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übé®_grübé®

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Jun 2019

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Fuglsang? I'd be surprised if he gets a stage and the 'Best Eyebrows' jersey...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Pic the graun are using is top lels

  • in Frame Builders
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    If you look at Bob Jackson or other builder's websites though they have a simple price list of tubes, finishes, options and addons, as well as indicative times. I think this is a bare minimum for managing expectations...

    To be sitting two years down the line with a largely unbuilt frame and not even knowing what you're getting charged is strange to me and speaks of someone who is unable to do the bare minimum of either aspect of running a business in terms of customer service and delivery of a product.

    If it were me I'd gladly take the refund and get Enigma on the phone.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Yeah fair do's, but the essence of your post is the sweeping generalisation that "most builders are weirdos" and it's somehow the customers job to make sure they actually deliver what's promised?

    If you can't earn a living from what you do, do something else. Don't over-promise to get business then do something half cocked and expect charity. And I say this as someone who's put their money where there mouth is and worked freelance in creative fields, so it's got nothing to do with cheering capitalist market conditions-its more to do with not being a cunt and ripping people off to fund your hobby.

  • in Frame Builders
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    My impression is that there's a lot of really conscientious, professional builders out there from Enigma to Rusby.

    Most of what you said sounds like people operating a frame building business aren't subject to the same standards of any other kind of custom service. I think that's wrong and misguided-if anything market conditions should be making them perform better, or at least deal with letting deadlines slip or difficult customers professionally.

    Nobody owes anyone else a living.

  • in Frame Builders
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    "Typical build time is 35-45 days..."

    L.o.l

  • in Frame Builders
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    Exhume some of their dead relatives. Hold sacred remains to ransom. Get refund. Publicly shame here so others are spared same experience. Buy off the peg Ti bike from Fatbirds. Get Colourburn to do graphics. Have amazing bike for half the cost of custom. Cycle. Enjoy.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Sound like a total pisstake on their part. Telling you it's almost finished then a year and a half later you don't have it?

    Burn the witch. That's what I'd do. Total apoplexy.

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