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Bicycle with Messed Up Logo Decal from Factory...

Old 05-27-09, 08:21 PM
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Bicycle with Messed Up Logo Decal from Factory...

I recently bought a Bianchi and the bike looked great until I looked at the non-drive side's downtube...

The large BIANCHI decal is misaligned and offset on some letters




Has anything like this happened to anyone? All the other decals seem to be perfect. Is there anything I can do, or am I basically stuck with this... kind of a downer
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Old 05-27-09, 08:23 PM
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that's pretty damn weird

if its a decal i'm sure the shop that sold you the bike can get you another one. i dont see why you would need the whole frame replaced

whats weird to me is that the decal i'm guessing comes in one entire word, so it'd be impossible to get it entirely wavy like that
unless they hand apply the words individually in italy?
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Old 05-27-09, 08:24 PM
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I know it's a small detail, but I think it would bother me a little bit too especially if I just bought it. Call them and either have them give you monetary compensation or a replacement.
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Old 05-27-09, 08:27 PM
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Very odd, but if it was a coin, it would be worth a fortune.
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Old 05-27-09, 08:28 PM
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Taiwanchi? Oh well for quality control.
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Old 05-27-09, 08:34 PM
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Old 05-27-09, 08:35 PM
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That's what you get for buying a "deal" from a guy in a van.

(I'm kidding, so don't get all pissy.)
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Old 05-27-09, 08:59 PM
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If you bought it new then get it resolved. I guess the decal is under clearcoat so not sure how they can fix it. A “fix” could be a discount etc.

Yes it's a tool not a jewel but one of the things you paid for was the aesthetic.
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Old 05-27-09, 09:53 PM
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think of it as rare!

my madone has a top tube decal thats is slightly out of the center.
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Old 05-27-09, 09:55 PM
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Good luck getting it resolved depending on what you decide to do.

I recently bought a Specialized Epic Expert (MTB) and the sticker says Epic Comp, the model below the Expert. But it is the correct color and correct components for the Expert. Go figure!

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Old 05-27-09, 10:28 PM
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I would keep it.

I saw a Specialized frame on ebay missing one letter. It was a reject.
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I can't even really find their contact info, Bianchi USA doesn't have a contact page I can find

I tried emailing them at their bianchi@bianchi.com email, do you think any Bianchi dealer/bike store will be able to help as well?
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Old 05-28-09, 12:20 AM
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Ride 500 miles on it and see how much you care then.
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Originally Posted by Farkel View Post
I can't even really find their contact info, Bianchi USA doesn't have a contact page I can find

I tried emailing them at their bianchi@bianchi.com email, do you think any Bianchi dealer/bike store will be able to help as well?
You seem to be suggesting you didn't buy it at a Bianchi dealer?
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Old 05-28-09, 12:35 AM
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I didn't, I bought it off a person which unfortunately reduces my chances of getting any compensation


If this frame was cheaper and didn't take MONTHS of waiting to get, I probably wouldn't be as irked as I am. I think I'm more annoyed at my terrible luck than anything else
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Old 05-28-09, 01:33 AM
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So the decal is wonky, BFD, is it going to affect the ride or longevity of the bike?


Exactly.
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Old 05-28-09, 01:50 AM
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You ride so fast that you make the decal start to slip off? Cool.
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Old 05-28-09, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by DScott View Post
Post-Kaoliang lunch assembly.
corrected.
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That's not as bad as the guy who bought an Independent Fabrication frame with a straight decal.
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Old 05-28-09, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by RiDE View Post
I would keep it.

I saw a Specialized frame on ebay missing one letter. It was a reject.
I hope it said "Special zed"
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Old 05-28-09, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Farkel View Post
I didn't, I bought it off a person which unfortunately reduces my chances of getting any compensation
Are you complaining about crooked stickers on a used bike, or an unused bike you bought from some guy who isn't a Bianchi authorized dealer?

If either is correct, I'd say you are SOL.
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Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
Ride 500 miles on it and see how much you care then.
In one day, if possible.



Seriously, as others have said, do attempt to exchange the frame.
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Old 05-28-09, 06:01 AM
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I would return it to the dealer if you bought it from one. if not your f'ed. I am sure it is a painted on decal or under clearcoat. I don't think most people are going to notice it anyway unless you point it out to them as even you didn't notice it right away.
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Old 05-28-09, 06:15 AM
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Honest question to the OP:

Since you say you bought it from some guy and not a dealer, how are you positive it is a Bianchi at all? What I mean is, how do you know that this guy did not repaint a Schwinn varsity celeste and slap on a crooked decal.

I'm not saying this is the case, I am honestly curious.
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