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Old 12-27-22, 11:14 AM
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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.

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Old 12-27-22, 11:46 AM
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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
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Old 12-27-22, 03:41 PM
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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....
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Old 12-27-22, 06:34 PM
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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.
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Old 12-27-22, 07:36 PM
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But Hey, you can buy a stuck seatpost!!!

​​​​​​https://www.tunepart.com/tune-leicht...2mm-gold-sale/
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Old 12-28-22, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
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.
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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.
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Old 12-28-22, 12:00 PM
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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?
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
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.
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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.
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Old 12-28-22, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
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.
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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?

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Old 12-29-22, 08:55 AM
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wait it has lasers....anything with lasers is good right?
As long as it's a "giant laser."

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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
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.
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Amazing how complicated such simple things can be made to be.
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