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Hi All,

I came across this Gumtree post: http://capetown.gumtree.co.za/c-Stuff-for-Sale-sports-bicycles-fitness-Felt-Bicycles-Z85-Road-Bike-W0QQAdIdZ304618814 , prices look good.


Their website is: http://www.hullabaloo.co.za/, which is quite raw.


I'm just wondering if anyone has purchased from these guys before as I am unsure if they are legit. Surely they would make use of more trusted sites such as the hub to advertise their products/services.


Let me know.

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Hey man


I do have a personal connection to them but my objective opinion is that both their service and products are fantastic.



I am not so sure about that Gumtree ad though as the products listed are not products that they usually sell but give them a call and try and get more info.


Feel free to PM me with any queries regarding their products.


As far as I know they will be delving into social media for marketing purposes, I do not know if the Hub forms part of that strategy.

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Just send the link to the ad through to my contact at Hullabaloo, lets see if its genuine.

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Well Hullabaloo is 100% legit and the products/brands they deal with are not those listed on the Gumtree ad.


Also, after phoning Hullabaloo, no one knows about the ad. So clearly someone is been a smart ass, ie a dick.

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Not sure about the sale though, but I can vouch for the company as being legit and giving exceptional customer service.

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I agree, the company and the products they sell as well as their customer service are all very legit, but it looks like someone is using their detials to try and run a scam as I am not aware of them selling any of the products mentioned in the ad.

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I don't trust the add.


When you click on View Posters Other Adds then you get the condensed version of the add and showing the posters location as Cape Town ... this can't be right as the legit company clearly is not.


Give the legit company a call and ask them directly.

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okay lads, Hullabaloo have confirmed that this ad did not originate from them. Gumtree ad has been reported.

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Hi guys,


Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It's a scam and we have reported the ad. Sorry we can't help you guys with the deals as advertised, as they alway say - if somethings too good to be true it usually is :-)

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Thanks for the replies guys. Thought it was too good to be true. Glad the real Hullabaloo is aware of it now as well.

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Well done Hullabaloo for responding so quickly! Ouch about the 'raw' website - they don't deal directly with the public but support LBS etc. They've brought Rocky Mountain back to the country - as well as Syncros etc.

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Yeah, sorry about the 'raw' site comment. My apologies. Just didn't find any of the brands quoted so ja. Btw, this was their reply:(straight off the felt website) with a few extras at the bottom.



Below are the informations your requested.




Frame: Felt Classic Racing Specific Geometry. Felt Super-light Custom Butted 7005 Aluminum w/ Smooth Welding, CNC HT & BB Shell, Forged Dropout & Replaceable Hanger.


Fork: Felt UHC Performance Carbon Fiber Design w/ 3KP Weave, Carbon Blades, Aluminum Crown & 1.125 Steerer, and Dropouts


Drivetrain: Shimano 105 STI, 105 clamp on Front derailleur, 105 Rear derailleur, FSA VERO compact, 3-pc, Forged Aluminum, 50/34T crankset, 11-28T cassette


Components: dual pivot brakes w/ Cartridge brake shoes, Felt VS 6061 Aluminum handlebar, Felt SL 6061 Aluminum 3D Forged stem, Felt UHC Performance Carbon Fiber seatpost w/ Forged Aluminum Head Twin Side Bolt Rail Clamps, Felt D2 Anatomic Road Saddle w/ Double-Density Base, Custom Embossed Cover w/ Cr-Mo rails


Wheelset: MAVIC CXP-22N Aluminum rim w/ machined UB Control braking surface & wear indicator laced 32H radial Front/32H 3x Rear w/ Cr-Mo quick release skewer & Stainless 2.0mm spokes


Accessories: n/a

Finish: Matte Black

Sizes: 700c x 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

Weight: 19.98lbs/9.08kg

Price: R5200 ( Promotions Price Valid till 18th of August 2011 )



Built with Felt’s Superlite custom-butted 7005 aluminum tubing, the frame of the Z85 forms the heart of this performance road machine. Lightweight, dependable, and as quick as it is comfortable, the Z85 is equally suitable for short training rides or epic weekend adventures.


A carbon fiber fork and seatpost and the new Shimano 105 drivetrain, including compact cranks for a wide range of gearing, complete the Z85 performance package.


Price includes delivery cost to your doorstep with 24hours of acknowledging the receipt of your payment.


Thanks for your anticipted co-operations.

We awaits your response.

Mr Daniel James.

073 406 5623



52 Lyttleton RD



Postal Code / Zip : 0157

Phone : + 27 12 660 0016

Cell: 073 406 5623

Fax : 086 636754s

WebSite : www.hullabaloo.co.za

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