Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

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Dekker
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Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Dekker » Sun Nov 04, 2012 15:39 pm

Pinarello or Chinarello

Is this fake or real?

Apologies for the poor quality photography.....iphone's! they'll never take off!

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Captainlip » Sun Nov 04, 2012 15:48 pm

Fake, Look at BB
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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Rolf F » Sun Nov 04, 2012 16:03 pm

Yep - fake. They never get the Pinarello lettering quite right! Odd really as it should be very easy......
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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby turnerjohn » Sun Nov 04, 2012 16:53 pm

mind you would anyone notice when your riding along ?....be a tougher call !

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Monty Dog » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:28 pm

Anyone who rides with the saddle too high and the nose down is a fraud ;-)
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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:35 pm

Bars don't match I'd be suspicious of that... probably got sent the wrong colour from china.

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Squibnocket » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:36 pm

And unless Team Sky are going to ride with dork discs on the rear I don't think anybody else will :lol:

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Mr Dobbo » Sun Nov 04, 2012 19:46 pm

Background to the question? Have you been stung, if so who by?

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Captainlip » Mon Nov 05, 2012 09:47 am

was just about to ask the same....

why do you ask?
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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Giraffoto » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:25 am

Squibnocket wrote:And unless Team Sky are going to ride with dork discs on the rear I don't think anybody else will :lol:

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The "spoke guard" does look a bit out of place. And is that front Q/R lever on the wrong side?
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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Paul 8v » Mon Nov 05, 2012 19:00 pm

Aaargh! That dork disk offends my poor eyes! :-) So if this is a fake have you been duped or someone else? I've seen quite a few dubiously prices Pinarellos/Colnagos from sites in the far east. If it seems to good to be true... What are your rights on these if they're wrongly advertised, it's China so I'm assuming none but if you bought it with Paypal?

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby Dekker » Mon Nov 05, 2012 22:28 pm

Nope not been duped or conned etc.
Just thought I'd raise the question as chinarellos seem to be becoming more common place.
This particular model actually has a very good carbon frame and if it were decal-less I may have been tempted.

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Nov 05, 2012 23:04 pm

Dekker wrote:Nope not been duped or conned etc.
Just thought I'd raise the question as chinarellos seem to be becoming more common place.
This particular model actually has a very good carbon frame and if it were decal-less I may have been tempted.


I don't think anyone can really pull off a Pinarello shaped frame... its obviously still a Pinarello knock-off and therefore even without the decals you're still appearing to endorse the people that make them... and you still look like you're riding a fake Pinarello. (at least with the decals on it looks real from a distance :mrgreen: )

If you go for another style Chinese frame you get something unique with none of the negative associations.

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby proto » Mon Nov 05, 2012 23:18 pm

Chinarello Dogpoo

If I bought one mine would be like this, except I'd have the stem the right way round, gears, and better chainset. And pedals :D

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Re: Is this fake or real - Pinarello or Chinarello

Postby GBR1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 06:02 am

I have spent a lot of time in China (to much) and a lot of the clothing fakes you buy in the local Chinese markets actually come out of the same factory as the originals. You hear plenty of stories of why/how these appear, I have brought a few items and you can not tell any difference to the real "original" item..

Bikes may be a different matter though..


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