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Is Wish the new BikesDirect?

Old 07-09-18, 04:19 PM
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Is Wish the new BikesDirect?

LMAO no, but they apparantly sell bicycles and I came across this pro series 32lb racing bike.Pro series dual disc brake mag wheel awesomeness
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I saw some carbon wheels on there the other day. Didn't spend any time checking them out.
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Oh my. lol
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I was on there earlier and seen an ad, couldn't tell if it was advertising a roadbike or a groupset, so i checked it out and got a chuckle out of the description...
Description:
100% brand new and high quality
material: Select a white carbon steel frame, the national standard 1.2mm thickness, for the sake of you and your family's safety, we refuse to use the wave of black material pipe.
Using high-quality hubs, cassette hubs rely on the card slot stuck flywheel, high strength, strong stability.
High-speed rotation, no bias, precise positioning shift, high-end bike is the first choice.

style: The real material used, thickening pipe.
Bearing sealed shaft, reducing the stampede resistance.
Riding fast, forklift capacity is also very strong.

color: 21 speed sports version of black, 27 speed high version with titanium silver, 30 speed luxury version black red, 30 speed luxury version black.

size: wheel diameter 68cm
The handlebar is 100cm from the ground
Seat away from the ground is 83 ~ 95cm, the seat can be adjusted according to height.
Body length 170cm
Due to the different measurement methods / measurement tools, the data will be a little gap, please understand.
package: 1 set Road Bikes and Accessories in a pack
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Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
material: Select a white carbon steel frame

style: The real material used, thickening pipe.
Steel is real?
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Old 07-11-18, 06:46 PM
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Just don't use the wave of black material pipe.

Classic!
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Old 06-21-21, 10:52 PM
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I know this is old, but I was reminded of it when GCN bought one from Amazon. It's not as bosuzuku as the one I linked from Wish, but, well... here it is...
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Can't say I've looked at bike stuff on Wish but I sure have seen a lot of videos on Youtube calling them out for fake computer parts (substituting crap for known brand names with fake labels, etc). That alone makes me steer well clear of them.
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Old 06-23-21, 12:16 PM
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Isn't that one guy here ordering 4 of those?
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Isn't that one guy here ordering 4 of those?
Same "brand", perhaps different model.
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Originally Posted by RandomDesign View Post
Can't say I've looked at bike stuff on Wish but I sure have seen a lot of videos on Youtube calling them out for fake computer parts (substituting crap for known brand names with fake labels, etc). That alone makes me steer well clear of them.
I haven't either, but somehow the stuff pops up time to time.
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Any supposed name brand stuff that they sell is fake copyright infringement.
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Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
white carbon steel
Vaguely exotic, but also simple enough that no one will question it.

Oh, you haven't heard of white carbon steel? Well...
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Old 06-25-21, 08:01 AM
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Steel is real?
Steel is really real!
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A family friend recently bought an Amazon "El Cheapo". His bike was stolen and he needed one ASAP. All I can say about it is Caveat Emptor!

The frame on the monster wasn't the issue. Sure, it was made of gas pipe and weighed maybe 10 pounds. I may flinch at the way the dropouts were done, but they are strong enough for him. The components were bottom of the line. But what do you expect at the price point..

It was the quality control on the things connected to the frame that was the issue. Wheels with cup and cone bearings that felt like they were "adjusted" with an air ratchet. The front wheel was visibly out of true. Turns out it was because one spoke nipple was stripped. The list can go on and on. And for those of you who think "Shimano" means quality, either that RD marked Shimano was a fake (very likely) or Shimano make some cheap stamped steel crap RDs for the BSO market.

We got it close enough that he can ride it, but I question the reliability of a bike that ships with a bent wheel..
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And for those of you who think "Shimano" means quality, either that RD marked Shimano was a fake (very likely) or Shimano make some cheap stamped steel crap RDs for the BSO market.
Shimano has been in the “cheap stamped steel crap RDs for the BSO market” longer than anyone, longer than they’ve made anything nice.
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Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
I was on there earlier and seen an ad, couldn't tell if it was advertising a roadbike or a groupset, so i checked it out and got a chuckle out of the description...
Description:
100% brand new and high quality
material: Select a white carbon steel frame, the national standard 1.2mm thickness, for the sake of you and your family's safety, we refuse to use the wave of black material pipe.
Using high-quality hubs, cassette hubs rely on the card slot stuck flywheel, high strength, strong stability.
High-speed rotation, no bias, precise positioning shift, high-end bike is the first choice.

style: The real material used, thickening pipe.
Bearing sealed shaft, reducing the stampede resistance.
Riding fast, forklift capacity is also very strong.

color: 21 speed sports version of black, 27 speed high version with titanium silver, 30 speed luxury version black red, 30 speed luxury version black.

size: wheel diameter 68cm
The handlebar is 100cm from the ground
Seat away from the ground is 83 ~ 95cm, the seat can be adjusted according to height.
Body length 170cm
Due to the different measurement methods / measurement tools, the data will be a little gap, please understand.
package: 1 set Road Bikes and Accessories in a pack
I just love a good thesaurus.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Shimano has been in the “cheap stamped steel crap RDs for the BSO market” longer than anyone, longer than they’ve made anything nice.
It's got Shimano gears! 👍👍

My 06 TCR Advanced LE has big Shimano stickers on the chainstays, just like a BSO, way to confuse noobs. Should've been Dura-Ace stickers...
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