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 Post subject: I despair sometimes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:15 pm 
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Sorry no pics as I left my cellphone at home....

But just had to call a customer and tell them their son's bike (bought as a parts bin special from another bike shop) was a death trap.....

Shortlist so far.....
Chain not shortened out of the box so too long.
Touring rim with 700X20 tyre 4mm narrower than the rim,
Gear cables not fitted correctly.
Play in rear axle.
Spokes out of tension.
Aero seatpost inserted below aero profile and seatbolt overtightened accordingly.

They'd have been better off buying a BSO - this looks like it was built by a work experience kid who was just left to do his best.

No wonder some people are losing faith in LBSs.... Been doing this for over 20 years and this is the worst POS I've seen to date that was sold by a shop.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:22 pm 
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BSO? POS?
I'm guessing LBS is "Local Bike Shop"?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:27 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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thats the worst you have seen? Count yourself lucky.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:31 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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1. BSO=Bike shaped object
2. POS=Pile of sh*t
3. Correct :wink:

Was it bought recently, surely they could get a refund if you send em back with a list of whats wrong. The shop should at least make good on the bad points?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:04 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
thats the worst you have seen? Count yourself lucky.


I've seen worse - but not from so-called professionals.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:04 pm 
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LOA= List of abbreviations.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:10 pm 
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dbmtb wrote:
LOA= List of abbreviations.


NTK = Nice to know.


al.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:19 pm 
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TLA - Three Letter Acronym :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:45 pm 
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LOL - Lots of Love :lol:

Dave you muppet.


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CBA - Cant Be Arsed :roll:


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