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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 3:45 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-NIB-Vinta ... 56558d9191

At first glance they look the real deal and at a decent price too, but should these not have an alu insert at the ends to prevent bar end crushing? And then I spotted the sellers location...

Or am I becoming a cynical old bugger?


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:58 pm 
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The inserts (B.E.R.Ts.) weren't fixed in place but were loose. I know they were supplied with the 118 bar but not sure if they came with the plain-guage version as it probably didn't need them.
Those in the ebay ad look ok, but it's hard to say for sure.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:29 pm 
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I don't think 10+ yr old bars would still have swarf in them...


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:35 am 
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100% chinese fake :lol:
They were sold for $40 in chinese auction site, until one day the seller found out the price on ebay is much higher.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:49 am 
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I think the originals only came with a 3 degree bend, the ebay jobbies look more like 5+

It seems an odd thing to fake an old mid-priced bar when they could just as easily copied a more desirable one!


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