Manic Mechanic isn't closing shop

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

  1. flynchef

    flynchef New Member

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    anyone know of an adapter or sprocket that would allow using a disk wheel where a standard wheel would go. the sprocket needs to be set in closer to the spokes to allow chain alignment. maby a dished sprocket with bolt pattern for disk hub. I love this forum
     
  2. AaronF

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    Hm..Still have not received my motor mount has been over 4 months.Was supposed to be shipped two months ago then three weeks ago never received nor did Karen return my calls.I really need my order.
     
  3. AaronF

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    I had a talk with Karen today on the phone asked where my order was,she said they just got a new batch of metal in today and said they've never made ANY but ONE motor mount.Last week I was told they just sent out a bunch of motor mounts to customers.Now its a whole different story! It has been 4 1/2 months or so and still haven't received the damn thing not only that but as a paying customer I was lied to many times.

    Jim,I need to know if you's plan to make my order and have it shipped.I'd appreciate a response as soon as you see this.
     
  4. Creative Engineering

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    Aaron,

    Karen talked to your mom today. We've actually made over 50 motor mounts. We have made 20+ for local customers, and shipped 30. Some of them cracked! We had a problem with the sheet material that is used for the pan. The material I recieved originally was too brittle.

    Your mom told Karen that your engine fell off...I feel your frustration, but I didn't make it fall off. :-||

    We have more material in stock, and I will be bending new pans in the next day or so.

    I have gone to a great expense to produce these. It's my call when to decide that the product is right, and ship them. Failed parts are always far worse than late shipments as far as reputation is concerned. If I ship a motor mount and it breaks i'll never hear the end of it!!!

    As I've said before, if you've run out of patience, I will gladly issue you a refund.

    Jim
     
  5. AaronF

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    I completely understand.Not sure if you got my email 3-4 months ago,I ordered a copper gasket from you it was out of shape unusable.I could sure use one now if you have any more!
     
  6. Creative Engineering

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    I'll send you out another gasket today.

    Jim
     
  7. rkorson4209

    rkorson4209 New Member

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    Jim read your PM's Please.
     
  8. Creative Engineering

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    I spent over an hour this morning replying to PM's...I still have more to go! ;)

    Jim
     
  9. rkorson4209

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    I am glad to see business pick up for ya's
     
  10. onefast68

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    ordered a hub adapter and sprocket today.looking forward to getting it.

    william allen
     
  11. Riding Rich

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    I know Justin Just got his shipment.
    I love Pirate Cycles.
     
  12. lovehamr

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    I hope you do get it soon but don't hold your breath. I made, and payed, for this order back on the 2nd of Nov.

    Description Unit price Qty Amount
    Engine Mount
    Item# EM-100 , Seat Tube Diameter: 1.41" round , Front tube Diameter: 1.5" max trioval $32.00 USD 1 $32.00 USD
    Sprocket
    Item# SP-100 , Price Options: Without the purchase of a Sprocket Adapter , Size: 44T $22.00 USD 1 $22.00 USD
    Intake Manifold
    Item# IM-100 $14.25 USD 1 $14.25 USD
    Subtotal $68.25 USD
    Shipping and handling $18.40 USD
    Total $86.65 USD

    I got the manifold about a month after the order and the sprocket about 2 weeks ago, still waiting on the mount though. I was able to get the wife on the phone (after 6 tries) a few days before the sprocket got here and she assured me that they were, at that very minute, on the way to ship everything. To say that I'm disappointed would be an understatement.

    Steve
    zpt
     
  13. jimraysr

    jimraysr New Member

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    The last I read, there was a problem with the engine mounts. Something to do with the material.

    I know Jim will refund your money, no hassle if you request it.

    I don't know the man, but one advantage to being old is you meet all types. Some good, some bad, some honest and others not so much. Then there are the types who are both gifted and excessive compulsive. Those are the ones I always wanted to be like.

    There is only so much one man can do. I chose to wait for what ever time it took to get what no one else can produce or is willing to?

    The sprocket and adapter turned a hokie attempt into something to have confidence in and be proud to own and ride.

    Take three deep breaths and let then out slowly. Life is to short to live it in stress. 8O) =

    Jim
     
  14. rkorson4209

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    just relax and wait, just think the best comes to those who wait. If you wait you will be more than satisfied. trust me
     
  15. TandocTools

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    I want one and I'll wait as long as it takes! Quality takes time and a small shop is overwhelmed especially when things are going well. The only other options are rag joints or Jackshaft kits!
     
  16. pwrobleski

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    Steve,

    Hey fellow motorbike member, I can understand that u might be fustrated. From a shop that had planned on closing in November, Jim and Karen are doing everything they can for there customers. I have never met either of them, just spoke to them on the phone like yourself. Like yourself I have ordered the gasket, and intake manifold. I ordered the sproket adapter on Oct 15, 2009 and I ordered the mounting plate on Oct 16 a day later. I originally got my sprocket adapter around a mid Nov or in Dec. I ran into a fitment issue, not at all there fault. But with no fuss or hesitation they sent me a replacement. All of the peices Jim and Karen have made for me have been way better than I excpected. To impress me it takes a lot Steve, and like you I haven't received my motor adapter. I was watching his page daily for the release of there motor mount. Trust me I want it just as bad as you man, it's the only thing holding me up from being complete. But I know when we finally get our parts we will be happy with them Steve. When the fustration get's to you just try to remember, it's 2 people putting out quality parts for a lot of demanding customers. It's the customer that get there stuff and realize for the quality, it was worth the wait.

    .flg.This message was in no way sent to bash your fustration Steve. I just wanted to let you know everyone is waiting for there parts along with. I have been putting my project together since Feb '09 and so close to being done, its a mid 70's Sears and Robuck. What kind of project are you working on?
     
  17. marts1

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    Are peeps being told orders might take awhile. If so, whats the fuss.
     
  18. superbringa

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    Hey all, manic mechanic is one very special group. Talked to both of them several times... they came through every time. They are the dying breed. I pray for them every day. In midst of low quality, cheap crap this country is fascinated with... They ... choose the less traveled and not so profitable road. They make people happy all around the globe. Period.
     
  19. Riding Rich

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    a men to that!!!!
     
  20. guerrero_lagman

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    Hi,

    I just ordered my sprocket with adapter and and intake manifold, I didn't know you closed shop cause your website is still accepting orders and payments. Will I be able to get my orders or will you just refund my payment. I'm really hoping you can still send me the products.

    Thanks!

    Gerry
     

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