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aniki

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active Aug 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Tacx turbo trainers.
    Had a smart 2240 since November; couple of weeks ago I get the dreaded clicking noise at spin down. Box it up, take it back, got a replacement.
    Used it three times and same again!
    Have a scout around online to find that there generally isn't a single turbo trainer at any price point that isn't without some degree of faults!
    Trying an Elite Direto next.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Got some raceblades on the cheap. As long as they don’t fall to pieces they certainly seem to fit ok. I think because this is an older vig and has a slightly slacker head tube angle, there’s quite a lot of clearance at the down tube. I might even be tempted to stick some 28s on there when the weather really turns.

  • in Classifieds
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    I don't know exactly which configuration you're looking at but isn't the basic setup only about £375 anyway?
    Personally I wouldn't risk that kind of money on an overseas purchase. I think the most I've ever spent has been probably on a rare Blu-Ray from Japan at about £150. Or possibly some vinyl from the states at a similar value.
    Even if I was covered, the pain and time to recover my losses would be too much for me to bear to be honest.
    Look at it this way; if it doesn't live up to your expectations for whatever reason, do you really want the hassle of sending it back to China?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    That would be the 7700 or 7701 then.

  • in Classifieds
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    Yeah hard to tell if scam or not. At this stage the main thing is that you haven’t posted the item.
    I would just leave it all in the hands of paypal for now. If they really have been hacked the transaction will be automatically cancelled eventually anyway and you should get an email from ebay to that effect.

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    Good result; shame about the wasted time and hassle though.

  • in General
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    We have those racks too. Not having to consider a derailleur, I stick my back wheel in the rack and chuck a chain-lock round the chainstays, spokes and rack. To be honest though, any would be thief could probably cut through the rack a lot quicker than my lock...

  • in Classifieds
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    You may have inadvertently paid directly from your credit card. I think ebay sellers / shops can still offer that as well as paypal.
    As long as you know the date of the purchase you should be fine.
    Just call your CC company and tell them you made an online purchase but the seller is non-communicative and you want to reverse the payment.
    By law any seller whether it be ebay or otherwise is required to provide some kind of receipt or evidence of the transaction even it’s just an email.
    The bank will probably tell you that they can’t guarantee a successful reversal etc. there may even be a fee but hopefully it would be worth it.
    However, if you hold on until the 7th and raise an INR won’t ebay refund you eventually anyway as part of the buyer protection policy?
    Good luck.

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    FFS! So now all that extra transportation cost and hassle for the sake of a slightly oversized package! You'd think they would just add a surcharge somewhere. I'm surprised it was even noticed.

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