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    Kelly Bikes...

    Just called Kelly Bikes to order up a pair ot Take-Offs...I actually spoke to Chris Kelly himself. Pretty cool
    Aren't small companies great!?
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    someone actually answered the phone?

    last year i called every day for a week trying to order a frame and nobody ever picked up the phone.

    and it's not as though i was calling in the evening or whenever, i tried at various times throughout the day during normal business hours.
    i ride bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fore
    someone actually answered the phone?

    last year i called every day for a week trying to order a frame and nobody ever picked up the phone.

    and it's not as though i was calling in the evening or whenever, i tried at various times throughout the day during normal business hours.

    This is not good I was goin to try and order a frame next week. Have other people had this same problem?

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    there are a couple of new kelly frames on ebay. looks like a pretty good price. if i remember correctly, it has a 1 year kelly warranty even.

    not related to seller blah blah blah...

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    I have an older Kelly Knobby-X with 1" headtube. I've never had any issues with the bike or dealing with Chris.

    I would buy another Kelly if I had the need no questions asked.

    Ps- don't get upset if someone answers the phone. It's a small business and if it is a building week would you want someone stopping in the middle of a braze to answer a call? Try email it has worked best for me in the past.
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    Yo Fore, you obviously never left a message. I always return my phone calls.

    FYI, there are only two of us in the shop cranking out all the product that we do in a year, so, im usually in the powdercoating area all day were you cant even hear the phone or in the production shop in the middle of a meeting or in the middle of building something.

    The point -- I rely on voice mail to capture messages, so I can be professional and return phone calls. No message, no return phone call. Its sorta like asking me to read your mind.

    have a nice day.

    CK

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK95959
    Yo Fore, you obviously never left a message. I always return my phone calls.

    FYI, there are only two of us in the shop cranking out all the product that we do in a year, so, im usually in the powdercoating area all day were you cant even hear the phone or in the production shop in the middle of a meeting or in the middle of building something.

    The point -- I rely on voice mail to capture messages, so I can be professional and return phone calls. No message, no return phone call. Its sorta like asking me to read your mind.

    have a nice day.

    CK

    Word.

    Chris replied to my email too
    ...take your protein pills and put your helmet on...
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    Anybody knows if there are any dealers left with Knobby X's on inventory? Obviously, I realize that Kelly unfortunately went out of business.
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    ebay ...

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    Ebay seems to be the only place where the left over invetory is showing up.

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    I ordered a pair of take-offs today and got a response from Chris directly. They still have some stock left, I would order what you want now.
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