I ve been looking for cyclocross bike for the last two month and finally bought one off Ebay for a bit under $900 bucks. Its 2011 GT Type 1 CX (more expensive model). Here is what the seller stated:
For Sale is a 2011 GTR Type CX 1 in 54cm size. It has a few small cosmetic scuffs(chainstay, fork). The Bike has around 200 road miles on it. Selling because I am moving in a month and cannot take it with me.
Perfect working condition and ready to ride!
Here is the pic he posted:
First he started demanding more money for shipping. Then after about 3 weeks I finally received the bike. But the bike was missing pedals, those cool bottle cages (not that I care about them, but still), rear derailleur was Apex instead of Rival, real wheel was completely out of true and missing a spoke, bar tape was dirty and he even took off bar end plugs. Plus he changed nice Easton rear skewer for a generic cheap one. The bike is not in bad shape but has way more than 200 miles as he stated.
So I got quite upset and tried contacting him, but he didnt bother to respond and offer any solution. I opened Ebay dispute and I am pretty sure Ebay will reverse the transaction. So, I will have the option to send the bike back to the liar.
The good part is that the bike itself is pretty light and fast. It has decent components I guess. So I am not sure what to do. What would you guys do in that case?
Specs of the bike:
FRAMEKenisium Double Butted alloy cyclocross race frame with fender eyelets
FORKEaston EC70X Carbon race fork
CRANKRouleur OCT 2.2 GXP, 46/38t
BOTTOM BRACKETSRAM GXP Outboard
SHIFTERSSRAM Rival 10spd
COG SETSRAM PG-1070 12-28
CHAINSRAM PC1050 with Powerlink
FRONT DERAILLEURSRAM Apex
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM Rival 10spd
WheelsEaston EA50SLX 20h radial front, 24 2-cross rear
TIRESMaxxis Mimo 700x35 folding bead, 60tpi
FRONT BRAKETektro CR-720
REAR BRAKETektro CR-720
BRAKE LEVERSSRAM Rival
HANDLEBAREaston EA50 butted alloy ergo drop
HEADSETFSA Orbit IS-CX with integrated front brake cable hanger
GRIPSVelo Non-slip PU race tape
SEAT POSTForte Carbon Pro
SEAT CLAMPGT alloy