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Is this a fake Strida?

Postby webreg12345 on Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:46 am

Hello,

I would like to buy a used Strida bicycle. Could you help me to decide whether it is original or fake Strida. Here is the advertisement:

http://www.jofogas.hu/pest/Osszecsukhato_szijhajtasos_Strida_citybike_1_2_aron_n__42193276.htm?first=1

There is also a same black one:

http://www.jofogas.hu/pest/Osszecsukhato_szijhajtasos_Strida_citybike_fel_aron_ha_42246579.htm?first=1

I have just written an email to the adverser to send me closer photos.

Thanks,
Thomas
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Re: Is this a fake Strida?

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:21 am

Hello Thomas,

generally are all pictures too bad to be sure for 100%...

but...hubs, cranks, rotors and kickstand are looking suspicious...

And there's a lot more:

At the golden steering tube one can recognize an area of different color,
suprisingly just close to the locking mechanism :roll:
The L-shape of the locking mechanism's frame ears is different from original,
(the outer shape seems rectangular which the original is not)
- just a guess, but maybe there were new ears welded onto the frame tube?

Look at the black seat tube - it is bent! :shock:

I'd ask the seller if he knows that Ming cycle might sue the abuse of the name Strida...
:?

Please be very careful if you want to buy a used Strida - even it's definitely a genuine one!

Good luck,

Chris
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Re: Is this a fake Strida?

Postby webreg12345 on Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:05 am

Thank you for your reply!

I have just received closer photos:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7k21ae136ibsqwy/AABY61emsHFxW8Yv-sUQOiv8a?dl=0
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Re: Is this a fake Strida?

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:03 pm

Thanks to you :D

Did you notice there's no picture of the colored area?

No doubt for me - these are fakes!
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