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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:06 pm 
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Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
More detail over then next week or so.

Whilst the frame has yet to land with me it looks to be in a nice condition:

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Its the largest Stumpy at 20.5'' so should be good fit.

Watch this space ......


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:50 am 
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There were a few 23" made, but they weren't available in all models.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:35 pm 
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That frame ended on ebay tonight (19th). Did you buy it and sell it on straight away? I'm confused! :?


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:52 pm 
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I bought it, it arrived and was not as described. Pretty significant TT damage in the form of three gouges. that coupled with considerable LH chainstay wear meant the frame went back. I sent it back after raising a impute over described condition.

Not happy but a replacement has already been found.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Good luck with the replacement.............ace frames! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:48 pm 
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I have bought this frame off Ebay :? Was rather excited until I saw your post. Just waiting for it to turn up now. Did you consider the damage to be just cosmetic or more than that?

Cheers

Martin


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Martin,

The concern I had was the second gouge along the TT (furthest from the HT) looks like it may have been the start of a crack. The LH chainstay rub was deep too. My LBS was I agreement with me that we both thought it wasn't long for this world.

For me I thought it constituted more than a cosmetic scratch.

That said I am no expert on these things.

These are the pics I took of the frame - Hopefully you can make out what I described above as a the start of a crack.

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In fairness to the sell the description has been changed to reflect the actual condition of the frame.

I see that you ended up only paying £3 less than I did :?

Regards,

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Recent e bay purchase noticed the blue frame
Thought the damage was described .
Unless it was re listed ?


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:28 am 
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Hmmm, it has not arrived yet so I cannot check it for myself. The problem with the Ebay posting is that the photos of the damage are very blurred so it is impossible to see the extent of the damage. If there is the start of a crack then this is definitely not as described.

I'll wait to see what it is like and possibly have a chat with the seller.

Did you have to raise a dispute or was he reasonable, please? I want to use this off-road so it has to be a solid frame.


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