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Old 08-23-2019, 09:31 AM
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I usually only contribute on VSalon, but I thought I would chime in here given the topic.

I heard from Mike as well this week. I was pleased that he sounded in good health. We talked a bit about what had happened over the last year, and he was very disappointed that he had somehow not been able to communicate well with clients as he found himself falling behind his promised production schedule. Sounded like too many orders taken in too short a time - a crisis of popularity in other words. This can and has happened to frame builders before, and Mike surely knows this so I can only imagine that made his performance even more disappointing to him.

Anyway, he's still a good hardworking guy in my book, and he's got my support as he moves forward. The bike he built for me previously is terrific. I look forward to the next one.

edit: I feel awkward writing this, simply because Mike didn't give it an okay beforehand. But it seemed important. Framebuilding is a community, and that community includes clients as well, so I just wanted to express my support.

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Old 08-23-2019, 09:46 AM
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fun, i want one!

welcome Jorn
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:44 PM
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I usually only contribute on VSalon, but I thought I would chime in here given the topic.

I heard from Mike as well this week. I was pleased that he sounded in good health. We talked a bit about what had happened over the last year, and he was very disappointed that he had somehow not been able to communicate well with clients as he found himself falling behind his promised production schedule. Sounded like too many orders taken in too short a time - a crisis of popularity in other words. This can and has happened to frame builders before, and Mike surely knows this so I can only imagine that made his performance even more disappointing to him.

Anyway, he's still a good hardworking guy in my book, and he's got my support as he moves forward. The bike he built for me previously is terrific. I look forward to the next one.

edit: I feel awkward writing this, simply because Mike didn't give it an okay beforehand. But it seemed important. Framebuilding is a community, and that community includes clients as well, so I just wanted to express my support.
Thanks for writing that Jorn, Mike is a fantastic person, and his bikes are wonderful too.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:05 PM
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i usually only contribute on vsalon, but i thought i would chime in here given the topic.

I heard from mike as well this week. I was pleased that he sounded in good health. We talked a bit about what had happened over the last year, and he was very disappointed that he had somehow not been able to communicate well with clients as he found himself falling behind his promised production schedule. Sounded like too many orders taken in too short a time - a crisis of popularity in other words. This can and has happened to frame builders before, and mike surely knows this so i can only imagine that made his performance even more disappointing to him.

Anyway, he's still a good hardworking guy in my book, and he's got my support as he moves forward. The bike he built for me previously is terrific. I look forward to the next one.

Edit: I feel awkward writing this, simply because mike didn't give it an okay beforehand. But it seemed important. Framebuilding is a community, and that community includes clients as well, so i just wanted to express my support.
+1.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:17 PM
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+1 for Mike being a great guy. I agree, based on talking to him that he would like to be closer to the predicted timelines but personally I'm fine with waiting as long as it takes.
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