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Okay so I advertised my Solis Magma road bike as I needed money. Posted it up for R10 000 and then went down to R6500 as it is urgent. A few guys told me "I'll take it". WHATEVER. Waited for them to pitch and all of them just never even replied again? WTF?

 

Okay the one guy REALY wasted my time. Yesterday he had a look at the bike and was happy, beside the stickers. He told me to clean it and fit new blades on the cranks, the old blades were worn a bit. I REPLACED the blades and he wanted me to drop the price to R5500. I'm desperate for money.

 

The frame has about maybe 2000km's on it and is almost spotless. The frame shines and is in a great condition. I fitted the new blades and dropped the price. The morning he brings his "buurman", who is an 'EXPERT' on road bikes.

 

1st the "buurman" goes on about the gatorskin tyres that the threads on the side are coming a bit loose, the bike has been standing for 2 - 3 years! He claims it's the RIM TAPE coming out while the wheel is inflated :blink:... It's just the sidewall's threads that are a bit old.

 

Then he says you need a new cluster, this is 9SPD. He says it will cost you R500 for 105 and this bike has ultegra on it and that will be even more for it. This is 9SPD, they go cheap cheap at some places.

 

He then feels the bearings of the front and rear wheels (WITH THE SCEWER?! :o ), does not even touch the wheel and only holding on to 1 scewer and says, "It needs bearings". Ok he was pissing me off. He knows nothing about a bike, FUN RIDER. I mean the man takes the rear wheel out while it's on the top gear at the back! :clap:

 

He went on with these STUPId comments, the BUYER then says, after saying yesterday that he will take it. I'm going to think about it :huh:

 

The bike is full carbon, carbon headset, carbon spacers, carbon cranks (Hollow), every thing is almost carbon! For R5.5k it's cheap!

 

So he sms's me 5 mins later, "I'm not taking it, enjoy your day." :mellow:

 

Urg guys like this one!!! Or was I wrong here?! :(

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Ag, i suppose the guy loses out then. Let him go buy a Raleigh with Tiagra that his "buurman" approves of, serves him right.

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Ag, i suppose the guy loses out then. Let him go buy a Raleigh with Tiagra that his "buurman" approves of, serves him right.

 

He is going to buy the cheap FUJI at Solomons for R8k ^_^ , he told me he would buy that because it's new. It's a aluminium bike!?

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He is going to buy the cheap FUJI at Solomons for R8k ^_^ , he told me he would buy that because it's new. It's a aluminium bike!?

 

What a chop!!!

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He is going to buy the cheap FUJI at Solomons for R8k ^_^ , he told me he would buy that because it's new. It's a aluminium bike!?

 

All round the guy's missing out. I remember looking at your ad when it came up, and if it was my size, I'd have bought that Solis from you.

 

Don't stress too much, at that price the bike will go soon.

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  • 5 months later...

Okay so I advertised my Solis Magma road bike as I needed money. Posted it up for R10 000 and then went down to R6500 as it is urgent. A few guys told me "I'll take it". WHATEVER. Waited for them to pitch and all of them just never even replied again? WTF?

 

Okay the one guy REALY wasted my time. Yesterday he had a look at the bike and was happy, beside the stickers. He told me to clean it and fit new blades on the cranks, the old blades were worn a bit. I REPLACED the blades and he wanted me to drop the price to R5500. I'm desperate for money.

 

The frame has about maybe 2000km's on it and is almost spotless. The frame shines and is in a great condition. I fitted the new blades and dropped the price. The morning he brings his "buurman", who is an 'EXPERT' on road bikes.

 

1st the "buurman" goes on about the gatorskin tyres that the threads on the side are coming a bit loose, the bike has been standing for 2 - 3 years! He claims it's the RIM TAPE coming out while the wheel is inflated blink.gif... It's just the sidewall's threads that are a bit old.

 

Then he says you need a new cluster, this is 9SPD. He says it will cost you R500 for 105 and this bike has ultegra on it and that will be even more for it. This is 9SPD, they go cheap cheap at some places.

 

He then feels the bearings of the front and rear wheels (WITH THE SCEWER?! ohmy.gif ), does not even touch the wheel and only holding on to 1 scewer and says, "It needs bearings". Ok he was pissing me off. He knows nothing about a bike, FUN RIDER. I mean the man takes the rear wheel out while it's on the top gear at the back! clap.gif

 

He went on with these STUPId comments, the BUYER then says, after saying yesterday that he will take it. I'm going to think about it huh.gif

 

The bike is full carbon, carbon headset, carbon spacers, carbon cranks (Hollow), every thing is almost carbon! For R5.5k it's cheap!

 

So he sms's me 5 mins later, "I'm not taking it, enjoy your day." mellow.gif

 

Urg guys like this one!!! Or was I wrong here?! sad.gif

Are you still in the market of selling your Argon TT that you gave me first option on? I have PM'ed you and emailed requesting your contact details and I have heard nothing. You were going to send me your dad's cell number. I committed to a price and I will stick to it. I have a friend in Jhb who is wanting to check the bike out so that I can do the necessary payment and arrange for courier. Please let me know what the deal is. Cheers Islandboy!

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