Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Photos that Hurt My Eyes
My understanding of these photos (click to enlarge):
1) these are fake Pinarello's being made somewhere in Asia (and yes, real Pinarello frames are made somewhere in Asia as well).
2) these are probably real Masi bikes being made somewhere in Asia. That is unless someone has decided to make fake Masi frames. Of course, today's Masi has nothing to do with the old Masi as the Masi name was sold long ago...back in 1972, you can read more here about that.
Of the Italian brands Pinarello seems to have the biggest problem with counterfeit framesets being made. However, now there are fakes of Bianchi and Colnago coming into the stream.
It doesn't stop with framesets. Fakes of carbon parts of all kinds are also being manufactured.
Buy only from authorized dealers to ensure you are not buying a fake.
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