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    Well have one made for me while you're at it!

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    Well I looked into my crystal ball this morning and it looks like no one else will be making spiderless rings for my Shimanos so I pulled the trigger on a HBC 32T alloy spiderless in black. I'll report back when it arrives.

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    Great, we'll see you in June of next year. You'll never get the part fyi... I am at almost 8 months on 3 rings. This guy is a thief.

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    Well damn, I knew people were having to wait forever. But I was under the impression that he was getting them out eventually. Even if it took several months. Maybe my order will give him enough money to actually make one of your chainrings? Haha.

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    Ordered HBC 120 BCD bash about two weeks ago for SS build. Guessing it might take a while. If U be like me, you cannot ride without bash. Had to go Hoggin. Hey we've all done it once or twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GriffMH View Post
    MRP's new Ring Bling offers no color options and I'm sure is sourced overseas and is 50% high price
    Actually the Bling Rings are made in house at MRP in Grand Mesa, Colorado.

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    If anyone has received anything recently please post.

    It's been 7 months since i ordered. Hoping to see something soon.

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    My one year anniversary is coming up at the end of November. After 5 or 6emsils with no response, I've given up and am glad I'm out only a few bucks....I'm resting well knowing how much business MRPs bling ring has taken away from him. I'm still shocked to see people will actually still order from him knowing he's stiffed hundreds.
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    Yep still waiting (since June) like most of you. Out $100 bucks...great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keener2.5 View Post
    Yep still waiting (since June) like most of you. Out $100 bucks...great...
    Call your credit card company and reverse the charges. That's what I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keener2.5 View Post
    Yep still waiting (since June) like most of you. Out $100 bucks...great...

    I have been waiting since April . Into 6 months, No communication, No E-mail responses .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    It's just funny you're disputing it 2 weeks in. That's not even close to what hbc says it'll take. Now you're wasting HIS time.
    Wrong. He needs to respond to his customers. Paypal's dispute jargon says that the time limit is 45 days I think. Unless the OP has some way to use jedi mind tricks here, he needs to get on the ball with his dispute. If not, he's screwed. I'm envious that I didnt have the foresight to raise a dispute after two weeks.

    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    In defense of Dan, whether he sends you an email or not, you did agree to the Sales Agreement which states "All sales are final. Please, no refunds or exchanges...
    In that very same sales agreement, HBC states the lead time. When I "signed" it by placing my order, it said the lead time was four weeks. At what point has HBC breached this contract?? Should I wait 6, 8, 10? 36 weeks? The HBC sales agreement is complete bullsh!t and the fact that He actually points to it when you try to get a refund is a slap in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BShow View Post
    Wrong. He needs to respond to his customers. Paypal's dispute jargon says that the time limit is 45 days I think. Unless the OP has some way to use jedi mind tricks here, he needs to get on the ball with his dispute. If not, he's screwed. I'm envious that I didnt have the foresight to raise a dispute after two weeks.



    In that very same sales agreement, HBC states the lead time. When I "signed" it by placing my order, it said the lead time was four weeks. At what point has HBC breached this contract?? Should I wait 6, 8, 10? 36 weeks? The HBC sales agreement is complete bullsh!t and the fact that He actually points to it when you try to get a refund is a slap in the face.
    Amen to that.
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    This thread, especially the most recent comments, really worrys me since I ordered an HBC chainring for my new White Industries ENO cranks about 2 months ago and have heard nothing. Now it looks like I'll have to purchase the White Industries chainring if I'm ever planning on using my new bling. It'll be wasted $ if my HBC order comes through, and if it doesn't it's still wasted $. Great.

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    I love his products. I've got 2 Ti cogs, a Ti ring, an Al ring and a bashguard. But...now that he's so unreliable, to the point of remiss, why does anyone still order his products? Beats me...

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    I can't believe out of all the members on here that nobody hasn't tried to physically track Dan down and ask WTF? Is he actually still in business?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin6 View Post
    I can't believe out of all the members on here that nobody hasn't tried to physically track Dan down and ask WTF? Is he actually still in business?
    Careful....people will accuse you of making a threat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikebmx999 View Post
    Careful....people will accuse you of making a threat
    No threat on my part. Just wondering if anybody has actually spoken directly with Dan about this mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin6 View Post
    No threat on my part. Just wondering if anybody has actually spoken directly with Dan about this mess.
    I'm not saying you were....just saying somebody will probably say that. I brought up the same point and somehow that turned into "making physical threats". It was silly
    I do not believe anybody that has posted in this thread has spoken to him face to face

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    I know all us bike people are warm and fuzzy and support the local guy making stuff in his garage, but seriously! If half of these stories are true, I consider this a crime. He requires payment upfront then there's no communication and no product. I don't really care if he's backed up or not, this isn't how business is done. I paid through PayPal and I'm not sure what power I have to contest a charge but I'm going to look into it. I'm on the short end of the wait time compared to others, but this isn't right.

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    I paid wth PayPal in august,after no response to several emails I filed a complaint thru PayPal and he didn't reply to the emails they sent him.....finally PayPal refunded my money....I hope he gets things in order.
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    I'm somewhere around 9 months. I could have made a baby by now.

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    Any lawyers out there?
    Just wondering what it would take to officially shut this ****** bag down, or at least his website. He continues to take peoples' money while selling open face lies about 4-6 week lead times, when he's at least 7-8 months behind. There's no way to contact him other than an email address, which he won't respond to. How much money does he get to steal from people before the law steps in, seizes his assets and makes him deliver or refund? I'm sure most of the people reading/replying to this tread, including myself, would not have placed an order if we knew how this ****** bag operates.

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    Not that is answers anything, but he's got an F grade in the Better Business Bureau.
    Homebrewed Components Review - Motorcycles - Supplies & Parts in Escondido, CA - BBB Business Review - BBB serving San Diego and Imperial Counties

    I'm quite surprised that only 7 people have complained. By the number of disappointed customers on this thread, I would've expected many more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khskenny View Post
    I'm somewhere around 9 months. I could have made a baby by now.
    babys make the worst chainrings......

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    I just files my complaint with the BBB.
    I urge others to do the same, it's not that difficult and you'll feel better. There are not nearly enough complains officially filed. We may not be able to help ourselves, but we may be able to help the next biker steer clear of this D-bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber999 View Post
    Not that is answers anything, but he's got an F grade in the Better Business Bureau.
    Homebrewed Components Review - Motorcycles - Supplies & Parts in Escondido, CA - BBB Business Review - BBB serving San Diego and Imperial Counties

    I'm quite surprised that only 7 people have complained. By the number of disappointed customers on this thread, I would've expected many more.
    In order to celebrate my last week before 40(weeks), i filed a complaint. Worthless? Probably. But, another way to warn others.

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    There must have been a typo in the sales agreement. He must have meant to say 46 weeks, not 4-6 weeks.

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    New Contact Info

    I noticed that there is a new contact information page with a variety of different e-mails. Looks like Dan is trying to get more organized:

    Contact Us

    I am still very happy with my ring and cog (1/8"). I would definitely order again.

    -D

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    He doesn't respond to those email address's either. I've sent two emails to them, one at +/- 6 months and another at +/- 7 months and not a damn reply to either. I'm sure he's just using these new address to filter the pissed of customer from the soon to be pissed of customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khskenny View Post
    I'm somewhere around 9 months. I could have made a baby by now.
    You've got to get laid first. Here, you're just getting fvcked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewM View Post
    I noticed that there is a new contact information page with a variety of different e-mails. Looks like Dan is trying to get more organized:

    Contact Us

    I am still very happy with my ring and cog (1/8"). I would definitely order again.

    -D
    I've used the new contact information 7 times (at least). I got 3 responses at the start and none after that. Last email that he said he would get to my order was Sep 13th. Nearly 2 months after, still nothing. Sadly, all that email correspondence was 7 months after my original order. Doesn't sound more organized to me. Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    I've used the new contact information 7 times (at least). I got 3 responses at the start and none after that. Last email that he said he would get to my order was Sep 13th. Nearly 2 months after, still nothing. Sadly, all that email correspondence was 7 months after my original order. Doesn't sound more organized to me. Just sayin'
    Fair enought for sure!

    I waited a long while for my product, but just given the uniqueness of the order I was okay with that. At least I did receive it. I never received an email back about Eta, but I did receive one promptly when I had a question with the goods I received.

    I wish Dan could hire someone to respond to correspondence and even to help turn out units. The product is good, attractive and most importantly covers niches others don't (spider less, and in my case 1/8" in MTB sizes)

    I hope that everyone gets what they paid for, if not when they paid to have it by.

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    @DrewM. How long did you end up waiting?

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    I wonder what has happened to HB in the last couple of months? Seems like he had a slew of issues, recovered from them, and then was trickling out a few orders. But I haven't heard of anyone receiving anything in a couple of months.

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    I just purchased an MRP Bling Ring, stupid name but the quality looks good and it's made in the US with an equal price to HBC. With the MRP spiderless option and the many other manufactures making quality chainrings and cogs, I don't see HBC, with the long lead times and lack of communication being relevant any longer.

    I really wanted to give HBC the benefit of the doubt and hoped that he would come around, but with other good options now available, there's really no reason to give him business.

    I'm 10 weeks into my second order with HBC for a Sram spiderless chainring.
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    10 days shy of 7 month wait for an 18t cog. No response what so ever to any email address for Dan!

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    no response

    I have an order from June. Emailed 4x and no response. I would not buy anything from this guy until he demonstrates he is not ripping people off.

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    This may have been posted on here before and is probably pretty old by now.

    HOMEBREWED COMPONENTS, 634 N ROSE ST, ESCONDIDO, California (CA) - Company Profile

    Not sure the number even works at this point. Just did a quick search and this is what popped up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket47 View Post
    He requires payment upfront then there's no communication and no product. I don't really care if he's backed up or not, this isn't how business is done.
    imo it's criminal activity at this point.

    honestly, if he'd screwed me out of money the way he's done so many others i'd contact his local d.a. and investigate filing charges of mail/wire fraud. after a few upset phone calls and repetitive fraud complaints you can bet dan would enjoy some sort of "official contact" courtesy of the d.a.'s office.

    i'd guess that a lot of the delivery issues would be resolved if he went to a C.O.D. method of payment. that's certainly the ONLY way i'd ever order from him at this point. too lazy to make and send what i ordered? fine... you don't get paid either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD View Post
    This may have been posted on here before and is probably pretty old by now.

    HOMEBREWED COMPONENTS, 634 N ROSE ST, ESCONDIDO, California (CA) - Company Profile

    Not sure the number even works at this point. Just did a quick search and this is what popped up.
    this contact information might be of use as well...

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    I just tried the Department of Costumer Affairs, at 1 800 952 5210 and the were no help. I'll try the DA next

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD View Post
    This may have been posted on here before and is probably pretty old by now.

    HOMEBREWED COMPONENTS, 634 N ROSE ST, ESCONDIDO, California (CA) - Company Profile

    Not sure the number even works at this point. Just did a quick search and this is what popped up.
    I plan on sending Dan a certified letter with my original receipt for items purchased and see if he'll respond.

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    Wouldn't it be ironic if all you Freds emailing this guy is what caused his business to fold, instead of just letting the guy make the parts?

    Sorry to all of you, but a one-man operation must be really really tough, with very little margin, and a lot of risk.

    And then finicky customers wanting instant feedback all the time...I don't envy the guy, that's for sure.

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    I'm at like 7 months or so.

    This morning I ordered a BlingRing...it's already in the mail.

    Wow.

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    I ordered back in July and haven't heard anything....figure it could be a nice Christmas surprise if it ever shows up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu View Post
    Wouldn't it be ironic if all you Freds emailing this guy is what caused his business to fold, instead of just letting the guy make the parts?

    Sorry to all of you, but a one-man operation must be really really tough, with very little margin, and a lot of risk.

    And then finicky customers wanting instant feedback all the time...I don't envy the guy, that's for sure.
    clearly you haven't followed this thread.

    first of all there's no way the emails caused his business to fold because HE DOESN'T REPLY TO THEM!!!

    second, it's not as though the "fred's" order and then expect constant email contact every 20 minutes until their product arrives in the mail. in fact, most people give him the benefit of the doubt for being a one-man op and don't even start questioning until some weeks pass with NO PRODUCT that they've paid for.

    do you really think it's "finicky" to be upset have sent money to some guy months ago for a product that has not been delivered? do you really think it's "finicky" to expect an email reply to "where's my stuff?" sent to someone who's taken your money and not delivered a product? do you really think it's "finicky" to be upset to have no product, no reply, no update, no explanation, and no refund as the weeks turn into months? seriously?

    if he can't handle the simple steps of... 1. receive order. 2. make product. 3. ship order --then he shouldn't be in business. it's that simple.

    you want to talk about a lot of risk? the very definition of "a lot of risk" is sending dan money for parts!!!

    you don't envy dan? well i don't envy the plethora of people who have sent him their hard earned money only to receive NOTHING as the weeks and months slip by.

    listen, he makes great stuff -- there's no doubt about that. in fact, i'd love to use his stuff but there's no way i'd send him a single cent. not at this stage in the game. i have sense enough to learn from the mistakes of others, and at this point sending him money and expecting parts in return is clearly nothing but an exercise in futility.

    i genuinely hope that changes at some point, cuz he's got some stuff i'd LOVE to order. but for now...
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    Yup, what he said ^^^

    40 weeks and this guy is still waiting with no money or parts. All those emails must be adding to the delay

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    The part that really chaps my a** is that he's at least 6 months behind (based on my undelivered goods), and he hasn't changed a thing. He's still taking people's money, he's still telling them bold faced lies about lead times, he's still not responding to emails (which I didn't start sending until 4 or 5 months had pasted). It's simply not right, and unAmerican.

    If his mother knew what he was doing she'd have him bent over her knee.

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    Anyone in the area, maybe go to his place, see how things are going?

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