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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:01 pm 
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Long story short: I brought a Talas 32 RLC, The advert said it was recently serviced, but after I opened to look at the oil, it looked like milk, and one of the seals is leaking too, What should I do? I did PayPal Gift, so I can't get the money back.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Wasmachineman NL wrote:
I did PayPal Gift, so I can't get the money back.


There's your problem. Never ever ever ever ever (I just can't stress this enough) use PP Gift when dealing with people you don't know. Too late in your case, but perhaps it can be a warning to others.


You could try to contact the seller. If it's a honest mistake, you could probably come to an agreement. However that sounds unlikely.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Contact the buyer and see if you can come to some sort of arrangement.
"Recently" serviced, that could mean over a year ago, have you any proof (ie a receipt for the work) that they were serviced?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Unlucky dude. As others have said, there's not much you can do. I'm not going to preach about PayPal gift because I use it a lot for all purchases outside of eBay. I've been lucky with everything so far but will no doubt get screwed at some point.

A service will costs around £100. I'd contact the seller and ask for that amount back or at least a contribution. Where did you buy them from?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Well, I first need to get the steerer tube swapped over (my dad knows someone with a hydraulic press so I can remove a steerer from some dead fox forks and press them in my talas), will service it later.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:20 am 
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UPDATE: The seller wants to take the fork back and give me my money back minus shipping, Sounds good?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:35 am 
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I'd send them back, get your cash back and buy something else.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:36 am 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
I'd send them back, get your cash back and buy something else.

One word: SC32.

Will do, btw.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:24 am 
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Wasmachineman NL wrote:
Well, I first need to get the steerer tube swapped over (my dad knows someone with a hydraulic press so I can remove a steerer from some dead fox forks and press them in my talas), will service it later.


How were you planning to remove the steerer?

Aslo is it possible to press out the steer and then press in a new one without damage to the steerer?


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02gf74 wrote:
Wasmachineman NL wrote:
Well, I first need to get the steerer tube swapped over (my dad knows someone with a hydraulic press so I can remove a steerer from some dead fox forks and press them in my talas), will service it later.


How were you planning to remove the steerer?

Aslo is it possible to press out the steer and then press in a new one without damage to the steerer?

Pull it out with the press and then redo it with a longer steerer, Fox says you should do NOT do it, but they say it, they don't say its illegal, but I am gonna ship the forks back and save for the SC32+wheelset.


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