Frame crack – ebay dispute advice
I did open an ebay dispute in the end just to try and get this resolved, is a paypal dispute different then?
To be quite honest the whole thing is actually a bit more complicated because I had already started servicing the bike and swapping a few bits around before I noticed that second bit of damage. So technically the bike is no longer in the condition it was when I bought it….
Ho hum.Posted 7 years ago
Hora – stop pratting about. I really don't want to get into a whole mud-slinging, name and shame, load of crap on here. My original intent was merely to try to find out whether the damage was significant enough to worry about. Although I think the argument that the frame is not as described does hold a lot of weight.Posted 7 years ago
You've absolutely no way of knowing how bad or deep that damage goes. Really you can only take your word on how it was caused and with someones vested-interest in this they could be highly-subjective on the answer they give you.
The fact you've actually started building it up etc means you dont have much grounds IMO.
How is it mud-slinging? If that really was there before you bought the frame its misdescribed.Posted 7 years ago
The buyer never once asked to view the bike or ask any questions about any previous history.
Had the buyer asked for more info on the general wear marks, i would have happily sent pictures detailing the areas.
In my opinion the overall strength of the carbon has not been compromised at all by the cosmetic damage and had i not had 2 prolasped discs in my back recently i would still be riding it..
Since taking delivery of the bike, the buyer has serviced the rear shock, front forks foam seals and replaced front chainrings whilst also removing the headset bearings in anticipation of new ones arriving.
This work was all carried without my prior knowledge.
I just thought i would add this for everyone's benefit.
Whilst it may be argued he has now enhanced the bike, any work he has carried out will be neither warrant'd nor guaranteed and should not really have been carried out if he never intended to keep the bike.
Sorry Chris but could not just sit back and be tainted as a bad seller.Posted 7 years agodruidhMember
I'm confused. If I'd just bought a 2nd hand bike or frame, the first thing I'd do would be to make sure it was "as described" and I'd be giving it a good once over before I started any work on it. I wouldn't expect to just discover something like that 2nd mark much later on.Posted 7 years ago
Was that cracked/missing-surface on the downtube there when you sent it off?
"However there is no serious damage, cracks, deep scratches etc."
So you wouldnt class that as none of the above?
A very good point:
'm confused. If I'd just bought a 2nd hand bike or frame, the first thing I'd do would be to make sure it was "as described" and I'd be giving it a good once over before I started any work on it. I wouldn't expect to just discover something like that 2nd mark much later on.
Someone either didnt check (although you sound competent to build a frame?) or….someone isnt being totally honest and it might not be the Sellers fault?Posted 7 years ago
Fair enough, I should have examined the frame more closely when it first arrived, my mistake – I just started sorting it out in a fit of enthusiasm. This is a mistake I won't make again.
My intention with this thread was NOT slag off the seller, nor to identify him in public, nor to go through all of the various issues raised in my dispute with him. All I wanted to do was to try to establish whether the damage was significant (and thus by inference whether or not it met the sellers original description).
To be fair the consensus on here appears to be that whilst the damage doesn't tally with the description, it probably isn't structural enough to worry about.Posted 7 years agoSinglespeed_ShepMember
I think that all that can be learn't from this is check stuff over when it arrives. In my opinion as soon as you change parts etc the bikes yours.
I was in a similar situation where i sold a bike and two months after getting positive feedback the buyer tried to claim £60 out of me because the rear brake started to leak, Its all about reasonable time. Had it been like that when i sold the box would have brake fluid on it and it would have been noticed straight away.
The damage near cannondale logo could have been done in transport or even when sat in you garage.
I've alot of experience working with carbon frames and seen alot of warrenty claims. Your frame doesn't LOOK like it would be any sort of problem the mark on the top tube is more than likely a scratch. the other damage to the paint and possibly the top layer of carbon. But thats all anyone can say from a picture on a forum, as said above take it to a Cannondale dealer and let them have a look.
I don't really think the seller has done anything wrong in this case, you could have helped him by inspecting the bike straight away which would give him the opportunity to resolve the issue fairly. So I think its an unfair representation of him as a seller.Posted 7 years ago
Biggest problem at the moment is finding replacement headset bearings. The oem headset is a weird reducer (1.5 to 1 1/8) with very short insertion depth, it takes Tange Seiki 4T5-5 cartridge bearings (41mm od, both chamfers 45 degrees). Nobody seems to sell these or list them as existing. New Cane creek headset would be best part of £90. Standard 36/45 degree ones don't fit, campy 45/45 are too larger diameter <sigh> 🙁Posted 7 years ago
Chris you sound like an utter **** I'm afraid.
Thanks for that, does it make you feel a bigger man insulting people from behind the safety of your computer screen?
If you actually bothered to read the whole thread, some people clearly agree with me, others don't. Hardly clear cut enough to warrant this kind of abuse. 🙄 Maybe you should stick to the classifieds, which judging from your posting history, seems to be your only real interest in this site.Posted 7 years ago
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