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  1. I think it's possible. I have 30%, but I'm fairly certain it's because of the bulk of my 75 listings having been before the feedback/ratings system existed. Since it's been in place, I think I've only had 1 or 2 transactions without feedback. Bloody hell, just realised I've been a member since 2008, getting old...
  2. The examples you mention are pretty clear cut, but the devil appears when one flips things around. Which would you prefer between: 5-star from 10% feedback 4.5 star from 70% feedback
  3. I'm sorry, I forgot to switch to Comic Sans. Posts on this thread are serious only sometimes. This was not one of those times. Switching back to being serious: there is a difference between a bike being mint and a bike being new. I've sold plenty of items which were mint but definitely not new. When something is brand new, new new, unridden new, it's a step above mint, or even mint mint. I assumed (oh wait, this is the Internet) that we all agreed on that long list of condition terms we saw a few dozen pages back.... My bad!
  4. Did this guy really have to ruin it for everyone selling stuff in actual mint mint condition? How will anyone with a used mint (or mint mint) condition bike measure up to this, which as we all know should only be labelled as "Brand new, never been ridden"? https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/dual-suspension-bikes/484754/2020-specialized-epic-s-works
  5. I have an unused 500ml tub of SRAM Butter if anyone wants to make me an offer… Edit: Sorry, scratch that, just realised I have another use for it.
  6. Absolutely. I bought my Stumpy in very similar condition from a dealer except for scratches on the bar from what looked like an oops while adjusting it within the stem. It was R93k new and I paid R69k, with full warranty. Yes, it's a trail bike and the market was different then (late 2019), but I suspect you may need to drop your asking a bit... Worth a try first, but that would be my take. EDIT: The difference with my transaction was that the dealer still made a profit, obviously a very different scenario in your case.
  7. Nope, it's a trail bike, running a 2021 Lyrik Ultimate. For my own amusement I like chasing downhill segment PRs on Strava and I like being 100% sure that I'm the only weak link in not shaving another second off my time. I only mentioned the annual work in addition to the 20 hour intervals to illustrate how pedantic I am about my stuff being 100% perfect all the time, I'm sure there are others who do the same. I'm very fortunate to be at that point in my life where I've ridden bikes for 30 years, still love it just as much as the first day, and the costs of keeping everything mint are not of any concern. I'm lucky, in other words!
  8. More regular than recommended lowers work with plenty of SRAM butter makes a noticeable difference to small bump sensitivity. There is a reason mechanics on the WC DH circuit rebuild stuff after a few runs. Richard at Freewheel Cycology does my lowers services, and I do an annual fork and rear shock rebuild with Droo. I'm over fiddling with my bike other than tuning damping and replacing brake pads. Freewheel is less than 2km from me and I gladly pay them R400 for this every time.
  9. Erm, I’ve generally done lowers services on my forks every +- 25 hours for the last few years. Because my trail bike only gets ridden for an hour once or twice a week, this is usually roughly every 2 months. I hate even the tiniest amount of stiction…
  10. I'm pretty sure it runs on this set instead: Control SL 29 6B XD Wheelset | Specialized.com (Have a look at the close-ups, you'll see the hubs and decals match).
  11. Check again... Those wheels are more than R40k, and the seatpost/seat combo alone is more than R10k. Not saying those are not crazy prices, but that's what they cost.
  12. At least some people are still honest with their descriptions… https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/indoor-trainers-and-accessories/489297/tacx-galaxia-rollers
  13. https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/dual-suspension-bikes/482426/carbon-s-works-stumpjumper-1x12-xx1-carbon-wheels Another "Like new!" bike which is in great condition for its age (oh yes, that also, it's 2 generations old), but with the chips and scratches on cranks and wheels which are visible, definitely not mint, and DEFINITELY not "Like new". "Boost technology" - Wow, this is very new, it sounds amazing! An XL Stumpjumper absolutely is NOT suitable for someone who is 175cm tall. "Retails new for R139,000 new (if there was stock)" - Haha, sure. "Price not negotiable" - Until it doesn't sell, and then it is 😉
  14. Yup, and always mount the heaviest bike closest to vehicle. Being aware of the lever effect freaks me out when I transport both my wife's eBike and my trail bike together behind my Golf... But we've done dozens of trips (and probably more than a hundred with only my bike) and it's held up just fine.
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