Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:12 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 66 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:14 pm
Posts: 57
Hi,

I wanted to introduce myself properly when i could complete my project bike, but unlucky me, i got cheated by a user in here named "Lancearmstrong" when i thought i bought myself a Pinarello Paris frame from him back in Jan 2012. He got himself about 34-35 post before he put in a classified on his Pinarello Paris frame for sale. I bought many items from users in here namely Jonjones13, vladoo, bfglite to name a few and i have received all their items so i could complete my first so called WW bike. I can say that I have almost everything to assemble a bike except for the frame that till now never got delivered to me since Jan. He gave me tracking number which not valid. Many attempts has been made to PM/emails/paypal contact but all the emails seems to be deleted or unregistered. Even his user name in here has been 'inactive'.
Lesson learnt the hard way here also is, DO NOT make payments via paypal as GIFT, although it saves the seller some money, because once you do that, you are not protected by Paypal buyer protection scheme. So use "purchase goods" option and pay the difference using GIFT option to the seller so at least you can claim the big chunk of your money via paypal if anything unwanted happened.

I will still complete my project bike using my current frame nonetheless, but it is heartbreaking when such thing happens. I am sure the user "Lancearmstrong" is still browsing this wonderful and informative site and you should know who you are. Do give me a message if you think you re sincere seller as I cant seems to get hold of any of your email registered in here or paypal as all the email address has become invalid.

I will post my project bike in the near future in this thread although the frame will not be the my choice of project bike. But that is all i got for the time being...so be nice on the future comments :)

Thumbs up to all the honest sellers out there and to dishonest seller; always remember what goes around comes around. Cheers!

Image


As mentioned, here s my current completed bike. Although some may not be my choice of parts, but here s what i have for now. Weighing about 6.32kgs or about 13.9lbs.
Campy Record 10s gruppo
Zero G 05 brakes
Gen 2 LW Obermayer with Veloflex Carbon
Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Flow saddle
FSA Carbon Pro Crank
Trigon Intergrated Carbon Handlebars
Tuned saddle post
Tune Skyline skewers
Tune cage
DA pedals - soon to Speedplay

Image

Hopefully ill get my new frame sometime next month. Will post the new frame project soon, and just done a century ride event with this bike last weekend and it felt good. Thanks to all the sellers that sold the bits n pieces to make this happens. Cheers!

Got my new setup recently. MeiVici.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

13.2lbs = 6.00kgs
- Serotta MeiVici frame + F3 fork
- Zipp SL Speed Stem
- 3T Rotundo Pro (Soon to tuned Zipp SL Bar)
- Thomson Masterpiece saddle post
- Lightweight Standard 3 with Continental Competition
- Tune Skyline skewers
- Selle Italia Carbonio Flow saddle
- Zero G 05 brakes
- Campy SR 11 Shifters, FD, RD
- Campy SR 11 Ti Crankset
- Time iClic Titan Carbon Carboflex Pedals

Surprised with the weight as i was expecting heavier numbers. Still room for improvement, and ill take better pictures when i have the time. Stay tune

_________________
"A MeiVici by Serotta"


Last edited by playride on Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:39 pm, edited 9 times in total.

Top
   
 Post subject: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:47 pm
Posts: 3553
Location: Pittsburgh
Jeeez. Awful story. Sorry to here that. It amazes me how awful and dishonest some people are.

_________________
RUEGAMER 5.21kg, 11.48lbs

CRUMPTON 4.40kg, 9.70lbs


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:31 pm
Posts: 379
Sorry to hear that. Gutted for you if this really is the case. :(


Top
   
 Post subject: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:41 am
Posts: 1565
That's F..KED!

_________________
"It never gets easier, you just go faster..." - Greg Lemond

"I enjoy climbing...I enjoy seeing people disappear behind me." - Robert Millar


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:17 pm
Posts: 170
Location: Perth, W.A
For every 100 good eggs there are always one or two rotten ones. Sorry to hear about your story, karma will catch up with this thief!


Top
   
 Post subject: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am
Posts: 2689
Location: Mississippi
Terrible.......It never ceases to amaze me the greed of some ppl. Sorry to hear this story. I look forward to seeing your build.

_________________
Mosaic RS-1
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=138478

Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=134376


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:40 pm
Posts: 3621
Location: Lenart, Slovenia EUROPE
sjc166 wrote:
For every 100 good eggs there are always one or two rotten ones. Sorry to hear about your story, karma will catch up with this thief!

My thoughts exactly!!

_________________
TREK Madone 5.9 SL

COLNAGO C50 nl12


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:38 pm
Posts: 370
Wow, hard to believe that someone named LanceArmstrong could be less than honest.

Sucks to here about you getting ripped off. I have generally found the buy and sell here to be good, though generally I do spend a bit of time going through the sellers posts and profile.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:40 pm
Posts: 3621
Location: Lenart, Slovenia EUROPE
Maybe forum moderators should also determine some rules for selling to prevent such things.

_________________
TREK Madone 5.9 SL

COLNAGO C50 nl12


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:14 pm
Posts: 57
drchull wrote:
Wow, hard to believe that someone named LanceArmstrong could be less than honest.

Sucks to here about you getting ripped off. I have generally found the buy and sell here to be good, though generally I do spend a bit of time going through the sellers posts and profile.


Well, to be honest, i did browse through his post since the beginning and it seems he s and avid cyclist like all of us, so thats why i decided to go ahead with the transaction, but it seems the frameset was not meant to be mine.

majklnajt wrote:
Maybe forum moderators should also determine some rules for selling to prevent such things.


Well, I guess admin has set some ground rules on posting a classified, but there will always be people, who will go around that to get quick dishonest money.. not much admin can do i think..

_________________
"A MeiVici by Serotta"


Last edited by playride on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:08 pm
Posts: 1365
Sorry to hear that , I think most people on this sight are cool. Good luck with your build.
Armstrong you ars%ho%e , do the right thing . You must be one sad tw%t . Pay up and get your life in order. This will come back to you big time.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:32 pm
Posts: 793
Location: belgium
Only do business with Jan Ullrich :P
Seriously, always (besides paying safely through paypall) get to know more details about buyers/sellers, like real name, adress, phone number etc. I always google sellers/buyers, and I make sure I get a good image of who that person really is before going on with the transaction.

_________________
Bianchi EV3, Master Olympic, Pinarello Asolo


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:14 pm
Posts: 57
de zwarten wrote:
Only do business with Jan Ullrich :P
Seriously, always (besides paying safely through paypall) get to know more details about buyers/sellers, like real name, adress, phone number etc. I always google sellers/buyers, and I make sure I get a good image of who that person really is before going on with the transaction.


Well, been doing online transaction for years, but i guess i can start asking for real name, address and phone number, just in case. Thanks! Never done that.. i trust people too easily.
How do you google people image (beside the famous one) anyway? millions or billions of them, you wont know which one..? :)

_________________
"A MeiVici by Serotta"


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:48 pm
Posts: 147
Location: California
Im sorry to hear that... Lancearmstrong show some balls(or you dont have any) and man up to pay back or send the pinarello asap !


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Unlucky me.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:25 am
Posts: 130
Location: Long Beach, CA
Oh man that is awful!! What frames would you be interested in and what dimensions would fit? I am always buying and selling new frames and bikes and would love to pass on a great deal if one comes my way!! Another forum I am on, Slowtwitch, has a topics discussing good and bad sellers for users to read before buying maybe an Admin can sticky those to the For Sale section and they can be looked at before a purchase.

_________________
Felt DA(RIP), Look 595, Merlin CR Works, Calfee Tetra Pro, Moots Vamoots


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 66 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 Next

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Serotta TI-Max - "frost"

in Comments

nmx

0

94

Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:49 am

nmx View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 1994 Klein Quantum Pro and 2004 Serotta Ottrott

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

jörgl

27

2587

Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:27 pm

AZR3 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Have not posted in a while. My latest WW MTB Fat Bike...

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

carbonLORD

9

1006

Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:14 pm

droid View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. USE Alien Carbon - latest version

in Road

Devon

8

718

Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:26 am

outnumbered View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Campy's latest red pads on Lightweights

in Everything wheels

tadrums

0

164

Wed May 04, 2016 10:29 pm

tadrums View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], raven14 and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited