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Old 03-19-14, 07:08 AM
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Where is Randy?
That is the question. Hasn't posted in quite a while, it seems to me.
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Old 03-19-14, 07:10 AM
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I looks to me as if the previous owner had a grand plan that started with taking many of them apart. That is going to be a huge amount of work to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Not any of the full size frames that are recognizable in the images indicate tremendous quality, but that pile is so big. As advised earlier the BMX stuff may be a place to start while sorting out the puzzle pieces. Not too many on this forum are vintage BMX aware, but a few are.
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UH WOW! The pics aren't the greatest for detail but I see maybe one decent machine it looks like an oldish rod brake 3psd. DIBBS!!!!

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Makes me glad I only have a total of 4 road bikes in my workshop, plus 2 mtn bikes and one BMX in the attic. And only 8 spare road wheels hanging from the ceiling. And one cardboard box of spare parts and freewheels. Ahhh, the freedom!
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There is definately some money to be made there. The trick bike that is white looks like it could be a hutch, or maybe GT, worth money if it is. The pile of skyway mags are worth 500 at least. But it's going to take knowledge and time to make the most out of it.
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Whoever collected all those bikes seems to have been quite a bit more organized than some other bike hoarders. Usually when I see pics of a bike hoarder collection they are all in a giant heap, many of these are hung up or lined up reasonably nicely. I wonder how somebody collects that many bikes.
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That's a 3 season minimum working full time to move all that.

You need to 'triage' it all fist...
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Vintage and old are not the same thing.
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Vintage and old are not the same thing.
With the initial inquiry of warning we will be collectively hit up for information, I think there is a basic lack of awareness of what there is worthwhile if any and what is not.
As there is a stated profit motive implied, I think the best course of action is to locate a forum member who is within driving distance and hire them as a consultant for some education.
We all started somewhere, and this is like having to write a college term paper and learning to spell at the same time, before spellcheck.
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Old 03-19-14, 08:57 AM
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There is for sure some good stuff in there.
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I'm available, but I'm in RI. Looks like a hoot.
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Yes, BMX parts can be crazy. Sold two stems over the weekend, one for $115 + another for $35.00.

I recently checked out a bike mechanic's home stash, which filled a garage. He wanted to buy a bigger house. But the stash was pretty sad.
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By your assessment, what do you think are the 2-3 most valuable bikes in the lot?
There are 5 Krate Stingrays that I have seen at first glance, also there is a stunning Raleigh Sport (about $400 on Ebay)

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On the surface it does look like "Ashtabuland"....but I'm sure there has to be a some gold somewhere under a bunch as big as that........
Good luck with the treasure hunt!
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That is a huge amount of work there!
To write one good description and making the photos and uploading to Ebay takes a little while let alone doing it a 1000 times!
I really think you should of thought twice before making this purchase.
Thanks for the input and advice. I own a storefront on the busiest street in Spokane, I have 3 employees already and Ebay sales are a major part of our business. I can EASILY list 100 items a day and ship 50+ :-)

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With the initial inquiry of warning we will be collectively hit up for information, I think there is a basic lack of awareness of what there is worthwhile if any and what is not.
I appreciate your input, Ebay will be a major part of my inquiry and I will be posting mostly unusual stuff here
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As you've probably realized, from the posts in this thread so far, most of the people on this forum are interested in high end "racing" bikes from the 70's and later. There's really not much talk of bikes with coaster brakes etc. I agree you are bound to find some gems in the hoard you've bought, but I don't think they're going to be the kind of gems we talk about on this forum --my guess is you won't find a Cinelli, for example.

Have you looked at The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange | Collectible vintage and antique bicycle forum The people that frequent that site are mostly interested in a different kind of bikes than we discuss here. Any bike we can't help you with (and there will be a lot of them!), you'll get more help at the cabe. And vice-versa.

I'm looking forward to photos of the Raleigh, or anything English made. Good luck!
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I think you have quite a task in front of you.
Not really, I run a full time business and do Ebay daily, 100 items a day is not a problem! :-)

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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
Since it's hard to make out what's there in the mass of bikes, I'm curious: How many of the 800 bikes are currently functioning, including serviceable rubber?
I didnt post pictures of the perpendicular bikes in detail, but at least 300-400 of the bikes are good to go as is with great rubber, I already know what I need to charge and the bikes will start at $30.00 (in working order) and go up from there.

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I am only 975 km away... I would have to charge my usual rates plus expenses and accommodation.

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Not really, I run a full time business and do Ebay daily, 100 items a day is not a problem! :-)

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If you're not experienced and knowledgeable about bikes, parts value and overhauls I think you are seriously underestimating this task.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
If you're not experienced and knowledgeable about bikes, parts value and overhauls I think you are seriously underestimating this task.
Appreciate your input, I know theres a lot of work and I didnt go into this without a lot of planning and forethought. I have been in business for over 15 years and look forward to the task at hand! :-)
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The problem with eBay and a lot like this is that a lot of them are going to be decent riders from the 70's and 80's that are probably worth $50-100 in rideable condition, maybe slightly more. That's total cost. If it costs an extra $40 to ship them, you're adding 50-100% to the cost of the bike. Those sell much better locally. It's being to identify the few oddballs (and knowing which are the oddballs) and finding the valuable parts that will bring in the money, but that requires knowing what to look for and having specialized knowledge. Being an expert on the eBay side of things doesn't help you as much there.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
If you're not experienced and knowledgeable about bikes, parts value and overhauls I think you are seriously underestimating this task.
Agreed. I don't want to burst your bubble but here it is. There might be a few gems in there but from what I see most are junk and selling junk bikes in as-is condition with a high shipping cost that bikes bear on ebay is going to be tough/not going to happen. Listing 100 bikes a day/3 people and shipping 50 is also not going to happen. How many others on this site have shipped bikes that took at least an hour or more to pack? My estimate is you'll ship 3-5/person a day and list about the same. I forecast thousands and thousands of dollars in wages/storage/fuel to move it all. You have to test the bikes, take detailed photos, clean them, probably most of them need a tune. Bikes aren't like static objects you take a few photos of and toss aside. They're intricate mechanical devices that, in this state, need overhauls to sell anywhere near market value and you're going to get a lot of flack on ebay from people who buy bikes on there (because they're bike people) for not listing every single flaw and issue, especially if your sales guys aren't bike people. If you DKO them (dirt knocker off-er) I don't see any bikes in that lot that would sell on ebay as-is. All I can say is good luck.
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