Mountain Biking - Easter weekend
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03-31-09, 10:53 PM
All the parts have been ordered.
03-31-09, 11:07 PM
pics or it didn't happen
03-31-09, 11:39 PM
It hasn't yet
Heh...must'a been a warning.
What parts? Do tell... :)
04-01-09, 11:30 AM
You will see in time... ps: If you search for other posts by me you can find out some of them
04-01-09, 11:25 PM
Alright so two issues have arisen and one is taken care of.
I ordered a cranks set from another websites classifieds, the ad said like new so I figured I would save a few bucks and go slightly used.
They showed up today, and like the ad said the arms and ring are perfect but the Howitzer team BB is pretty much ****ed. The threads are thrashed.
I got a good deal on the basically new arms so I don't feel too cheated and I just snagged a Howitzer Team BB for 13 bucks from Santa Cruz. The cheapest I can find them elsewhere is 27 for the same 08 model. And 45 for the 09. I
am still happy.
Issue 2. I ordered tires and some how jacked up the shipping address and for some reason they have it set up so they can not change an order once it has been placed online even though they don't have record of it yet they can't stop the ball rolling. The person I talked to on the phone was as helpful as she could be and said she would do everything she could to have it shipped to my billing address instead of here at school other wise the tires would get to Lawrence and the PO would be like WTF and send them back and I would have to start all over again. I guess we will see what happens with that but I can't be mad at anybody because its my own fault for not double checking
PS: I know there are no details about what or where its coming from but I will explain that later.
04-02-09, 10:57 AM
Now you are just being difficult. I will say that the are eclectic and some what of an experiment.
Now you are just being difficult. I will say that the are eclectic and some what of an experiment.Studded Hookworms?
04-02-09, 12:03 PM
Maybe eclectic was a bad word, I just haven't seen much about them and it doesn't seem like anybody wanted to take a chance on them so I figured I would because they were stupidly cheap.
Do I get a prize for guessing it right? Do I, do I?
04-02-09, 06:26 PM
Nope because you're wrong;)
give us a clue, give us a clue...
(Sorry, in a funny mood, having a sugar rush)
04-02-09, 08:13 PM
purple and green
04-03-09, 04:30 PM
Well it seems that I may have been a little too excited when I started this thread. The tires shipped USPS today and it was told 7-12 business days... Also I haven't heard any word form Santa Cruz about my BB. Kinda sucks but what is one to do?
04-03-09, 04:51 PM
I hope everyone is busy being religious so I can go be a heathen in the woods, and maybe say the lord's name in vain a few times to spread ma heath
04-03-09, 06:43 PM
On Easter weekend?
04-14-09, 11:09 PM
****. So if its not one thing its another. My BB showed up in my home town today. Awesome I am not even annoyed with SC anymore because they held up there end and 13 bucks for the howitzer team is a screamin deal. Plus I have somebody else to be pissed at now.
On the 31st I won an auction for a pair of new Jack****s on e-bay for 16 bucks. The description of the auction was for the JS primos with replaceable pins. This turned out to be wrong. Alright still a good deal at 16 buck for the standard JSs. I didn't hear anything from the seller (alpinedesigns) so I shot him an email asking when he would ship. I got the reply ASAP. On the 9th I got the generic ebay email "Your item has shipped". Cool.
Today (the 14th) I got an email from paypal telling me that shipping labels had just been printed for this order. So 15 days after the auction ended he printed the shipping labels and this is after telling me that they had already shipped.
This maybe the first negative feedback I leave for anybody in 4 years on ebay.
Is this alpinedesigns as in Idaho?
04-15-09, 11:28 AM
Wow, that's too bad. Alpine Designs is a small custom frame-builder based just up the road from me (in a manner of speaking) in Sandpoint, Idaho. Looks like they are also an authorized Kona dealer (something I was not aware of). They've been around a long time and are, as far as I've known, a respected part of the MTB community in NE WA/N ID.
I would say if you have a grumble, contact Toby directly at the shop and express your concern
04-15-09, 11:53 AM
Toby is who I have been emailing back and forth with. I did not realize they were a framebuilding operation. That makes me a little less annoyed seeing that selling parts is not the #1 priority and I can understand that. The only thing that really gets me is that I was told they were shipped 5 days before they actually were.
Sounds like Toby needs to stay on top of his internet sales a bit better. Or ride herd on his hired help more if he has some high-school-kid assistant doing most of it for him.
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