Quick - Is this a bargain? It ends in 1 hour 20 minutes

petemadoc
petemadoc Posts: 2,331
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 514wt_1137

Can't work it out. It's an oem frame and the decals have been removed according to the description.

Could this end up being a bargain frame and fork?

Comments

  • I saw that earlier, it looks a good deal,,but the sizing may well limit the number of bidders.
  • petemadoc
    petemadoc Posts: 2,331
    Frame is my size.

    I'm just not sure about this OEM stuff. Is it a Kuota bike or not? Is it legit or is it some kind of fake?
  • andyrr
    andyrr Posts: 1,819
    My guess is that it's one of the (many) Chinese frames and has been id'd by the seller as near as dammit a Kredo - but it's not the same quite, or at least not this (2004) one

    http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/ch ... oframe.jpg

    If you look around there are many Chinese/Taiwanese companies offering frames that WILL be the same as the big brands (or at least appeance-wise, whethere the precise construction, carbon/epoxy etc it the same I dunno)
    I'm looking at potentially buying one of these Chinese frames myself, $500 to the door inc shipping.
    So, buy knowing it is likely not a Kuota as such but maybe the same thing in reality. Good price at the moment for a complete bike.
  • don't know if it's worth risking it....when carbon goes it just explodes apparently? Bet it'll happen at the worst possible time, like doing a 45 descent around Buxton.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
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  • Advice might be a little late, but I wouldn't have bought it... we had two cheapy carbon frames break in 60 & 61 days respectively. :evil: Not from the same seller, but I wouldn't trust anything sub-par now.

    I'm outta the ebay scene, but the bidder list is very suspect. What's with all the *** in the usernames???

    Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
    Member Id: a***a( 23) £480.00 13-Sep-10 21:27:15 BST
    Member Id: a***a( 23) £480.00 13-Sep-10 21:25:51 BST
    Member Id: c***c( 3 ) £470.00 13-Sep-10 21:28:26 BST
    Member Id: v***e( 12) £450.00 13-Sep-10 21:26:56 BST
    Member Id: v***e( 12) £400.00 13-Sep-10 21:26:33 BST
    Member Id: u***l( 329) £362.28 13-Sep-10 21:16:01 BST
    Member Id: u***l( 329) £350.69 13-Sep-10 21:14:42 BST
    Member Id: v***e( 12) £320.00 13-Sep-10 21:25:49 BST
    Member Id: c***c( 3 ) £300.00 13-Sep-10 20:40:03 BST
    Member Id: 1***r( 122) £275.00 11-Sep-10 20:32:54 BST
    Member Id: u***l( 329) £270.00 13-Sep-10 15:49:54 BST
    Member Id: c***c( 3 ) £260.00 13-Sep-10 15:46:05 BST
    Member Id: 1***1( 2 ) £250.00 08-Sep-10 17:29:23 BST
    Member Id: 1***r( 122) £250.00 11-Sep-10 20:32:40 BST
    Member Id: g***r( 62) £200.00 09-Sep-10 11:01:53 BST
    Member Id: g***r( 62) £185.00 09-Sep-10 11:01:23 BST
    Member Id: g***r( 62) £169.00 09-Sep-10 11:00:18 BST
    Member Id: a***a( 0 ) £150.00 07-Sep-10 20:56:48 BST
    Member Id: z***l( 878) £121.00 07-Sep-10 19:55:42 BST
    Member Id: a***a( 0 ) £110.00 07-Sep-10 20:56:08 BST
    Member Id: a***a( 0 ) £105.00 07-Sep-10 20:54:47 BST
    Member Id: 7***o( 48) £100.00 07-Sep-10 11:29:00 BST
    Member Id: 4***n( 28) £65.99 06-Sep-10 23:45:52 BST
    Member Id: 5***0( 20) £19.00 06-Sep-10 22:55:12 BST
    Member Id: 4***n( 28) £5.00 06-Sep-10 21:44:35 BST
  • jibberjim
    jibberjim Posts: 2,810
    I'm outta the ebay scene, but the bidder list is very suspect. What's with all the *** in the usernames???

    ebay doesn't reveal the names of the bidders, just the first and last letters, all the rest are ***'s that's normal.
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  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    if it was, you just told the world!

    Perils of asking for advice!!
  • petemadoc
    petemadoc Posts: 2,331
    Scrumple wrote:
    if it was, you just told the world!

    Perils of asking for advice!!
    :)

    Didn't buy it in the end. Looks nice but not sure about the whole OEM thing. Looking round for bargain frames though and found a ribble carbon frame and fork for £322 with the current extra 7% off.

    Any reviews or thoughts on this frame?
  • anto164
    anto164 Posts: 3,500
    BTW, i was confused as to what came with the bike, was it just a frameset and forks with some bits to keep it all together?

    Was i right with thinking that it doesn't come with the drivechain components as stated at the bottom of the listing.
  • pastey_boy
    pastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    it was a generic taiwan frame plastered with kuota decals, looks nice but you have no clue to what your actually buying, same kind of money you can get a p/x with a warranty and technical info
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