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Anyone have their Deda Newton stem come up short?(3 posts)

Anyone have their Deda Newton stem come up short?OffTheBack
Sep 16, 2002 11:36 AM
I wasn't sure if I wanted a 120 or a 130, so I thought I'd buy both (used, from RBR classifieds), try them, and sell the one I didn't keep. But, the '130' actually measures 120, and the '120' (even came with the box, clearly marked '120mm') actually measures 110. Two totally different sellers...

Coincidence or conspiracy?
re: Anyone have their Deda Newton stem come up short?DINOSAUR
Sep 17, 2002 7:55 AM
Two different sellers sounds like a strange coincidence. For what it's worth, I purhcased a Dura Ace 12-25 cassette and after it was installed I found out it was a 12-27, package had it marked as a 12-25. I imagine a lot of stuff sold used over the internet is sized wrong, especially frames....
How about this....grzy
Sep 17, 2002 8:24 AM
The stuff gets bought, sold and exchanged about a zillion times from some garage located in Iowa with a business model with razor thin profit margins. They can't afford to hire decent help, just a couple local high school stoners who ride BMX and listen to Heavy Metal. What you pay for is what you get - think of the money you saved! My buddy ordered some stuff over the internet and by accident they sent him an extra set of top of the line Shimano MTB pedals as a "gift". It would be wrong to blame it all on the manufacturer.