This is priceless!!!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Creative Engineering, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Creative Engineering

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    Hey guys,

    I guess it, "really", is going to be necessary to do a sprocket adapter install guide.

    I don't think I have ever, in my life, seen anything so cobbled up as this!!!

    The customer decided to play junior engineer and make the part fit by any means possible...there are holes drilled and tapped for pinch bolts...there is an unbelieveable amount of scarring in the bore do to various shims...and weld splatter on the back. Guys, you can't weld Aluminum to Steel!

    It is important to measure your hub accurately. I can only go on the data you have given me. I'm not a magician.

    If you buy a sprocket adapter and discover that it doesn't fit correctly...please...please...stop!!! If you made a mistake measuring your hub, there is a good chance that your adapter can be sized up and sold...provided it doesn't look like the adapter in the photos below. If Karen accidently sends you the wrong adapter, naturally you will be given the correct adapter...and compensated for the cost of shipping the incorrect part back to us. So far we have never sent anyone the wrong adapter. We mark them when they come out of the CNC, so that there can be no mistake.

    This customer spent hours trying to modify a part that normally fits like a glove, and installs in minutes. I'm going to take care of him, because he didn't hassle me.

    Jim
     

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  2. Gareth

    Gareth New Member

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    When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail....
     
  3. skjjoe

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    I sure like the looks of that head in the background.wee. When do those become available?
     
  4. NEAT TIMES

    NEAT TIMES New Member

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    Jim, Your Shop Is Much Cleaner Than My Kitchen!! Ron
     
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    mine fit like a glove :)
    measure twice,,,order once ;)

    ps...did I mention I measured with 1, really bad eye laff
     
  6. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    wow !!! first thing that came to mind whem my hub adap didnt fit due to my bogus number was to call you and have you make me another lol
     
  7. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I'm speechless... zpt
     
  8. macattie88

    macattie88 New Member

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    wow...seems like the customer would have figured out something was wrong before it got to that point.
     
  9. DOC BOLM

    DOC BOLM New Member

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    Could just use JB WELD.
     
  10. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    jim thats a beutiful stone right there whats that thing weigh?? now thats a flat surface
     
  11. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    If anybody needs a 1.09 sprocket adaptor i have one 36 spoke wheel
     
  12. Ole Dave

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    Jim....I got mine Fri....4:00pm.....ragmount removed, installed, chain adjusted, road tested by 4:35 pm.....worth the 63 day wait.....

    Thanks Dave Nichols
     
  13. tommyboy1442

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    jim buddy ol pal,when and how can we get ahold of one of those beautiful cylider heads....
     
  14. rkorson4209

    rkorson4209 New Member

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    Woo hoo that is priceless. Lmao I woulda called before ruining your beautifal part like that.
     
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    K.i.p New Member

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    I have had bad days befor but holy crap. That mighty battle would have been fun to watch!
     
  16. camlifter

    camlifter Active Member

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    hey jim. have you thought about offering a semi finshed adaptor, one that just has a 1" bore for the hub and we can bore to the size we need. that way you could have a ready supply on hand for those able to finish it themselves.
     
  17. Ghost0

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    It has always amazed me what customers do. Instead of calling the manufacture and finding out why they have problems they will either destroy the part and wonder why it doesn't work right or post some *****y thread about how the part didn't work. Lucky it was only the former in this case.
     
  18. azbill

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    very commendable to take care of your customer after this anyways (^)
    you can't beat customer service like that ;)
     
  19. sellouma

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    that's right, Jim is THE MAN!!!!.trk
     
  20. 2door

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    Ya got to wonder why he'd try to weld the thing to the hub. If you're going that route why not just weld the sprocket to the hub? I know what I'd do; I'd send him a rag joint as a replacement.
    Tom
     

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