Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area
Reload this Page >

Has Anybody Had Dealings With Bobby From Dixie Flyer?

Notices
Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area Looking to enter into the realm of track racing? Want to share your experiences and tactics for riding on a velodrome? The Track Cycling forums is for you! Come in and discuss training/racing, equipment, and current track cycling events.

Has Anybody Had Dealings With Bobby From Dixie Flyer?

Old 07-09-20, 12:39 AM
  #1  
colnago62
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 557 Post(s)
Liked 228 Times in 134 Posts
Has Anybody Had Dealings With Bobby From Dixie Flyer?

When I order the frame, he assured me a two week ETA. That was May 17. I am aware that everything is moving slow everywhere. My big concern is the inability to give any information on ETA. I ask and his replay is soon or something similar. Is he just a fly by the seat of your pants kind of guy, or should I be worried?

Last edited by colnago62; 07-09-20 at 12:47 AM.
colnago62 is offline  
Old 07-09-20, 05:15 AM
  #2  
Morelock
Senior Member
 
Morelock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 553
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 247 Post(s)
Liked 23 Times in 19 Posts
My experience with DF is - you'll get what you order - eventually.

*I bought the Hellyer bars and went through a similar situation as you are describing, lots of delays and eventually just no reply to my emails (I was not bombarding fwiw) Eventually I did get the bars, and they are fine, but the experience overall definitely turned me off as a repeat customer.

Last edited by Morelock; 07-09-20 at 08:05 AM.
Morelock is offline  
Old 07-09-20, 12:00 PM
  #3  
colnago62
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 557 Post(s)
Liked 228 Times in 134 Posts
Alrighty then. Good to know.
colnago62 is offline  
Old 07-14-20, 10:24 AM
  #4  
tobukog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 222
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 5 Posts
I'm pretty sure that he has the stuff made in China, and right now everything from China is super slow. I ordered something from Amazon -- it showed about 2 weeks in estimated delivery time but it ended up taking 3 months. But, yeah, my drop bars from dixie flyer were several months late -- even precovid.
tobukog is offline  
Old 07-15-20, 12:42 AM
  #5  
SynergyPro
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
My bars were more or less on time and he replied to all my mails. I also changed my order and asked a couple of questions. Shipping was from China to Germany.
SynergyPro is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 09:51 PM
  #6  
colnago62
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 557 Post(s)
Liked 228 Times in 134 Posts
Originally Posted by tobukog View Post
I'm pretty sure that he has the stuff made in China, and right now everything from China is super slow. I ordered something from Amazon -- it showed about 2 weeks in estimated delivery time but it ended up taking 3 months. But, yeah, my drop bars from dixie flyer were several months late -- even precovid.
I am rounding the corner on 3 months. It would less irritating if he was more up front about the time table and the shipping issues. One of his friends told me he waits until he has a large shipment to save on freight costs. It would have been nice if he was upfront about that. Him being somewhat local, I see a lot of his frames, so I know it will probably ship eventually.
colnago62 is offline  
Likes For colnago62:
Old 08-20-20, 03:40 PM
  #7  
colnago62
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 557 Post(s)
Liked 228 Times in 134 Posts
The frame is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. The end.
colnago62 is offline  
Likes For colnago62:
Old 08-21-20, 02:49 PM
  #8  
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 15,856
Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1337 Post(s)
Liked 54 Times in 44 Posts
Originally Posted by colnago62 View Post
The frame is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. The end.
lol...so you are gonna end this story without the climax?

You know what we want to see, right?
carleton is offline  
Likes For carleton:
Old 08-21-20, 08:07 PM
  #9  
colnago62
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 557 Post(s)
Liked 228 Times in 134 Posts
Originally Posted by carleton View Post
lol...so you are gonna end this story without the climax?

You know what we want to see, right?
I honestly donít know what you are referring to.
colnago62 is offline  
Old 08-22-20, 04:19 AM
  #10  
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 15,856
Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1337 Post(s)
Liked 54 Times in 44 Posts
Originally Posted by colnago62 View Post
I honestly donít know what you are referring to.
We want to see the bike.
carleton is offline  
Likes For carleton:
Old 08-22-20, 11:14 AM
  #11  
colnago62
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 557 Post(s)
Liked 228 Times in 134 Posts
Originally Posted by carleton View Post
We want to see the bike.
I dropped the frame off at the bike shop to get the headset and bb installed.

Here is picture of the frame before it was sent from the factory.
colnago62 is offline  
Likes For colnago62:
Old 08-22-20, 01:16 PM
  #12  
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 15,856
Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1337 Post(s)
Liked 54 Times in 44 Posts
Nice!
carleton is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.