Has this "brand new" bike been resprayed?

Home Forum Bike Forum Has this "brand new" bike been resprayed?

Viewing 16 posts - 1 through 16 (of 16 total)
  • Has this "brand new" bike been resprayed?
  • Premier Icon crazy-legs
    Subscriber

    They've done *something* to it but the Turner decals look genuine. Having said that, Argos are very good at doing matching decals as well…

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    If Argos HAVE resprayed it, they've only made it better. 🙂 You won't get better than Agos paint, IME.

    tops 5
    Member

    Possibly so PP but advertised as built and never ridden!

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    Yes, I see your point. I've just had a close look through the pics and it's VERY hard to tell how new it all is. There's some corrosion on the discs, but no clear pic of the cassette which would give the game away.
    Personally, I'd say it has been ridden, the frame anyway

    Have a look at the graphics here

    They look worn to me. I'd ask sone pointed questions about the Argos work, the wear on the transfer and the discs myself….. It's still a nice bike, mind 🙂

    B.A.Nana
    Member

    Looks like in the pics it's being sold by a bike shop, or someone who works at a bike shop in Harrogate (they are also offering to take Credit card payment). Psychlosports are Turner dealers, so it might have come from there. But it doesn't look like the outside of Psychlosports or Boneshakers, maybe Ace Cycles or Spa cycles. I can't believe that anyone would ever build a brand new bike like that and then never ride it once, but then, if you own a bike shop or have access to dozens of bikes, then maybe. I would contact them and ask questions.

    clubber
    Member

    Funny, I don't really rate Argos paint as it seems less tough that the £30 job from a local enammelling place.

    They are brilliant for the actual design/execution though.

    tinribz
    Member

    New my ar$e, take a look at the rust on the disks and chain, plus the decals look worn , and there are scuffs on the forks. The big ring doesn't look exactly mint either. New tyres maybe. The Argos sticker is a dead give away.

    Possibly a not well cared for demo bike? But deffo not unridden.

    emac65
    Member

    Looking at the picture above I would imagine it's been in a Thule(or the like)roof carrier a good few times….

    ianpinder
    Member

    if its a bs then they would have the descdriptions right, i.e. mono mini 4pots = mono m4s, high roller sticky = highroller super tacky amongst other things

    GaryLake
    Member

    NOT THE USUAL SCALLY CRAP THAT YOU FIND ON EBAY.

    Oh the irony!

    Wozza
    Member

    Are they plastic pedals?

    Premier Icon momo
    Subscriber

    Er, is it just me that's noticed that it's a Horst Link bike, not a TNT one? surely that dates it to 2006/07.

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    Last HL was 2006 I think?

    st
    Member

    looks like a SH frame resprayed with new bits, nice bike but not exactly listed correctly perhaps.

    tinsy
    Member

    Now I could be talking cobblers, but am sure I read of a high end manufacturer that sent any warranty paintwork defects to Argos for re finishing, a google hasnt come up with a make, but maybe its Turner?

Viewing 16 posts - 1 through 16 (of 16 total)

The topic ‘Has this "brand new" bike been resprayed?’ is closed to new replies.