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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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Old 10-30-2019, 08:55 AM
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Anybody have anything new to report on Zancs?
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:11 AM
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Anybody have anything new to report on Zancs?
Yes I am in the queue with Mike and we talked last week and he emailed me some draft drawings yesterday. I know he had a big push over the last week or two finishing up a bunch of lugged bikes. He was radio silent for a brief period, but then resurfaced.
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:11 PM
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Anybody have anything new to report on Zancs?
I rode mine today! It was fantastic
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:16 PM
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Well, yeah, now that you mention it, I rode my aluminum Zanc roadie yesterday!
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:18 PM
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Yes I am in the queue with Mike and we talked last week and he emailed me some draft drawings yesterday. I know he had a big push over the last week or two finishing up a bunch of lugged bikes. He was radio silent for a brief period, but then resurfaced.
Do you happen to know what position you have in queue?
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:33 PM
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I ride my Zank every day. Every day. I love it.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:00 AM
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Do you happen to know what position you have in queue?
No I wasn't aware of any specific position etc. It has been just over a year since Mike and I originally discussed the project and I sent the deposit/measurements. However some of the delay was on my part when the project was on hold or I thought I might be backing out. Despite the delays/issues, I have nothing but good things to say about Mike and I know he's hustling to get all the promised frames out. Be glad to discuss/answer questions offline.
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Celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the thread....
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:04 AM
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I’m still in queue. Has anyone received theirs yet? It’d be great to see a few pics.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:24 PM
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I’m still in queue. Has anyone received theirs yet? It’d be great to see a few pics.
my guess is no
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