Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Another High Tech Bicycle Tool

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Another High Tech Bicycle Tool

Old 12-27-22, 11:14 AM
  #1  
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 336
Likes: 0
Liked 67 Times in 44 Posts
Another High Tech Bicycle Tool

Moderators note: Sorry for the inconvenience, but this post was originally just a link to a site that appears to be one of many scam sites that's popping up targeting customers of small bicycle brands. We can't allow it to stay up on bikeforums.

If you want to see the scam site for some reason, you can make the obvious edits to: tunepart

The actual tune page for it is here: discussing the Linientreu
https://tune.de/en/parts/spare-parts-tools/tools/
People have linked to some videos discussing the tool in this thread.

Last edited by unterhausen; 01-04-23 at 08:03 AM.
daniell is offline  
Likes For daniell:
Old 12-27-22, 11:46 AM
  #2  
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 14,251

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), R+M Supercharger2 Rohloff, Habanero Ti 26

Liked 4,346 Times in 2,902 Posts
I think we had discussed this one earlier in the year when it came out. Their stuff is expensive but cool. Though with the discount it is cheaper than my Abbey HAG but serves a slightly different purpose. Would I own one probably not but it is neat to see this sort of stuff come out. Now if someone bought one for me I wouldn't say no...LOL
veganbikes is offline  
Old 12-27-22, 03:41 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 7,058

Bikes: Trek Domane SLR 7 AXS, Trek CheckPoint SL7 AXS, Trek Emonda ALR AXS, Trek FX 5 Sport

Liked 1,938 Times in 1,097 Posts
wait it has lasers....anything with lasers is good right? I saw this on GC Performance site. pretty cool stuff. Not sure if I would pay $200 for it, but I do love the idea. As I say that, I remember that I have some fairly pricey lasers tools in my garage, so....
__________________
Brian | 2023 Trek Domane SLR 7 AXS | 2023 Trek CheckPoint SL 7 AXS | 2016 Trek Emonda ALR | 2022 Trek FX Sport 5
Originally Posted by AEO
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.



jaxgtr is offline  
Old 12-27-22, 06:34 PM
  #4  
Half way there
 
Moe Zhoost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,958

Bikes: Many, and the list changes frequently

Liked 886 Times in 531 Posts
The tool is suitable for 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-, 11- and 12-speed setups. The Tune Linientreu gets attached by an allen or Torx key on the derailleur mounting bolts. With the aid of the linear laser, the lower and upper stop on the derailleur can be adjusted precisely.
So I looked at the pictures and description and have no idea how this thing is supposed to work or what it exactly aligns. Is it just for setting the limit screws as the above quote states or does it do other magic. My initial thought was that it aligned the derailleur hanger, but I'm not so sure now.

Edit: I found a video showing its use. All it does is help you set your limit screws as well as fine tune your DI2 setup.
Moe Zhoost is offline  
Old 12-27-22, 07:36 PM
  #5  
SE Wis
 
dedhed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 10,641

Bikes: '68 Raleigh Sprite, '02 Raleigh C500, '84 Raleigh Gran Prix, '91 Trek 400, 2013 Novara Randonee, 1990 Trek 970

Liked 3,476 Times in 2,108 Posts
But Hey, you can buy a stuck seatpost!!!

​​​​​​https://www.tunepart.com/tune-leicht...2mm-gold-sale/
dedhed is offline  
Likes For dedhed:
Old 12-28-22, 11:24 AM
  #6  
climber has-been
 
terrymorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 7,420

Bikes: Scott Addict R1, Felt Z1

Liked 3,954 Times in 1,948 Posts
Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
All it does is help you set your limit screws as well as fine tune your DI2 setup.
That's a disappointment. If it helped straighten your derailleur hanger, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Existing derailleur hanger tools are fiddly bits of annoyance.
__________________
Ride, Rest, Repeat. ROUVY: terrymorse


terrymorse is offline  
Likes For terrymorse:
Old 12-28-22, 11:38 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 1,934

Bikes: Yes

Liked 1,598 Times in 1,085 Posts
i clicked on the link and its discounted from $124 to $74. All my bicycles with RDs are mechanical (cable-shifted) and I don't have a problem adjusting those, so its not useful for me. I looked around at their other offerings and noticed wheelsets that were formerly $400 or more are priced at under $100. That odd having so many products at deep-discount clearance prices.
skidder is offline  
Old 12-28-22, 12:00 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
masi61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,712

Bikes: Puch Marco Polo, Saint Tropez, Masi Gran Criterium

Liked 461 Times in 328 Posts
Iím a bit suspicious of the Tune site in the link. The font doesnít look right to me. Can anyone verify if it is legit?
masi61 is offline  
Old 12-28-22, 12:11 PM
  #9  
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 14,251

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), R+M Supercharger2 Rohloff, Habanero Ti 26

Liked 4,346 Times in 2,902 Posts
Originally Posted by masi61
Iím a bit suspicious of the Tune site in the link. The font doesnít look right to me. Can anyone verify if it is legit?
I doubt it is legit, I really didn't notice it at first but yeah it looks fake as hell.
veganbikes is offline  
Old 12-28-22, 01:46 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
masi61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,712

Bikes: Puch Marco Polo, Saint Tropez, Masi Gran Criterium

Liked 461 Times in 328 Posts
Originally Posted by veganbikes
I doubt it is legit, I really didn't notice it at first but yeah it looks fake as hell.
Yeah the picture of the Leichtes seatpost on the link is grafted from the Bike24 website in Germany. they have been sold out of most of those seatposts for months now. So the idea of having one of their exotic in demand seatposts in the more desirable (common sizes like 27.2 x330 mm) at clearance prices is more than a bit suspicious.
masi61 is offline  
Likes For masi61:
Old 12-28-22, 04:18 PM
  #11  
climber has-been
 
terrymorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 7,420

Bikes: Scott Addict R1, Felt Z1

Liked 3,954 Times in 1,948 Posts
Originally Posted by masi61
Iím a bit suspicious of the Tune site in the link. The font doesnít look right to me. Can anyone verify if it is legit?
Hard to say, definitively.

The domain name is 6 months old (owner ID protected), and the SSL certificate is 7 days old (Let's Encrypt certificate, lasts 4 months--typical).

The IP addresses (plural) are owned by CloudFlare. Maybe in California.

Site seems to be using pretty standard technologies: WooCommerce, WordPress, Google Fonts, Underscore.js, jQuery.

If the site is not legit, somebody sure put a lot of work into making it look legit.
__________________
Ride, Rest, Repeat. ROUVY: terrymorse


terrymorse is offline  
Old 12-28-22, 04:44 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
masi61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,712

Bikes: Puch Marco Polo, Saint Tropez, Masi Gran Criterium

Liked 461 Times in 328 Posts
Originally Posted by terrymorse
Hard to say, definitively.

The domain name is 6 months old (owner ID protected), and the SSL certificate is 7 days old (Let's Encrypt certificate, lasts 4 months--typical).

The IP addresses (plural) are owned by CloudFlare. Maybe in California.

Site seems to be using pretty standard technologies: WooCommerce, WordPress, Google Fonts, Underscore.js, jQuery.

If the site is not legit, somebody sure put a lot of work into making it look legit.
they act like they have a brick and mortar store in "Phoenix NV" when you click on "about us". But really sketchy is my guess. You see fake bike parts and apparel companies with slick websites like this all the time of facebook.
masi61 is offline  
Old 12-28-22, 07:25 PM
  #13  
climber has-been
 
terrymorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 7,420

Bikes: Scott Addict R1, Felt Z1

Liked 3,954 Times in 1,948 Posts
Originally Posted by masi61
they act like they have a brick and mortar store in "Phoenix NV" when you click on "about us".
I can't find a place called "Phoenix NV". They list their address as:

201 N Nellis Blvd
Phoenix NV 89110


There is a 201 N Nellis Blvd, Las Vegas, 89110, where there is a Walmart.

Sketchy AF.
__________________
Ride, Rest, Repeat. ROUVY: terrymorse


terrymorse is offline  
Old 12-29-22, 12:34 AM
  #14  
I am potato.
 
base2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 3,273

Bikes: Only precision built, custom high performance elitist machines of the highest caliber. 🍆

Liked 1,801 Times in 1,026 Posts
Especially since Tunes' actual website is https://tune.de/en/parts/

I've spent a lot of time in the Tune website researching for Weiner Bike SL. The absence of any specs, the too-good-to-be-true prices, the few QR optioned hubs...Oh! & the fact that Tune only sells through it's dealer network (never DTC), was the tip-off for me.

Tuneparts, really? My browser would've auto filled if I had ever been before. Buyer beware...I wonder if they have any $135 wheel sets?

Last edited by base2; 12-29-22 at 12:42 AM.
base2 is offline  
Old 12-29-22, 08:55 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Milton Keynes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3,947

Bikes: Trek 1100 road bike, Roadmaster gravel/commuter/beater mountain bike

Liked 1,710 Times in 936 Posts
Originally Posted by jaxgtr
wait it has lasers....anything with lasers is good right?
As long as it's a "giant laser."

Milton Keynes is offline  
Likes For Milton Keynes:
Old 12-29-22, 09:01 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 1,934

Bikes: Yes

Liked 1,598 Times in 1,085 Posts
Originally Posted by terrymorse
Hard to say, definitively.

The domain name is 6 months old (owner ID protected), and the SSL certificate is 7 days old (Let's Encrypt certificate, lasts 4 months--typical).

The IP addresses (plural) are owned by CloudFlare. Maybe in California.

Site seems to be using pretty standard technologies: WooCommerce, WordPress, Google Fonts, Underscore.js, jQuery.

If the site is not legit, somebody sure put a lot of work into making it look legit.
There's a scam that pops up occasionally where the scammers set up a fake website (with minimal info) based on a legit website and run all purchases through a 'back-office-processing' company that does the 'grunt work' for internet sales sites. There's supposed to be a way the scammers can exploit the back-office process to send any payments directly to themselves if you buy something, and to collect your info (address, CC# which the back-office companies usually don't give out) to continue the process without you knowing about it. It doesn't last long, but scammers can really rack up charges on your CC in that short window of time and you won't be sent anything. This might be one of those scams.
skidder is offline  
Old 12-29-22, 10:16 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Steel Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,067
Liked 629 Times in 327 Posts
Amazing how complicated such simple things can be made to be.
Steel Charlie is offline  
Old 12-29-22, 12:15 PM
  #18  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,217

Bikes: Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

Liked 349 Times in 227 Posts
They don’t accept bitcoin for payment. Forget it!
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.