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MondoRides said:
This joker was trying to sell this same bike but as a frame-only earlier this year. Looks like he swapped out the linkage as well. More details here:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=398640
Aha! My BS meter was right. Wankers like this piss me off. I mean what is the point of defrauding some one like that? This is the reason why I post here and search all over the net for info. eBay is good for a frikkin laugh sometimes, but this crap makes me ANGRY!!
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I asked a few pointed questions. I'll post the correspondence. I also reported it. Maybe this person got shafted. I don't know, but either way this one will hopefully not be sold to any unsuspecting riders.
 

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Energetik said:
Aha! My BS meter was right. Wankers like this piss me off. I mean what is the point of defrauding some one like that? This is the reason why I post here and search all over the net for info. eBay is good for a frikkin laugh sometimes, but this crap makes me ANGRY!! :madmax:
worse yet, someone will get killed on this piece of sh!t.
 

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I did. sent this:

Dear mihmasa,

I'm a bit confused about this listing. The bike is not an Intense model that I am familiar with. Cannondale does not make rocker links like that. It looks like an Intense rear swing arm with a Giant or similar front triangle. You mention new items, but the drive train components are at 10 years old or so.

There has been discussion about this frame here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=398640

Just curious as it doesn't seem right to me.
Got this:

Dear deep_e21,

Hi, Thanks for the info. I have to refer it to my mechanic. Victoria
I said I was interested to hear what her mechanic said.

I also reported it to eBay.

Let's try to be professional here and not act stupid. I mean there is slight possibility that this person got scammed herself. Either way it isn't for us to be morons to her. Karma's a ***** after all. :thumbsup:
 

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rufusdesign said:
I just wanted to make sure that someone didn't get hit with either an attempted scam or have someone get injured riding a bike that they thought had new components.
I sent a professional message as well.
Perfectly understandable. I just didn't want to start a giant sh!tstorm. I am 90% sure this is a total scam so in that regard I do hope eBay smacks it down hard before some misinformed sod gets there hands on a dangerous frame. :madman:
 

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They actually never claim that the whole bike is an Intense. They state that it is an Intense "Racing Trailing Arm", Cannondale "Rocker Link" and "New Schwinn front frame decaled with Intense frame stickers".
 

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True, but at least one of those is wrong as Cannondale doesn't use rocker arms at all. They're all single pivot, or single pivot derivatives. So that makes me wonder about the rest.
 

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Energetik said:
Perfectly understandable. I just didn't want to start a giant sh!tstorm. I am 90% sure this is a total scam so in that regard I do hope eBay smacks it down hard before some misinformed sod gets there hands on a dangerous frame. :madman:
i don't think this a case of someone accidentally coming across a nightmare bike.

check the seller's history, they sell all sorts of bike related trash.

this frame is bogus.

anyone selling bike parts on ebay and putting this POS on auction TWICE is running a scam.
 

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Its a Schwinn.?

buildyourown said:
Funny,
The seatstays and maybe the chainstays are genuine Intense.
Not sure how he got them to fit, but the front is a Taiwanese catalog frame.
The description calls it a "New Schwinn front frame decaled with Intense frame stickers". So someone took the Schwinn stickers off and put Intense ones one. Strange.
 

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bog-one said:
The description calls it a "New Schwinn front frame decaled with Intense frame stickers". So someone took the Schwinn stickers off and put Intense ones one. Strange.
Weird, that's exactly the opposite of what was done all the time on the DH race circuits during the 90's ;)
 
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