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    Scary looking bike on ebay...

    title says it all... I'm speachless.


    http://cgi.ebay.com/CUSTOMIZED-SANTA...QQcmdZViewItem

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    30 inch forks....

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    that is sooo gay to ruin a nice bike like that. Even though the bike isn't my style, it is still nice, and doesn't deserve the dual crowns and such. that will break the headtube right off.Damn, the people who did this are dumb as hell.
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    nice.. a single speed... shadow conspiracy chain, stuck-down float R, 30in forks! OMG!

    some people these days. "black, easy on the eyes!"
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    it's probably stolen....there is another thread on pinkbike about this bike and the others the guy sells. all hacked together pieces of crap. i'm pretty sure they are stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    it's probably stolen....there is another thread on pinkbike about this bike and the others the guy sells. all hacked together pieces of crap. i'm pretty sure they are stolen.
    yeah I just heard they change the forks out so people are less likely to recognize them. So thats probably why it has a dual crwon on it.

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    Man, I said this morning how I would buy off e-bay first... I notice no bids yet. Hopefully this won't get bought... (I always wondered how a older 888 would work on a Heckler. )
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    Look at the crown placement on that thing, just a beautiful work of art
    Passion is what we all need, the rest is secondary.
    Yeah I ride fixed on occasion, get over it.

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    yes those 8 gracefull spacers under the top crown....lol. he sold a "kona stinky" that he spray painted red. and it was actually a banshee scream.

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    Hence his name Metropawn.
    Maybe its a pawn shop?
    Iono just an observation.
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    totally stolen...man that sucks.

    we need some bike recovery website tool, because these are red flags and they show up all the time.

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    Thats some nice chain slack they got goin'.
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    160mm rotor is a little small for your only brake on a "customised santa cruz downhill bike"

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    he has only sold a few bikes...mostly DVDs. He does have good feedeback but anyone stupid enough to buy that bike would give him good feedback.

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    single speed dual suspension?
    oh wait the shock isnt even really a shock anymore...
    and 888 on a heckler?
    nice...
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    but anyone stupid enough to buy that bike would give him good feedback.
    very true
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    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    Not a good idea to clamp your vise on the frame...

    I have that vise, that thing is old school!

    This type of thing needs to be reported.

    On the plus side, 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

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    Definitely stolen.

    Pretty easy to spot:

    1. eBay store front for a pawn shop
    2. The very FIRST place a junkie thief goes after stealing a bike is the local pawn shop because the people there don't know any better nor care. They'll give him a few bucks so he can score another hit of crack/meth/whatever.
    3. Pawn shop can't sell a complete stolen bike [obviously]. So they mix/match parts from other stolen bikes that have been brought in.

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    heckler + dual crown = whole lot of trouble
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Scum bag pawn shop owner. If the owner of the bike found it at the pawn shop what kind of legal action/authority do they have?
    Is the pawn shop breaking the law by posesing stolen property?

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    of course they are. possessing stolen property, regardless of whether you knew or not, is still illegal.

    I don't think its enough to get a conviction unless the buyer/seller knew or had reason to believe the goods were stolen however.

    Da' Law

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    Quote Originally Posted by creyc
    of course they are. possessing stolen property, regardless of whether you knew or not, is still illegal.

    and regardless of what they claim, the pawn shop does know if it's been reported stolen... as in they get a list of stolen bikes (or pretty much anything else that has a S/N) from the police that they are required to check against.
    It sucks that there's no good way for ebay to do something similar. There are way too many probably stolen bikes pieced together from parts that make no sense.

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    let's roll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rb
    Definitely stolen.

    Pretty easy to spot:

    1. eBay store front for a pawn shop


    Meet the seller
    Seller: metropawn3( 2558Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999)
    Feedback: 99.6% Positive
    Member: since May-03-04 in United States

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    Is it just me or did anybody else notice the possible crack on the 888 lowers at the pinch bolt. Looks like winner ha ha.

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    and the rear shock is stuck down. Good deal. Go for it.

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    Ebay definitely should have a serial number cross-check, but that would mean that every city/county in the US would need to participate for it to work, which also means that the same police that kick me off of private property would need to input that info into a database of their own, which in the end means that it will never happen...My sis is a cop so i'm not crappin on them, thats just the government we know and love

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    I don't think the shock is stuck down. They probably deliberately lowered the pressure in order to restrict the travel. Reason being, they made it single speed on a high single pivot with no tensioner = instant chain snappage as soon as you sit on it. Where it currently set the chainstay length is past the point of extending and if probably getting shorter. Guy probably thinks he's real smart for figuring it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyD
    I don't think the shock is stuck down. They probably deliberately lowered the pressure in order to restrict the travel. Reason being, they made it single speed on a high single pivot with no tensioner = instant chain snappage as soon as you sit on it. Where it currently set the chainstay length is past the point of extending and if probably getting shorter. Guy probably thinks he's real smart for figuring it out.
    Lowering the pressure wont restrict the travel. Maybe they put on a shock with a shorter than spec'd i2i? What ever the case it is a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by be350ka
    Lowering the pressure wont restrict the travel. Maybe they put on a shock with a shorter than spec'd i2i? What ever the case it is a mess.
    Well it's been a while since I had a Fox air shock. But if I remember correctly, if you let all the air out, it would retract about 1/2 of the stroke but still not bottom due to the atmospheric air still in the shock. End up pretty much where that shock is set. But maybe it was just mine that did that.

    At any rate, as set up single speed it would be unrideable without breaking the chain unless the bike was deep in its travel. Which it is in the pic.

    Not trying to imply that its rideable as is, but at least it may not self destruct when you sit on it.

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    lol. Anyone want to loan the poor bloke a t25 torx key? maybe then he can transfer the rotor to some other hacked together bike that has a front lever/ caliper but no rotor...

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    Hey Hey Hey Dont be so critical. I personaly think ha this guy is a hard core free rider. (Maybe Jash Bender in disguise!!??!?!!?)
    He need all the travel in the front and the little in the back so he doesnt get bucked off his bike. And he is single speed because he is tired of broken duerailers DUUUUUUUH...
    Hucks to Fackie

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    16hrs left and STILL no bids I bet they'll be a last minute bidding war for this hot rod

    And the shock is blown, because my GFs old Float looks exactly the same.

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    There is a solution, I've seen it done on other items. 2 people create eBay ids like "This_Is_a_Stolen_Bike" Then they have a bidding war. Bring it up so high that no one will place a real bid. It would also give the seller a major headache.

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    ebay makes frowny faces when you do that...but it looks like we wont need to resort to that in order to save some poor bloke from buying this deathtrap.

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    someone bought it, $599. probably just wanted the parts.

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    HAHA someone bought it!

    Jhomil007, you just bought 600 bucks worth of garbage

    dangit gil_caz, you beat me

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    "Computer Disclaimer:

    If the above item is a pre-owned computer, we can not guarantee the software and or battery."

    lol

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    Anyone else notice the rear rotor is too small?

    My big red flag is when they sell tons of carpentry stuff or basically stuff you can yank from someone's garage.



    At first I felt sorry for the buyer, but now that I think of it, he paid the stupid tax.

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