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03-13-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,412
Posted By Bob Dopolina

They are. The problem is that they are...

They are.

The problem is that they are actually expensive for us to make due to how many machining steps are involved. Also, when we make them, we need to make A LOT so it is a considerable...
03-12-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,412
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I don't know who Aican is, but our BDop Offset...

I don't know who Aican is, but our BDop Offset Holders are our design. We own the tooling.

FYI - if you can't find another solution, our design adds 7mmm of reach and come in Silver or Black.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Bob Dopolina

The tire is not 'unraveling'. That is impossible...

The tire is not 'unraveling'. That is impossible due to how tires are constructed.

What you are seeing is the threads from the breaker strip. It is the piece that wraps around the tire bead to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,658
Posted By Bob Dopolina

A few things: 1. The Taiwan Dollar is at near...

A few things:
1. The Taiwan Dollar is at near historic highs. This adds about 15% before the bike even gets on the boat.
2. Shipping is screwed. Turnaround times for containers have become weeks,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Bob Dopolina

2021 Taiwan Manufacturing and Price increases

Just thought I'd throw this out there.

The first thing to note is the likelihood that there will be pricing increases across the board on goods made in Taiwan. This is due to the incredibly strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Please show us on the doll where reality touched...

Please show us on the doll where reality touched you.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

We are well aware of the multiplier. It factors...

We are well aware of the multiplier. It factors into most claims. However, if you want to understand our thought process, it goes like this:
Scenario A
1. Customer buys a wheel somewhere. They use...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

A few things: 1. We already said we were going...

A few things:
1. We already said we were going to replace the failed part. This was never in question.
2. These questions are invaluable. It is our way of monitoring the performance of the products...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

You have no clue. 1. Never attacked anyone....

You have no clue.

1. Never attacked anyone. I asked how the part was installed. Please explain how that is an attack.
2. No redirect of any kind (this is delusional). I tried to confirm the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Sorry, wrong on all counts. 1. I was kidding...

Sorry, wrong on all counts.

1. I was kidding about the hammer but we do need to check a few things to make sure it was installed right (so a replacement won't fail again).
2. The counterfeit...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Worst. Customer. Evar!

Well, I suspect this will get ugly at some point.

We deal with a wide variety of customers in terms of their technical knowledge. Since we sell a lot of small parts, this really does come into...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,148
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Yes, I just hand drill them myself with my trusty...

Yes, I just hand drill them myself with my trusty Dremel. I can't remember what size the bit is (I've used the same one for years). A 1mm hole certainly would be a good start (but you could start...
10-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Thanks for the shout out, however, we are located...

Thanks for the shout out, however, we are located in Taiwan, not China.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,423
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I had no idea your influence reached back to...

I had no idea your influence reached back to 1985.

I go tired of telling people, "No, I don't golf." because of the obvious tan lines.

It was always no gloves for training unless there was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!...

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! ​​​​​​​Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! ​​​​​​​Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! ​​​​​​​Ha! Ha!...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

You actually think I paid any attention to what...

You actually think I paid any attention to what you ride. You flatter yourself. I have no interest in engaging you in anything related to manufacturing. I mean how can one compare decades of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

No. They wouldn't. See if you can spot the...

No. They wouldn't.

See if you can spot the differences:

1. Spain and the Basque region:
- Currently governed by the same government
- Same currency, economy, laws, police and military

2....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,066
Posted By Bob Dopolina

It's not going by ship. Unless you ordered a...

It's not going by ship. Unless you ordered a pallet or container of goods it's going by air.

If it shipped, you should have tracking.

If you track your order and it disappears for a day or so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

There is no point in continuing this...

There is no point in continuing this conversation. You don't know what you're talking about and I haven't got the time to waste attempting to educate someone who knows so little but is convinced...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Good God: 1. I live in Taiwan and have done...

Good God:

1. I live in Taiwan and have done so for decades
2. NO ONE includes Taiwan as part of China outside the CPP! Where I live those are fighting words
3. If you don't know the difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

If you don't know the difference between 'cheap...

If you don't know the difference between 'cheap Chinese labour" and Taiwanese manufacturing you should just stfu now.

I can guarantee that you are riding Taiwanese products right now.

Please...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Sorry, the owner of the company is a Brit and...

Sorry, the owner of the company is a Brit and manufacturing is done in Taiwan.
04-01-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Thanks for your response but, with all due...

Thanks for your response but, with all due respect, the customer had a position for one choice that had an interesting idea behind it. We suggested another option. The problem is that we both half...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,707
Posted By Bob Dopolina

It's a carbon frame. Carbon doesn't bend or...

It's a carbon frame. Carbon doesn't bend or change shape. The shape it is now is the shape it was when new.

Don't shim your drop-outs. That is a recipe for disaster. If your wheel has play when...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,454
Posted By Bob Dopolina

So you've never worked on Campagnolo? Their...

So you've never worked on Campagnolo?

Their lockring spec isn't about loosening (and how does a lockring loosen by rolling backwards???- Are you talking about using a lockring on an old threaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,454
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I know. What complete horse****. Use...

I know.

What complete horse****.

Use paste and sequentially torque to spec. If there is a problem it is a warranty issue.

Rocket surgery, non?
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