NEW HED Bastogne
C2 rim technology
You're bidding on a new HED Bastogne 700c C2 clincher front wheel. This wheel is laced 3x with Titanium spokes for cyclocross. This wheel would be a great front to test out the new tubeless technology coming out for cyclocross or road racing.
- C2 23mm rim width
- Alloy braking surface
- Clincher rim design
- Titanium bladed spokes
- Alloy nipples
- 28h rim
- HED designed sonic hub
Skewer not included.
Shipping is $15 anywhere in the lower 48.
$26 to Canada plus import taxes and duties.
Feel free to ask me about this wheel. Thanks!
So, this guy buys the wheel right away. Great. One less wheel in my apartment. A few days later I get an email saying this:
hale111359: Received the wheel today. This is not a HED Bastogne wheel as shown on the HED site. It is way heavy, 810 grams instead of 651, wrong hub, and hub binds when installed. The only thing Bastogne about it is the sticker, which is not correct per the web site. Please process a refund including return shipping.
What are you talking about? It was a wheel directly from HED. Its
never even been ridden.
hale111359: You advertised the wheel as a HED Bastogne Front 700c clincher C2. Go to the HED website and pull up that wheel. Other than the rim, please tell me what about the wheel matches. And yes, the hub binds and does not spin freely when mounted.
To be fair as a follow up, I was able to free up the hub and it spins freely.
To be accurate, please refer to the images that were posted with
this auction. The wheel you now have are the images that were
posted. Standard build Bastonges are radial front - this was a
custom build 3x with Ti spokes. It is exactly what was posted in
the auction. You are correct that this wheel is not a standard
build, but it is a HED Bastogne Clincher front 700c C2 wheel. It
is the buyer's responsibility to read the auction posting and view
the images posted. It is a HED Bastogne built by HED for me
hale111359: Why did you not state that it was a special custom build ? Are you saying it is the buyer's responsiblity [sic] to determine if the seller is engaging in misleading advertising ? Please show me where HED describes this wheel as you have it built ? They don't that is the point. As you title the item, one should be able to assume it is what the manufacturer advertises without doing comparitive investigation to find out the deception.
Sir, please go back and read the item description. The item you
bought is exactly what was described. HED does make wheels to
spec for sponsored riders and special dealers. This was outlined
in the description of the item. Your argument is based solely
upon the title of the auction, which cannot describe in full the
details of the product.
FYI: All wheel manufacturers will oblige special builds for riders
if you call them directly.
hale111359: I am sorry you see it that way. The average person does not know this. No where did you say this was a build different than offered to the general public buyer. It is unfortunate I will have to take this to a paypal dispute. You will not win it because your add was misleading by ommision. Neither of us will have the funds for a period and you will not have a wheel to resell. I wish you would reconsider the refund, it would make it easier for us both.
HED Bastogne Tubular 700c C2 for Cyclocross
"Whats the difference about the listing for the rear wheel?"
Fine. Just send me back the wheel.
What did he do? Kept the wheel and left negative feedback.