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    H-Billie on 3.0's. Hadn't noticed different rubber on XL's

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    I read today on the-house website, that, in response to a question, the delivery date of the MF 3.0 with the Bluto is now 11/27/14, 43 days later than originally scheduled.

    Drat.
    Last edited by thegock; 10-23-2014 at 05:42 AM. Reason: change in info
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    Issue? Bluto availability? Tires? Drivetrain? Bad Lo Mein? Bilge pumps that don't work? "Still processing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildskycomet View Post
    Issue? Bluto availability? Tires? Drivetrain? Bad Lo Mein? Bilge pumps that don't work? "Still processing"
    The bilge pumps...it's always the damn bilge pumps...AUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    Ship hijacked...

    So, my Framed Minnesota 3.0 is delayed 43 days.

    By calling a representative of The House, I have determined that the reason is that the ship has been hijacked by pirates. Because is not a “name brand” fat bike, they couldn’t afford the state of the art Somali pirates. Instead, they are using the generic, knock off Indonesian pirates.

    My next step is to set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise ransom money to “Free My Framed”.
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    Guy at The House emailed me in response to "11/8, really?", and said "as close as they can estimate, should ship on date in Orange". Note from him came right after your post (?!). Been watching their site to see if orange date has been changed. Hoping they weren't going to ship 3's w/super delayed Alaska's. Free the Framed!!

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    I have a brother in Taiwan and some in-laws in mainland China/Hong Kong. These slipping dates are typical of what I've seen when a company has something manufactured over there unless you have feet on the ground at the production facility overseeing the work. If you want to see a perfect example of that, check out this "group buy" thread to have electric ukuleles manufactured in China:

    The "I bought an East-Start Semihollow electric uke" thread!

    The short version: A bunch of guys got together and sent money. There were numerous production delays. Items sent were not like what they ordered and even had the wrong colors or incorrect parts installed (6 string bridges on a 4 string uke, for example.

    Luckily The House has been sourcing bikes for a number of years -- successfully. But when it comes to getting things shipped... once your container is on that ship you are at the mercy of the shipping company. I'm just hoping my 3.0XL comes on 11/24!

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    Guy at House replied again... 2's & 3's on west coast, subject to long shoremen, peak grain deliveries, ND oil, & a whole bunch of port stuff. Happy to hear bike getting closer & not bottom of sea

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    Longshoremen next hurdle

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    My company has been waiting for electronics for CCTV for a while now. The ships coming from Taiwan, Korea and China have been delayed at sea. WALMART (of all freaking companies) has their ships pushed ahead trying to get all of the holiday inventory to the docks. Honestly. They have delayed all sorts of merchandise coming from that area.

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    "Framed People"!? Watching/seeing some of the BD people getting excited. Sounds like some of their boxes are getting/got unloaded and some shipping may occur for them. Aaauurgh! Where are our boxes?! Still "processing"

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    Well hopefully they ship out soon. I was very close to getting the Framed 3.0 but went with the BD instead. :-)
    Not to rub it in but my UPS tracking information reads picked up and delivery to my house in two days.

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    Best wishes & congrats to BD folks. Anxious (to say the least) for our turn. Seeing all kinds of excitement in your camp

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    Really? They should all die in a fire!

    Seriously, I feel your pain. I have become so used to instant gratification that I have to call myself out on this impatience that's consuming me. I want the 3.0 XL for winter work and it's not even near snowing yet but I still check the damn website three times a day. And it's not like the date will get any closer. It's more likely to get pushed out. I see the 3.0 w/bluto is still scheduled to ship on 11/8 but without it is now showing 11/18. The XL is steady at 11/24. I'm worried this is going to be like the first time I saw The Alamo. It's built up so big in your head that it almost can't be as good as you imagine it will!

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    My sympathies to you guys waiting. Container ships have been stacking up waiting to unload in Long Beach for several weeks now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildskycomet View Post
    "Framed People"!? Watching/seeing some of the BD people getting excited. Sounds like some of their boxes are getting/got unloaded and some shipping may occur for them. Aaauurgh! Where are our boxes?! Still "processing"
    Mike,

    It's pretty clear that we should have paid the ransom to the Indonesian, knock off pirates...
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    Does anybody else's order show a non-taper Bluto in their Order Tracking? I thought you couldn't get a non-taper Bluto. Typo, I hope?

    "FRAMED MINNESOTA 3.0 MEN'S FAT BIKE BLACK/BLUE 16in W/ROCKSHOX BLUTO 100MM NON TAPER '15 (Web Only Use QFRMIN30BKBKIT)"

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    House site orange shipping date changed to just "back ordered". No date provided(?!). BD boys starting to open boxes(!?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildskycomet View Post
    House site orange shipping date changed to just "back ordered". No date provided(?!). BD boys starting to open boxes(!?).
    If you pick a color and size, 11/8/14 appears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.rex View Post
    Does anybody else's order show a non-taper Bluto in their Order Tracking? I thought you couldn't get a non-taper Bluto. Typo, I hope?

    "FRAMED MINNESOTA 3.0 MEN'S FAT BIKE BLACK/BLUE 16in W/ROCKSHOX BLUTO 100MM NON TAPER '15 (Web Only Use QFRMIN30BKBKIT)"
    See this thread which mentioned a non tapered version. I didn't think there was one...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/$2500-carbon-fat-bike-bluto-fork-sign-me-up-918586.html

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    Nothing from House re: unloaded boxes or headed for freight. Ship in 2 days? Wonder how many fatties out there now and how many added this season...(general musing)

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    Just got off the phone with the (out)House.

    They are expecting an email in a week as to when the bikes will arrive? wtf?

    I ordered this bike on 9/11/14 with a 10/15 ship date. Subsequently, the ship date was delayed to 11/8/14. Their representative cited "labor troubles" at the manufacturer and they are waiting for the manufacturer to update them to explain the second delay.

    It is far easier to lose a customer forever than to acquire one!
    Last edited by thegock; 11-10-2014 at 02:07 PM. Reason: more info
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    ordered 9/4... feels like 9/4/13. Anybody know what port the ship's outside? Literally, stacked up Washington end of US? Difference in price compared to "recognized brand equivalent" is all that keeps me for saying, "why didn't I just go out and buy 'X' so I could have been enjoying it all this time?" Still processing...

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    I only ordered through the house because they'll ship directly to Canada. I'd need to set up an account with a shipping service for a bikes direct bike, shipping is also in the $300 range. But at least I'd have a bike to ride, I'm sick of waiting, and the dates getting pushed further back.

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    I ordered for configuration plus Active Junky rebate and earlier ship date. Hah!

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    What I'd give to change disappointed & anxious rant to one of satisfaction and "what size chainring to put on, or bluto pressure, or tires and measurements". Instead... no word or update. Think they ever even arrived off-shore? Lip service? Certainly moving farther and farther from endorsement... Living vicariously thru others (new BD assemblers & riders) way more happy than folks in 3-ville. Still "processing"...

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    If you call framed (866)956-5971 and give them your order number they will tell you when yours will ship. Mine ships next week which will beat the estimate they gave me over the phone when I ordered of 11/24 by a few days. Last week the house told me they where still on the boat in the harbor. I guess it's time to order some fenders and pogies.

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    Just thought/think a courtesy update after shipping dates go by would be a good idea. Maybe let customers know the vendor is aware of your frustration and working on delays. Kind of like they said (wrote) they would, rather than a "form response" saying someone from "The House has responded to your inquiry", only to find it's just someone else (customer) asking for an update. Kind of got the fur up after that.

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    When they ship the Minnesota what assembly is required upon receipt? I asked "the House" and they just said it needs to be assembled by a professional blah blah blah.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottg View Post
    When they ship the Minnesota what assembly is required upon receipt? I asked "the House" and they just said it needs to be assembled by a professional blah blah blah.

    Thanks.
    Probably put wheels on, stem/handlebar, pedals and seat. Adjust cables?

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    Ship date now shows 11/17 btw on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracer2 View Post
    Ship date now shows 11/17 btw on their website.
    I still see "Backordered" on the The House website. Last night, I got a call back from a guy named George from Framed. Thanks, George. He said The House should have my bike by 11/21 and that it should be in NJ by 11/26 or 11/28. Hope so.
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    If you select a size and then click on one of the two colors the 11/17/14 date appears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracer2 View Post
    If you select a size and then click on one of the two colors the 11/17/14 date appears.

    Got it. Thanks!

    At this point, I will be happy if that happens (and amazed).
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    when I called Framed they took my order number and told me it would ship next week, with no exact day. I am actually hoping for later than the 17th since I have a business trip in the middle of the week when it would likely arrive if shipped on the 17th.

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    So, someone here (thanks Gok) has info that another date is going to pass by w/out contact from company? Forget that it was supposed to be birthday deal. May not make it for Turkey holiday either? In time for World Fattie Day? Really hate to be watching others that day! Not too good for Alaskans

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    I called yesterday on the 3.0 XL and they seemed confident that some bikes would ship next week. I changed my order so I could pick up at their bike shop rather than have it shipped. I would rather drive the 30 miles to get it rather than wait for the delivery van.

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    Cranky pants here... The House sent me, and "more" a note saying the boxes were moving across the country towards HQ. They expect to start shipping next week. Any of you out there "more"? Anyone else get an update? So looking forward to see some Framed photos. Quite the lack thereof, short of a few 2's and the odd sighting of the legendary Alaskans

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    I am riding in the D&L Fast Epic on 12/13, but only if the Minnesota 3.0 gets here in time.
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    This will be the first shipment of 3's if Im not mistaken, so yeah not many pictures out there of bikes in the wild.

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    According to the website, MN 3.0 moved back to ship 10/20 and the XL, now called XWT, moved back to 12/2. The 3.0 with Bluto is still at 11/17, but they seem to forget to update that one. Here's to hoping to be riding in the snow in a week.

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    Note after last one from "The House" said they're getting one load on the 18th. Another on the 24th hopefully (ouch!), w/more hitting the coast/port now. Long shoremen "laughed at request for unloading info" and "they are asking for $1000 a truckload to process". Have a little extortion? Costs money to be more equal. Not unusual. You'd think more folks than just bike wierdos would be upset about that situation. Hoping mine is in box #1.

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    I just canceled my order with them. Maybe I'll just stick with my 29er for another year. Maybe I'll see what the LBS's have in stock. Very disappointed.

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    i just heard from my dealer Alaskan Alloy sometime in Feb!

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    Omg seriously? Feb?
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    Yes February! i would change my mind and least 3 times by then.

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    Ayeehh! Isn't a little too close to pull plug in 3-ville? Alaskans... You had to see writing on wall. If it's carb on you're after, what other choices you have? Beargrease, if it's in stock? 3's still to hit before wavy alum Alaska. BD? They might have some wavy' sin or other straighter stocks like 3's. Nibbled to death... 4 more days to see what's in box #1. Then another week to see what's in box #2. Can't imagine canceling now

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    Feb appears to be incorrect info. The house just posted a big yellow note stating the Alaskan Alloy is due to arrive early enough to ship out to consumer by the 21st.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Framed Minnesota 3.0 with Bluto Fork & Rigid Fork-alaskanalloyraceface.jpeg  

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    I like how they still have this at the bottom.

    NOTE: All bikes are sold and delivered partially assembled. Final assembly should be done by a certified bike technician. Failure to have the bike assembled by a certified bike technician may void the warranty and could result in damage and/or injury if not assembled correctly.

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    Lazy web maintenance. go by what you read in yellow.. that's specific to the alaskan alloy..
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