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  • Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Or is that the going rate for a top end carbon bike used for a couple of years?

    Colnago

    aa
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    hmmm. Looks too good to be true. It’s worth more than that.

    1981miked
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    If it looks to be good to be true… It usually is!

    steve_b77
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    Seems a bit suss, ask to meet

    TiRed
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    Too good to be true. That’s a £1000 wheelset on a £3000 frame and £1500 groupset. Nice though. Ask for a contact number.

    federalski
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    Yeah, email to suggest you pick up…even if you can’t.
    See what he says.

    Rorschach
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    3.5k frame,2.5k groupset,1.7k wheels.For 1500 notes.
    Seems legit.

    b45her
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    get some of the hardcore roadies to look at it, it may be a chinese knockoff posing as a colnago.
    the proper roadies are awesome at spotting the difference

    bikebouy
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    Get anyone else to look at it and it’ll be sold..

    chief9000
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    Looks suspect to me too.

    I would ask for a contact number and grill the mofo as to why its so cheap.

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    t may be a chinese knockoff posing as a colnago.

    I was thinking that, I’ve seen the Pinarello ‘Dogpoo’s” before which look the part in pictures. I don’t know if there are known copies of this frame though. I’m not a roadie but am looking out for a bike to give it a go.

    This one is local to me so I may give it a look over if I can.

    Premier Icon tomatoevousparlour
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    There are copies of Colnagos out there.

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    There’s another one too 😯 Bianchi

    crikey
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    If it’s legit and you are not a roadie but am looking out for a bike to give it a go, it might be a bit of a handful.

    It’s Campag, which is not as readily available as Shimano or SRAM.
    It’s got tubs, which are not for the uninitiated.
    It’s got deep sections, which are a handful in the wind.

    It’s a beautiful bike and a very good price, but it’s a full on top-of-the-range bike.

    That bike is mint ball. Too cheap IMO. Super Record 11, 2 years (light) use by the looks of it….top wheels. Just seems cheap. Not sure the Bianchi is much different yet double the price (I know its newer). If there’s one frame that would hold its value it’d be a colnago-especially one that hasnt got a minging paintjob.

    V V V nice bike……just seems tooooo cheap.

    If its a Chinarello frame, its still worth 1500 green queens for the wheels and gruppo.

    sputnik
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    Lets assume its a copy. For £1500 you have a good group set and expensive tubby wheels. Sell the wheels and by some clinchers and with the money left you buy a frame if the fake one doesn’t appeal.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    IF the frame’s a fake, aren’t the wheels likely to be so too??

    Steve-Austin
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    so massively under priced the person selling must have no idea ie is not the owner or its nicked.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Bet it’s someone else’s ad, and the Scammer seller has just copied it and changed the price.

    fibre
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    I wouldn’t bother with Gumtree for high end bikes, at the very least be extra cautious. Full of fake adds and stolen bikes. Collect and ask for proof of ownership.

    I contacted one out of curiosity as it was too good to be true. They wanted payment up front and although it was advertised in the UK (and available to collect) they had just moved to Spain but didn’t mind posting it at no extra cost. It was £800 on a £5k bike, the pictures were taken from an old Ebay listing.

    Your link is using images from ebay, I couldn’t find the listing though. They have probably waited for it to be removed from the completed listings.
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/$T2eC16hHJF0E9nmFTL6RBRRGiqLt,Q~~48_80.JPG

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Bet it’s someone else’s ad, and the Scammer seller has just copied it and changed the price.

    I bet its not even that… My bosses Pinarello has appeared on eBay twice now, semi educated scum found a couple of pics of it on our website, did a bit of research, and wrote an almost legit eBay ad for it!

    A couple of customers have have had the same happen too.

    If that C59 is legit, that’s an £8k+ build that appears to be in very good condition, and in an easily saleable size. Worth minimum of £4k all day long. The Oltre is a 2012 bike, £7.5k RRP, again barely had any use… £3k is closer to the mark price wise, but I’d still say its worth £4.5k or more all day long… In fact, if its either a 55 or a 57, I could sell that tomorrow for the best part of £5k!

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Hmmm looks dodgier than a dodgy thing! Thanks guys.

    I’ve contacted the seller to ask for a look anyway.

    Kbrembo
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    Ain’t seen many of them floating around Inverness…..

    I am sure the seller will be delighted that you are local and can drop in and see it! 😆

    On Harbour road too….Might beat you to it.

    aP
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    I always assume that everything on gumtree is stolen or a scam.

    unovolo
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    The other bike their selling(Bianchi) doesnt even appear to be in this country judging from the licence place on the Beetle in the background.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    There’ll be a story about how he works offshore and can’t get to the bike at the moment, but if you pay, he’ll arrange for his wife/friend/random family member to post it to you on the basis that there is a 14 day return option.

    He’ll probably let you pay western union too.

    fibre
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    After the guy I spoke to said he had moved to Spain I told him I was looking for somewhere to go on a riding holiday, “maybe we could meet up and go riding together?”. Just to see what he said.

    String him along for a bit with incresingly awkard questions 😛

    I bet its not even that… My bosses Pinarello has appeared on eBay twice now, semi educated scum found a couple of pics of it on our website, did a bit of research, and wrote an almost legit eBay ad for it!

    A couple of customers have have had the same happen too.

    Same happened to me too

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cannondale-R500-CAAD4-road-bike-yellow-dale-racer-/271165061908?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item3f22b27b14&nma=true&si=cMC2zMCG6CY4Lzc975LiSV5ukzI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    Pics taken off this thread

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/how-much-does-your-road-bike-weigh#post-4734671

    pingu66
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    Good luck collecting that on an industrial estate!

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Hands off Bremner it’s mine, all mine!! Shows up as Bannerman Seat on the map – or maybe the filling station 😆
    Might check out the showroom if I’m passing tomorow.

    And now I’ve clicked on the link, STW is showing me adverts of stolen bikes on Gumtree. Ho hum.

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Reply to my email:

    Hi mate, unfortunately the bikes at Inverness held by Shiply.com who sort out my packaging and delivery so unfortunately viewing isn’t available thats why I have a refund on it for up to 2 weeks (14days

    So I just sent the cash, if it isn’t as described I’ll send it back. Sorted.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Sounds like a kosher deal to me. Go for it!

    Cheers

    Danny B

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