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Old 03-01-21, 08:35 PM
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Google "fake brand names" and have a good laugh!
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Old 03-02-21, 01:23 AM
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I'm beginning to question that Drua Ass groupset I got from Ali Babba.
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Old 03-03-21, 07:04 AM
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It's bad enough you're getting SIHAMNO, but they make up for it by telling you it's Equipnent.

Hopefully, the majority of these bikes will end up getting returned to Amazon, and Amazon will stop selling them through their site. After all, I've seen ads on Facebook for brand new Trek Emonda SLR9 bikes on sale for $499! (I don't understand why delivery is taking so long, the company processed my payment months ago. I still don't understand why they needed Target gift cards, though.)
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Old 03-03-21, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Bald Paul View Post
It's bad enough you're getting SIHAMNO, but they make up for it by telling you it's Equipnent.

Hopefully, the majority of these bikes will end up getting returned to Amazon, and Amazon will stop selling them through their site. After all, I've seen ads on Facebook for brand new Trek Emonda SLR9 bikes on sale for $499! (I don't understand why delivery is taking so long, the company processed my payment months ago. I still don't understand why they needed Target gift cards, though.)
Ha, I did get ads on Facebook for brand new Trek (high end road and full-sus MTB, may have been Emonda SLR9 and Top Fuel 9.9) bikes for $79
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Old 03-03-21, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Bald Paul View Post
It's bad enough you're getting SIHAMNO, but they make up for it by telling you it's Equipnent.
You probably won't find any finer "equipnent" around!
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Old 03-03-21, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Bald Paul View Post
It's bad enough you're getting SIHAMNO, but they make up for it by telling you it's Equipnent.

Hopefully, the majority of these bikes will end up getting returned to Amazon, and Amazon will stop selling them through their site. After all, I've seen ads on Facebook for brand new Trek Emonda SLR9 bikes on sale for $499! (I don't understand why delivery is taking so long, the company processed my payment months ago. I still don't understand why they needed Target gift cards, though.)
you are their target market!
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Old 03-03-21, 10:03 AM
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Don't tease us. Lets see the rest of the bike.
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Old 03-03-21, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Litespud View Post
What I don't understand is the misspelling of, for example, "SHIMANO" as "SIHMANO" or "SHIMENG" - is this just plain sloppiness or a calculated approach to keep Shimano from going after them? Do they have some sort of legal defense if they're selling componentry under "SIHMANO" vs "SHIMANO"? If you're ripping off legit companies, why not go all in?
Using the same name makes them an easier target.

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I think it's sloppiness. I mean, "Comb ass" vs. "Compass"?
There is a real "Compass" brand for tires (though, the brand is small).
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Old 03-05-21, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
Ha, I did get ads on Facebook for brand new Trek (high end road and full-sus MTB, may have been Emonda SLR9 and Top Fuel 9.9) bikes for $79
That add I mentioned just popped up again I stand corrected, it's a Madone SLR7, still looks like a pretty good deal!

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Old 03-05-21, 07:09 PM
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Don't tease us. Lets see the rest of the bike.
No pics of the actual offending device, but here is the Amazon ad. Check out what it did to the dude's left leg... High performance snow boot is also a nice touch...

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Begasso has hit the local CL with a $200 ask:

https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/...285353016.html

Seller says you'll need to adjust some things.

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Old 03-05-21, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
Begasso has hit the local CL with a $200 ask:

https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/...285353016.html

Seller says you'll need to adjust some things.
The adjusting only requires a sawzall, a welder, and a new drivetrain. You can get by with the paper thin rotors until a cross wind hits.
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