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Old 10-31-20, 10:57 AM
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Bought fake bike

Need help identifying my fake ass bike i bought like a dumbass it might not be fake but i dunno smh

The geometry seems unique??


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Old 10-31-20, 11:02 AM
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Man im a starving cyclist i work hard for my money I already know the forks are fake the yuckin stickers dnt match up. I should have been more vigorous in my buying practices. If indeed it is fake somebody worked yucking hard on the deception. I just hope they use they money well if it is a fraud. Blessings to you
NO SERIAL NUMBER ON THE BOTTOM how would i go about identifying what the heck i got

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Old 10-31-20, 11:07 AM
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Not fake
https://www.wilier-usa.com/
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Old 10-31-20, 11:35 AM
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What seems fake about it?
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Old 10-31-20, 11:47 AM
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No serial number. Yep. Go search the web. Willier has a lot of info on fakes. Send them a pic if you want to know for sure.

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Old 10-31-20, 12:38 PM
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Ok so we know the fork is fake
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Old 10-31-20, 12:41 PM
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May I ask how much you paid for it? THB, it doesn’t look bad at all.
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Old 10-31-20, 12:50 PM
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The fork scares me why paint why mismatch stickers why paint a wilier anyways now that i think about it the artist did a damn good job if it is fake. But hear me out man im really a starving cyclist in every sense of the word. I been eating pinto beans for past 4weeks trying to upgrade so i sold my trek 1200 and badly wanted 10speed cassette I drove 8hrs round trip for this bike and truth be told it rides like a dream compared to the trek1200 im just curious as to what the hell this bike is. Not to mention ive been stopped before by the police and asked to show bike serial number
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Ok i knew somebody was gonna ask price lmao so bob barker may you do the honors. Lol 550$ that was with the gas included.
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10 wheels care to elaborate? Did you sell me the bike? Or is it a coincidence that you're from Galveston County?
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Old 10-31-20, 02:27 PM
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Getting a strong paranoid vibe from this thread. Buyer's remorse, I guess.
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Why 88?
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
May I ask how much you paid for it? THB, it doesnít look bad at all.
I donít know if itís fake, but Iím digging that paint job.
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How much does it weigh, give or take? If it is in within range of a lightweight road bike I'd have to ask why anybody would put Wilier stickers on it if it weren't just that. The one thing I'm suspicious of is the Bontrager wheels. That's a Trek brand. That doesn't mean they're bad though. For $550 it's an OK bike.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I donít know if itís fake, but Iím digging that paint job.
Me too, it has a certain Dario Pegoretti look to i...
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Originally Posted by dreamcatcher88 View Post
Ok i knew somebody was gonna ask price lmao so bob barker may you do the honors. Lol 550$ that was with the gas included.
I donít understand the LMAO comment, but in this Covid era, when even used bike prices are through the roof, $550.00 is not bad (assuming the bikeís frame and components are OK).
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The main issue is the integrity of the frame. It could be just a cheaper import, and still be a good frame, or it could be junk and end up cracking.

With a fake, there is no way to know. I think with a sale price of $550, maybe $500 without gas, how much lower can someone build that bike and still get a bike that you would feel safe riding? How fast are you willing to go on that bike?

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me too, it has a certain dario pegoretti look to i...
yes!
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Why 88?
Link to Anti-Defamation League website.

Hopefully it isn't the answer to your question.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Why 88?
Yeah, no, I don't think it stands for what you think it stands for. It most likely stands for the year he was born or something. I had the same thought at first.
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Oh, I see we had the same thought, wg.
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Yeah, no, I don't think it stands for what you think it stands for. It most likely stands for the year he was born or something. I had the same thought at first.
Well, that's somewhat reassuring. He certainly writes (or talks with a keyboard) like someone born in 1988.

And here I thought he was just a pianist.....
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Well, that's somewhat reassuring. He certainly writes (or talks with a keyboard) like someone born in 1988.

And here I thought he was just a pianist.....
Yes, his writing style does make me think he is young.
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Originally Posted by dreamcatcher88 View Post
Need help identifying my fake ass bike i bought like a dumbass it might not be fake but i dunno smh
If thatís a fake, Iíd like to meet the person who did it.
itís a really great looking bike.

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