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Old 03-17-14, 08:56 PM   #2376
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Old 03-17-14, 09:05 PM   #2377
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What the ****???
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Old 03-17-14, 10:05 PM   #2378
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Thats not how you cut the steerer tube.
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Old 03-17-14, 10:16 PM   #2379
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What the ****???
That's what I was saying the whole time I was watching the video! Feeling sick to my stomach and pissed at the same time
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Old 03-17-14, 10:27 PM   #2380
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They are making a new Fiat prototype.
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Old 03-17-14, 10:52 PM   #2381
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1: what the **** was the point of that

2: gj with the dollar store hacksaw

3: what the **** was the point of that.
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Old 03-18-14, 02:41 AM   #2382
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Old 03-18-14, 04:41 AM   #2383
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What idiots, they should have used a sawzall.
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Old 03-18-14, 04:41 AM   #2384
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from the comments section

"actually it had a minor crack in the seat tube so we had to destroy the frame and get another one from the warranty or something like that"


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Old 03-18-14, 03:48 PM   #2385
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Recently bought new handlebars, saddle, and tires for my Leader, I'm more satisfied with the way it looks and performs now.




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"actually it had a minor crack in the seat tube so we had to destroy the frame and get another one from the warranty or something like that"


i have no words
I found out the scoop. They were required to destroy/dispose of the frame as a warranty measure, most likely so it couldn't be re-sold.
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Leader had them post a video of them doing that rather than just sending it back?
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Leader told them to destroy the frame, not necessarily to post the video.

Should they have paid to have an international customer ship the frame back so it could be put into a dumpster in San Diego instead?
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Leader told them to destroy the frame, not necessarily to post the video.

Should they have paid to have an international customer ship the frame back so it could be put into a dumpster in San Diego instead?
And then sold in Mexico.
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Old 03-20-14, 07:29 PM   #2390
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My 725 was delivered yesterday. I am very impressed with the quality of this frame! The matte pearlescent purple color is crazy, it changes colors depending on the lighting. Either dark purple, bright blue, or a combination of the two. I emailed Leader today and they are going to send me the Leader decals for the downtube for free, good people.


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Old 03-20-14, 09:04 PM   #2391
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^ I didn't get decals either, still haven't built up my frame.... But I feel it's too late to get some for free, been a few months
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Why do you guys want those tacky decals ? I'd much rather not have them. The decals are barely visible on my old 721tr, and I really like it that way:

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Old 03-20-14, 09:42 PM   #2393
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Tacky? I like them.

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^ I didn't get decals either, still haven't built up my frame.... But I feel it's too late to get some for free, been a few months
I doubt it. It's free advertising, and you made a large purchase from them.

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Tacky? I like them.
They don't look too bad on your black frame where they kinda blend in, but on lighter color frames I think they look gaudy.

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Old 03-20-14, 10:17 PM   #2396
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I think it's cool on the other colors too, I just wish they used a cohesive font on the model number.
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Why do you guys want those tacky decals ? I'd much rather not have them. The decals are barely visible on my old 721tr, and I really like it that way:

I absolutely hate the way bike companies load up the bikes with decals nowadays. No one knows how to be understated anymore, but I guess that's what you get when you deal with people who wear spandex in public.
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@Huffandstuff We totally get it. Unfortunately our designs have gotten copied to a point where many of the young riders can no longer distinguish who originally designed the 735 for example. They see a black aero bike with no logos on the downtube and do not know what brand made it. At least up close people can tell it is a Leader but from far away it is real hard. What we can say is more of our customers prefer the logo on the downtube. But at the end of the day some of us here at Leader prefer Leader Bikes logo free. It is what it is in the new fixed gear Market.

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That purple frame looks great.
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