velospace is about bikes and the people who ride them marketplace photos random forums














    • CommentAuthorAKang47
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011 edited
     
    I found some guy on Craigslist who said he could get me a Leader 735TR for pretty cheap.

    He sent me this pic:

    Does it look legit? I'm bad at judging frames but it seems like the real thing. Any thoughts?
    ---------------------------------
    Also, why can't I find any Leader 735tr's for sale online?

    And do you think the 735TR is better than the regular 735?


    Thanks
    • CommentAuthorscmalex
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     


    i dont see why it wouldnt be the real thing. even if it wasn't a 735, it cant be much worse.

    there is no real difference between 735 and 735tr. the "tr" (track) is to distinguish between their 735"tt" (time trial). they dropped the name when they discontinued the time trial bike, hence the newer models are just called the 735.
  1.  
    If hes claiming its a newer model its definitely not legit. It could be an older model but if it is it's not worth it almost all leader frames had quality control issues until mid 2010.
    • CommentAuthorAKang47
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    I've heard about that.
    How can you tell it's not a newer model?
  2.  
    The newer ones have a better seat clamp, double sided track ends, smoother welds (covered with putty), and a thicker bottom bracket shell and i think some other improvements that i don't remember.

  3.  
    Fake. Seat tube gives it away.
    • CommentAuthorAKang47
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    He sent me this picture too:
    • CommentAuthorscmalex
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011 edited
     
    Posted By: MorephenomenalFake. Seat tube gives it away.




    Posted By: AKang47He sent me this picture too


    that picture is a different model than the first one
  4.  
    Could be a scammer both of the pics he sent are of different bikes
    • CommentAuthorAKang47
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    Ya, I thought it looked kinda different.
    Is it legit though?
  5.  
    Posted By: AKang47Ya, I thought it looked kinda different.
    Is it legit though?


    ummm he's advertising one model of a bike but then sends you pics of two different bikes so no its not legit unless he has both frames in his possession.
    • CommentAuthorscmalex
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011 edited
     
    Posted By: AKang47Ya, I thought it looked kinda different.
    Is it legit though?


    both of them seem like legit 735's, they are just different models. he is definitely not showing you pictures of HIS bike. ask for a picture that HE TOOK. how much is he asking? you shouldnt pay over $100
    • CommentAuthorAKang47
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    I'm guessing he does but I think it's a little suspicious.
    Is the second one actually a Leader 735tr then?
    • CommentAuthorscmalex
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    Posted By: AKang47I'm guessing he does but I think it's a little suspicious.
    Is the second one actually a Leader 735tr then?


    yes
    • CommentAuthoradrian13346
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011 edited
     
    Yea but it looks like a stock photo. How many people take pictures of bikes in front of a white backgrounds with perfect lighting for craigslist?
    • CommentAuthorAKang47
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    Ya I'm gonna ask him for spoon pics.
    • CommentAuthorAKang47
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     

    Looks about right, except it looks like a stock picture.
  6.  
    If he can't send you a picture of something that he owns doesn't that say something?
    • CommentAuthorAKang47
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    I think he has a supplier or something. Judging by the picture, would say it's a Leader 735?
    • CommentAuthoruhler
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    all 3 pictures he sent you are different.
 
\



velospace | about, FAQ & policies | contact | blog | status | site map
© 2005-2011 velospace. All Rights Reserved.