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Just a reminder – don’t buy black market parts

Subscriber Post by mh on August 7th, 2019 at 8:33 am

Saddle and seat tube taken from my bike while shopping – and no, no quick releases were involved. I hope whoever gets “such a deal” on it has a 27mm seat tube and has to deform it to securely hold my 26.8mm post. WTB “Speed She” on the loose – not even a particularly desirable seat.

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Don’t buy anything from a guy on a street corner who is out of breath.

Marty
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There’s effectively no black market for standard / OEM parts, they’re worth too little. Stuff like that gets passed around the “community” until it’s ruined and discarded. Call it the Portland Empathy Tax.

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Once a year or so, in view of the massive work done by local bike shops in support of cycling events and community, buy something locally at a price you think is too high. Just keep in practice–Scamazon.scum doesn’t do shit to support any cycling activities or communities that I’ve found yet.

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ABUS makes locking skewers and seat post bolts. They only disengage when the bolt head is absolutely flat. As far as I can see, they are not susceptible to exploit.
https://www.abus.com/eng/Mobile-Security/Bike-Safety-and-Security/Locks/NutFix