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SamJT

Member since Aug 2011 • Last active Jun 2016
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    Forget the Corbyn cow, it's all about the Cameron Pig now

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    Went to Redbull Hardline last weekend. Photo story here:

    pinkbike.com/u/samjt/blog/red­bull-hardline-2015.html

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    Yup I'd be happy to do that

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    http://www.lfgss.com/conversations/23357­9/#comment9629107

    Well there you go, my memory obviously wasn't very good... I paid £350 for it. I actually remembered paying £250. Do you see now why I think a £125 refund would be quite harsh? I tried to be as honest as possible in my ad but genuinely didn't even think about saying the threads were stripped. Not sure what else I can say.

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    if it wasn't already clear - I didn't strip the threads! The bike came stripped, not stated in the advert above. The difference is that I sold the bike 3 years later, with no use, for £70 less, having attempted to fix the issue at my own expense but forgot to say that I'd done so

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    No, I was selling the bike in better condition for the same amount having paid for the new BB.

    Give me a minute and I'll dig out an old post to show you...

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    I expect it's probably past the point of no return but I'm the guy who sold Jon the Carlton and I think that, at least for the sake of recovering some sort of reputation, I point out a few things.

    1. I've been trading on here for a few years and have met plenty of guys through the forum with good feedback every time.

    2. After selling Jon the bike, when asked if I'd replaced the bottom bracket myself I said no, my uncle had replaced the bottom bracket because of play in the cranks (caused by the stripped threads). He didn't ask me if I knew the threads were stripped, at no point did I say they were fine so I find it a bit frustrating that on this thread I've been painted as some sort of ignorant twat who kept denying the threads were stripped... there's plenty of evidence for my knowledge of that on the forum as you've already pointed out.

    3. I genuinely thought a replacement BB designed for stripped threads would be the answer to the problem, based on feedback from forum users 3 years ago or so. I fully understand that stating that the frame had stripped threads should have been the top of the list of things when selling the bike, but I honestly didn't even think of it. For that I can only apologise (although it seems the witch hunt that's followed this post that might be forgotten...). I did go for a test ride before selling and the bike did ride quietly and smoothly, but it was only a few miles. The bike hadn't been ridden other than that for a few years so I wasn't to know it would be working its way loose, again I was only going on advice from that thread.

    4. When I sold the bike I wasn't sure if it was a genuine Carlton or not. This was stated on the ad, unlike the ad for the bike when I originally bought it 3 years ago. For this reason I listed the bike for a lesser amount than I thought it would be worth, around the same as I originally bought it for. Having posted on the thread for identifying frames, it was suggested that it was almost certainly a Carlton but instead of relisting it, I kept the price the same, happy for someone to get a bargain. For this reason I thought that, with the price of the components probably being worth £250 in total anyway, a £50 refund was fair enough given the increased value of the frame. Obviously with the damaged threads it would have been reduced but still a £100+ pay out for a £250 bike is a bit crazy.

    5. I did offer a full refund but am in Sheffield so would have to collect next time I'm back in London.

    6. I'm happy for Jon to share screenshots of any of our conversations, I feel I've been quite unfairly represented.

    Sam

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