• Report: #992657

Complaint Review: The Bike Guy

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  • Submitted: Mon, January 07, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, January 07, 2013

  • Reported By: Angelino — Los Angeles California United States of America
The Bike Guy
970 East Broadway Long Beach, California United States of America

The Bike Guy Bike guy on Broadway The Bike Guy www.facebook.com/BikeGuyonBroadway RIP OFF. JUNK BIKES W/ CHINESE PARTS. Long Beach, California

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DON'T GET RIPPED OFF by The Bike Guy in Long Beach. Most of their bikes cost less when they were new. For instance, all of these Free Spirit, Huffy, Murray, RoadMaster, Open Road, Schwinn JC Penny Montgomery Wards, Sears, bikes were about $100 or less New and are made with the cheapest, crappiest, heaviest material and components. You can get Newer Aluminum road bikes for about the same price of their old, used bikes but the Aluminum bikes aren't that great so don't get a bike you don't want one. Why spend the same for an old heavy steel bike that was someone else's junk? This guy is also running a scam that he is doing it all for charity but its not true if you contact this charity they will tell you they have never heard of them.  If someone tries so hard to sell you a bike that they say they are doing for a charity something is up. They are clearly not a non profit so, what exactly are they trying to prove her. [continued below]....
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Most of their bikes are all rusted, have cracking tires, crappy cables, etc. They buy and resell but cut corners and overprice their crap bikes.  When they do replace parts with new parts, they use cheap/unreliable Chinese parts to cut costs. I guarantee you're going to have to spend more money in the near future to replace them and the whole cost of the bike will go up even more. I wouldn't trust any seller with this kind of practice.

If you'd like to know a bikes value or have any questions about its components, you can ask in any bike forum. They will tell you its true value. They've taken over craigslist with their overposting.  Buying from them defeats the purpose of buying a used bike as you're usually looking for a good deal when you look in the classifieds. Save yourself time, money, and a headache, buy from a private owner.

Beware of Anything from The Bike Guy, Long Beach, Downtown Long Beach, Near Long Peach, Blue Line, San Pedro Etc. Don't support this type of business and don't get stuck with a junk bike.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/07/2013 09:38 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/The-Bike-Guy/Long-Beach-California-/The-Bike-Guy-Bike-guy-on-Broadway-The-Bike-Guy-wwwfacebookcomBikeGuyonBroadway-RIP-OFF-992657. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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