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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:34 pm 
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I use them on my xc rig, never a problem. They are lightweight forks not downhill, I can't see any problems.

The bulk of the leverage should never get to the top clamp when they are set up properly.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:22 am 
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It never ceases to amaze me what people think they can get away with on ebay.

I bought some Tioga handlebars described at 'uncut', when they arrived, yup, they had an inch cut off one end!

I got the refund I requested immediately. :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:49 am 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
The thought of triple clamps on a frame never designed for it fills me with dread. Full refund would be my position.


Sounds a bit duff. Unless your really wanting it id agree with the above and wait till the right one comes along.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:12 am 
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Put the claim in and request the seller to arrange collection !

Either that or speak to eBay about claiming postage back too and send it recorded to him as he has to sign for it , that we he can never say it never turned up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:23 am 
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NeilM wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me what people think they can get away with on ebay.

I bought some Tioga handlebars described at 'uncut', when they arrived, yup, they had an inch cut off one end!

I got the refund I requested immediately. :roll:


Neil those might have been from me.
I did have a set I sold where I was told just one end had been cut by the buyer.
I guess I checked one end never thinking someone would be stupid enough to cut just one end.
Always do now though :lol:

I'm of the opinion the buyer is always right on ebay these days not worth losing my top rated seller status arguing. If its valuable I ask for a return but otherwise I just accept the odd lose.

I did get a whole bike sent to me with just a paper label on it. I was pretty shocked the courier even took it like that.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:31 am 
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onza100 wrote:
Neil those might have been from me.
I did have a set I sold where I was told just one end had been cut by the buyer.
I guess I checked one end never thinking someone would be stupid enough to cut just one end.
Always do now though :lol:


Quite possibly.

I'm not quite sure how you measure the width of the bars without looking at both ends, but then, 'the man that never made a mistake, never made anything'.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:45 am 
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Me either but I managed it :lol:
Luckily my pleased buyer ratio out numbers my odd mistakes


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:37 am 
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onza100 wrote:

I did get a whole bike sent to me with just a paper label on it. I was pretty shocked the courier even took it like that.


I actually don't have a problem with that; probably less likely to get abused that a box that can be picked up and thrown around?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:49 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
onza100 wrote:

I did get a whole bike sent to me with just a paper label on it. I was pretty shocked the courier even took it like that.


I actually don't have a problem with that; probably less likely to get abused that a box that can be picked up and thrown around?


If I'm buying a cheap bike from an unknown non enthusiast seller I request it isn't wrapped or boxed.

Less likely to get thrown, less likely to end up at the bottom of a heavy pile, and as there's sharp bits (levers, pedals) that could damage other parcels, its likely to be kept away. The handlers will likely wheel it around too.

I usually use the cheapest rate / dimensions of the courier, I've had bikes delivered for £8 before - my Orbit (see sig) came this way with some token card draped over it!

YMMV


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:07 pm 
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after finally recieving a reply to my message stating i had opened a case with ebay as the frame was described as "having a few scratches" yet had numerous paint chips, bubbling paint, dents and a bent mech hanger, the cheeky cow has turned round and said "what was wrong with the frame?" and that "i could have gotten all the information i needed from the photos" and that i SHOULD have asked her about the frame.
i was under the impression it was the sellers responsibility to accurately describe the item for sale?? :roll:

also, even though i've had correspondence with her, she still hasn't responded to ebays messages and as such it still says the case is awaiting the other members response
GGGRRRRRRRR!!!!!


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