Manic Mechanic isn't closing shop

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Creative Engineering, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Creative Engineering

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,668
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello guys,

    On November 15, we will be closing shop for good. :(

    We have not had any commercial work for a bit over a year. I have been keeping the shop open with my savings.

    Karen and I thank all of you who have supported our efforts.

    We have talked to so many really nice people over the past year and a half. I don't want to quit, but I can't afford a 20K per year hobby shop.

    Final orders will be accepted until November 2 for The sprocket adapters and sprockets only.

    Jim

    UPDATE 2/8/10;

     
    #1 Creative Engineering, Oct 28, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 8, 2010
  2. 2door

    2door Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    16,308
    Likes Received:
    30
    Let me be the first to say that I'm so very sorry to hear this news, Jim. You have been a icon of the motorized bicycle world for many of us and your services will be sorely missed. Best of luck in your future endevores and I know you'll be succesfull in whatever you strive to do. Please keep in touch with your many friends here and let us know how you're doing. I think I speak for all of us when I say, Thank you for your past support and dedication to the world of motorized bicycles.
    Tom
     
  3. scabz24

    scabz24 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you have any intake manifolds left Ill take one as well as a motor mount I was just about to order these from you ,I am very sorry to here your closing im new to this hobby and consistantly heard of your good rep,it also stinks because your right down the street from me,Im in dundin,if you could do a motor mount or manifold it would be greatly appreciated I will pay extra for your trouble seeing you wont be making these any longer
     
  4. Youngbird

    Youngbird Vendor

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dittos to all the above Jim, and you will be hearing from me as well for a sprocket/adapter setup. Again, thanks for your time and knowledge.
     
  5. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    0
    Im sorry to hear about this....I was wanting to order a intake manifod as well....If you have any I would much appricate it....Hope everything goes well for you....
    John-John
     
  6. paul

    paul Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    5,536
    Likes Received:
    10
    jim i wish you all the best of luck. this is sad news indeed
    paul
     
  7. Kevron99

    Kevron99 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jim sorry to hear about this...I am new to the world of MB and you've been very patient with me and thank you for all the advise you've given. You have helped a lot of beginners! Best Regards to you and Karen.
     
  8. Retmachinist

    Retmachinist New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    0
    Really sorry to hear the news Jim, I feel that I have become to know you through the telephone conversations.
    Best of luck in whatever you do, you will be fine, you are a sharp guy!

    Thanks again,

    John
     
  9. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,628
    Likes Received:
    0
    Damn sorry to hear, guess I gotta get off my butt and measure my hub! :(
     
  10. xtk

    xtk New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    [dramatic]
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    [/dramatic}
    :-||

    Thank you for all your work Jim.

    You products will be surely missed!

    p.s. Ever think about selling your designs to another company?
     
  11. mechanickid

    mechanickid New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's very unfortunate that you have to close your shop, but you know what they say, "when one door closes another door opens", I hope this is true for you and that new things will come your way and that you will be successful in them. You have always been patient and never considered yourself too ranked to converse with amateurs like myself, I'm sure your proficiency in working with others will be recognized and respected in whatever field you choose to apply yourself.

    Good luck.
     
  12. simonjohnwilmer

    simonjohnwilmer New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry to hear this ,You do great work ,as luck would have it I just ordered two sprockets and adaptors, one thru Pirate Cycles and found out today that Rock Solid Engines here in Aus have them, so Im very pleased I got to find out about your excellent parts .
     
  13. ride65

    ride65 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bummed to hear it jim. My order is going in.
     
  14. MaxPower

    MaxPower New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hope this doesn't mean you're leaving the forum too. :(
     
  15. DVBikes

    DVBikes New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    thats disappointing seeing i live in tampa i was gonna come visit you hahaha
     
  16. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    5
    We're not loosing a parts supplier - an artist is retiring. Our hobby is lessened for it.

    Jim - I hope you'll get some time to just kick back and enjoy yourself!

    Ride on man :)
     
  17. Ghost0

    Ghost0 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Messages:
    764
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, very sad news. From all of us as Sick Bike Parts we wish you the best and hope you land in a spot that will allow you to continue your hobby. Thanks for your help.
     
  18. marts1

    marts1 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe you can set up something smaller in your home.
     
  19. wes

    wes New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thats a bummer Jim, you do good work and will be missed, hope you stick around the forum cause your a smart dude and im sure you will do fine where ever your life takes you next. Good Luck!!
     
  20. Reel Adventure

    Reel Adventure New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jim, I still need a 34 tooth sprocket. I have left messages on your phone and sent and email. I am the one that got 32 tooths and should have gotten 34 tooths, you send you would send out the 34 tooths. At this point I only need one 34 tooth sprocket and I will pay for it if I have too!

    I just need it, please pm or email.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     

Share This Page