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    ernesto where are you????

    anyone know ernesto? i ordered a freewheel about 6 weeks ago and i'm trying to get in touch with him again. i have tried email and pm. if anyone knows him please ask him to email me.

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    I noticed he hasn't been posting lately and was wondering too. It took a while to get my freewheel from him but not that long

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    well i he said they are back ordered from WI but i would like to hear back from him with an update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 120
    I noticed he hasn't been posting lately and was wondering too. It took a while to get my freewheel from him but not that long
    Likewise, I've been wonderin' about the boy. He usually doesn't stop flappin' his gums for as long as he has this time. He's def MIA... put out an ABP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgblue1978
    anyone know ernesto? i ordered a freewheel about 6 weeks ago and i'm trying to get in touch with him again. i have tried email and pm. if anyone knows him please ask him to email me.

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    Yeah, I miss his posts. Hope you get your freewheel.

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    I am guessing prison. I hope I am wrong.

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    Ernesto's history of disappearing after taking product orders could qualify as a sticky thread...

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    if it was a sticky i might have thought about it before ordering from him

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgblue1978
    if it was a sticky i might have thought about it before ordering from him
    All posts should be sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the pope
    Ernesto's history of disappearing after taking product orders could qualify as a sticky thread...
    Sticky how?
    I am still waiting on some product, and due to start issuing refunds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    Sticky how?
    I am still waiting on some product, and due to start issuing refunds.

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    while your here , will you explain how you modified the surly tuggnuts to work on horizontal drops? a picture at least
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    while your here , will you explain how you modified the surly tuggnuts to work on horizontal drops? a picture at least
    I thought you were going to use semihorizontal? Anyway, if the dropout faces forward with one of those awesome derailer thingies at the bottom, we're on the same page.

    Look at dropout. The end facing away from the bike is rounded. It makes the chain tug slip, from time to time. Measure the arc of the rounded area, divide by the width of a 10 speed chain. Take the square root of that number, carry it in a laundry basket and do a couple push ups so you can run narrower handlebars and still get the same level of torque. Then take a file/dremel tool, or whatever, and make the rounded area flat- just don't over do it to the point where your dropout drops off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I thought you were going to use semihorizontal? Anyway, if the dropout faces forward with one of those awesome derailer thingies at the bottom, we're on the same page.

    Look at dropout. The end facing away from the bike is rounded. It makes the chain tug slip, from time to time. Measure the arc of the rounded area, divide by the width of a 10 speed chain. Take the square root of that number, carry it in a laundry basket and do a couple push ups so you can run narrower handlebars and still get the same level of torque. Then take a file/dremel tool, or whatever, and make the rounded area flat- just don't over do it to the point where your dropout drops off.
    Thanks for giving me a bit more direction. they are semi horizontal drops but the technical term is horizontal dropout(people here get angry if you say otherwise ).how did you know i have a wide bar . the QR's are slipping pretty bad, WORST TEST RIDE EVER!
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    I was wondering myself. It's been quite some time since I ordered my freewheel too.

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    well i'm glad that you are alright and have decided to post here but i still havent been contacted by you ernesto via email or pm and i still have no ETA on my parts. this is beyond a short wait and is unacceptable.

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    Wow, now that we know ERNESTO is alright, we can go back to looking for whomever killed O.J.'s wife

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    17t

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    That's not body hair, is it???

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    That's not body hair, is it???
    special packing material. closely relocated to gnome i think
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    how long before my 18t is getting ready to ship out?

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    How long ago did you order it?

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    Wow -- you couldn't even trouble yourself to read the post that started this thread? Not exactly the kind of customer service that generates new business . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canaan
    Wow -- you couldn't even trouble yourself to read the post that started this thread? Not exactly the kind of customer service that generates new business . . . .
    Perhaps a certain amount of wait time is required before shipping?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Canaan
    Wow -- you couldn't even trouble yourself to read the post that started this thread? Not exactly the kind of customer service that generates new business . . . .
    Sorry I sounded confused. New freewheels were shipped yesterday. I am still waiting on to arrive.

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    Really?

    I ordered stuff from ERNESTO on September 7th 2010 waited tell the 20th to inquire an ETA. I received an email reply the 09/21/10 "Hi Travis, they have a shortage right now and I am still waiting to fullfill a bunch more orders. 2 more weeks." It is now 4 weeks past said delivery date and I am truly considering a refund. I ordered a front hub from a LBS and they messed up by a week and gave it to me at cost. This online parts thing really is not as great as everyone claims it is.

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    Really ?

    First post ? Sock puppet account perhaps ?

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    ?

    not sure what that means. Im just frustrated because i should have rode my custom wheels today and for the last month for that matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by varminthunter805
    This online parts thing really is not as great as everyone claims it is.
    Ordering from an online shop is different. You might have gotten better feedback on delivery dates. You definitely would have paid more.

    I tried this kind of deal once, back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and the online retailer thing was just getting off the ground. Me and a friend convinced a manufacturer that we had a shop so they'd sell to us at wholesale, and I was trying to sell the bikes at 10% over cost. It was a total nightmare, and we never earned enough money to make it worth the hassle. I figure Ernesto knows exactly what I mean.
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    Caveat emptor.

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    any word ernesto?

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    Check your pm's

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    Quote Originally Posted by the pope
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    I checked my pm's... nuthin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    I checked my pm's... nuthin'.

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    i checked mine and found an apple. had a worm in it, but i still ate it.

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    Look harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the pope
    Look harder.
    I did a search... came up with... nuthin'.

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    ernesto check your pms. i have been trying very hard up to this point to deal with this discretely, please respond this time.

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    Can't Keep Quit

    I can't hold back any longer because I felt the same pain after months of waiting. I had a similar problem. Called W.I. to see why they couldn't deliver as ernesto implied. Apparently, they had plenty of freehubs and just seem to think he is spreading himself too thin and did not place the orders. The bottom line, after a few months, I got my money back. As well, this forum is not the place to do this kind of business IMO... kinda stinks the place up.

    Sorry, just being honest. Good luck.

    umm, that's suppose to be "Can't Keep Quiet"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by azultoyou
    I can't hold back any longer because I felt the same pain after months of waiting. I had a similar problem. Called W.I. to see why they couldn't deliver as ernesto implied. Apparently, they had plenty of freehubs and just seem to think he is spreading himself too thin and did not place the orders. The bottom line, after a few months, I got my money back. As well, this forum is not the place to do this kind of business IMO... kinda stinks the place up.

    Sorry, just being honest. Good luck.

    umm, that's suppose to be "Can't Keep Quiet"...
    Whew! What a relief. Glad to hear he's not incarcerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Whew! What a relief. Glad to hear he's not incarcerated.

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    well again no response! i won't be doing business with this guy again. at this point i just hope i can get my money or freewheel at all.

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    I also ordered a Trial 18 from Ernesto in the end of October. Just received an email from Ernesto on Thursday the 11th of November stating that they (White Industries) had just shipped it from CA to WI. I apparently live close to Ernesto and even though I've never done business with him, I trust him. He has always answered my emails in a timely fashion. Maybe it's just a Wisconsin thing, but we tend to be trusting people, and that's just what I'm going to do.
    By the way, my names Carlton, and I ride a 2010 Felt Solo Nine. Nothing fancy but one heck of a good bar bike. Bartender's even let me park it in the bar, something they won't let me do with our Harley!!
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    well i dont trust someone who doesnt return my emails and suddenly disappears after he gets my money. but thanks for the input oh and i see this is your first post...welcome to the board

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    I've ordered 3 freewheels from ernesto. The first one, a long while back, showed up at my house about 4 days after I placed the order. Sweet! The second one, I had to wait and wait, and pester him about, but I got the same "I'm waiting on WI to ship more" and then a couple more days and it shipped, so I figured he got his stock replenished. So I went ahead and ordered the third a couple of days after I got the second. Several weeks go by (I thought he'd gotten his stock back up??) and I get it... only its the wrong size. 16t instead of 19t. Talk about going from super excited to super pissed in an instant! Emailed about mailing the old one back and trading for a 19t. No reply so far. That was earlier this week. I'm glad I didn't go ahead and ship it back anyways. The dude is terrible at replying to emails, shipping product, etc.

    I will NOT be doing business with him again. I'm going to just try to sell my 16t locally (hopefully I can get close to the 65 shipped I paid for it) and I've already ordered a 19t from universalcycles.com (they'll pricematch down to 66 bucks, only 6 dollars more than ernesto, and they show you how many they have in stock at each location and have GREAT customer service. Well worth the extra 6 bucks), it shipped the same day and I'll have it in the 5 business days it takes to get from OR to TX. Universal is a great shop and I've purchased a ton of stuff from them in the past. Competitive pricing AND awesome customer service.

    Ernesto, if you read this, you really ought to keep your customers in the loop better. And maybe only charge them once you ship the order to the customer. I realize that you'll have to pay for the products yourself up front from WI, but nobody wants to pay for something and wait and wait nervously wondering if they got ripped off or if it's just being delayed.

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    That's why I usually don't buy stuff from one-man operations being run out of their house. You can get some good deals, but if the guy just decides he's tired of doing and drops off the radar for a while, you got no recourse at all.

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    He shipped my HBFK shirt pretty quickly a few years ago.

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    A couple years ago he also disappeared after taking my order for a freewheel - no response to several emails and soon gone entirely from the board. He returns for a cameo appearance with the same sob story that the stock is back ordered it was out of his control, etc etc. When he subsequently started bragging about his trip to NAHB and then started showing off the custom frame he said he ordered I threatened to report him to PayPal if he didn't refund me for the undelivered freewheel.

    Then and only then did Ernest miraculously return from the dead and refund my money. Eventually he's back on the board real heavy, talking about his divorce and how horrible things are going for him...

    My advice: do not give this guy any money.

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    Sorry to you all
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog
    That's why I usually don't buy stuff from one-man operations being run out of their house. You can get some good deals, but if the guy just decides he's tired of doing and drops off the radar for a while, you got no recourse at all.

    how do you not? paypal always protects the buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    Wow, what a dick...
    You want to keep bumping this thread to the top, son, go right ahead.
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