPhone camera and sell a lot of parts and other items on eBay. Agree, lighting and background are more important!
...
09-17-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By wrk101

Waiting it's turn, just pulled it out for some...

Waiting it's turn, just pulled it out for some work. Got to dig out a vintage leather saddle. I'm liking how that seat post looks.

...
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By wrk101

I do two things on longer drives for flips: ...

I do two things on longer drives for flips:

1. I get seller to verify seat post and stem are no stuck.

2. I arrange for multiple stops/multiple pickups.

The max I will drive otherwise is...
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By wrk101

Yes, I am a basic ebay store subscription so I...

Yes, I am a basic ebay store subscription so I get free access to Terapeak (that gives me a 12 month sales history). My wife has a starter store, no Terapeak at that level.

It is also sometimes...
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By wrk101

I did not say this bike was not worth $150. The...

I did not say this bike was not worth $150. The OP has posted several bikes, some were better than this one. Its decision time.
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By wrk101

Just for clarification, its not a mixte. Nice...

Just for clarification, its not a mixte. Nice bike regardless!
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By wrk101

One data point on ebay: highest SOLD price in the...

One data point on ebay: highest SOLD price in the last 12 months = $800.

On other crazy asking prices on ebay: I have occasionally used that to my "advantage." I was selling a plaque that came out...
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By wrk101

Asking prices on ebay are meaningless. Its all...

Asking prices on ebay are meaningless. Its all about what items have sold for. Plenty of bikes out there with sky high, dreamland prices. Those tend to not sell.
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By wrk101

IMO, yes. Suntour indexing is less precise than...

IMO, yes. Suntour indexing is less precise than Shimano. Pre-indexing era, Suntour was the BEST. I love them. They missed the boat on indexing, and shortly after, they went bankrupt.
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By wrk101

Probably. Myself, I avoid twist grip shifters and...

Probably. Myself, I avoid twist grip shifters and that era Suntour derailleurs. So I would pass. You have posted better. Time to decide.
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By wrk101

Values of PX-10s have not gone up. Few buyers...

Values of PX-10s have not gone up. Few buyers want neglected bikes in barn find condition. Those that do (like me), get a huge discount.
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By wrk101

Your weight guesses are just that, guesses. I...

Your weight guesses are just that, guesses. I would expect the Panasonic and Peugeot to weigh more than those guesses.

As a practical matter, you cannot upgrade either to match what you are...
09-14-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,725
Posted By wrk101

+10 I can only imagine trying to find mechanics...

+10 I can only imagine trying to find mechanics in SF for a bike shop. Local restaurants in my area are closing due to lack of labor. It's a widespread problem, across many industries.

Have you...
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By wrk101

Bottom of the barrel. Not all old bikes are...

Bottom of the barrel. Not all old bikes are decent. An entire bike picture would be helpful, but you can see enough here to know. Nutted axle, steel rim, stamped drop out, claw RD hanger, bottom of...
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By wrk101

I continually see good mid tier vintage MTBs in...

I continually see good mid tier vintage MTBs in the $50 to $100 range. I even see some of the better stuff at $100.


Be sure to check your "competition" (other sellers in your price range). Bike...
09-12-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7,374
Views: 3,310,729
Posted By wrk101

XT or Pauls. Lower end Shimano vintage cantis had...

XT or Pauls. Lower end Shimano vintage cantis had the dreaded plastic spring housing, which often fails. Avoid. I've got Pauls on my Cimarron right now. Pauls are pricey, got mine off a donor bike...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By wrk101

Old dried grease on chain rings and freewheel =...

Old dried grease on chain rings and freewheel = it has been ridden before.

Still in great condition!
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By wrk101

Given its a women's style, value is less than...

Given its a women's style, value is less than above IMO. If you have been told its worth more, ask them to show you the money. Some people rattle off values with no intention to buy. It's just a...
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By wrk101

May be over $1000 on that auction site. Top two...

May be over $1000 on that auction site. Top two sales were $1300 and $1200 in the last year. Yours presents well, I do wish it had 7400 pedals, but that is a very minor pick.

Do consider the fees...
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