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    Has anyone 'spoken' with (either actually or electronicaly) with Dan at Homebrewed lately? Iordered a new Chainring a month ago and have not heard anything since the e-mail confirming payment. i did shoot him a note last week, which has not been answered, not trying to start anything, just really want that ring so i can finish this project and am trying to confirm that its just his biz is so good that orders are taking longer to fill.
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    Been busy playing catchup, didn't realize i missed some emails. Like i always say, if i miss one, please try again as i get quite a few a day, and i really only have time to answer them in between parts so it's easy to accidentally scan by one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBDad
    Has anyone 'spoken' with (either actually or electronicaly) with Dan at Homebrewed lately? Iordered a new Chainring a month ago and have not heard anything since the e-mail confirming payment. i did shoot him a note last week, which has not been answered, not trying to start anything, just really want that ring so i can finish this project and am trying to confirm that its just his biz is so good that orders are taking longer to fill.
    A month? I'd better get my order in now.

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    I have been in touch with him today via emails, he said I should have my stuff by the weekend , can't wait to get them,

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    I am not attacking the OP but going to the internet to get a response from a one man show is not the best way to handle things in my opinion. He makes the best cogs and rings out there for the money, he also has to ship his items, answer emails, track down material from vendors and everything else that goes into running your own business.

    I purchased a number of items from him recently and it took longer than what i was hoping for and i did not get emails returned as fast as an online dealer but I understand he is building product and is always slammed.

    He might not provide the best customer service but his products are that good and bottom line, that is what is most important to me.

    His attention to detail is ridiculous (GOOD) and he obviously takes pride in what he is shipping out. He did not like how the color came out on an anodized chainring and decided to redo it for me. That is what i call quality standards!!!

    I will never buy an off the shelf cog or chainring again. HBC has me as a customer for life.
    I could never expect the level of customer service as salsa or blackspire from him but know i realize i would never expect a chainring as nice as his from salsa or blackspire.
    I am not bad mouthing salsa or blackspire by the way, they make decent rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrock450
    I am not attacking the OP but going to the internet to get a response from a one man show is not the best way to handle things in my opinion. He makes the best cogs and rings out there for the money, he also has to ship his items, answer emails, track down material from vendors and everything else that goes into running your own business.

    I purchased a number of items from him recently and it took longer than what i was hoping for and i did not get emails returned as fast as an online dealer but I understand he is building product and is always slammed.

    He might not provide the best customer service but his products are that good and bottom line, that is what is most important to me.

    His attention to detail is ridiculous (GOOD) and he obviously takes pride in what he is shipping out. He did not like how the color came out on an anodized chainring and decided to redo it for me. That is what i call quality standards!!!

    I will never buy an off the shelf cog or chainring again. HBC has me as a customer for life.
    I could never expect the level of customer service as salsa or blackspire from him but know i realize i would never expect a chainring as nice as his from salsa or blackspire.
    I am not bad mouthing salsa or blackspire by the way, they make decent rings.

    I don't see a problem with his approach. I'm sure the OP just wanted to know if he should be concerned. Granted, the OP could have followed up his first email with a friendly follow up email but he decided to do it on a web site where Dan posts almost daily. His thread was strictly business and wasn't bashing him. HBC does great work....I have three of his products and love them. i will be ordering again. Just my .02 cents....

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    Can't wait for mine!

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    There was an article in the new Wired about Homebrewed, interesting stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Slo4U
    I don't see a problem with his approach. I'm sure the OP just wanted to know if he should be concerned. Granted, the OP could have followed up his first email with a friendly follow up email but he decided to do it on a web site where Dan posts almost daily. His thread was strictly business and wasn't bashing him. HBC does great work....I have three of his products and love them. i will be ordering again. Just my .02 cents....
    The only issue is threads and posts like this, no matter how innocent in intent, cause a mass emailing from anyone who has bought something, fearing i ran off with their money. And of course, every single one expects a response right away, which causes me to get even farther behind, and piss even more people off.
    Of course if you think i'm slow, my parts suck, or i'm just a plain old a-hole, you have every right to talk about it.. hell i'm usually the first to say when i'm behind if you just check out my thread, but threads that imply that i disapeared definitely do more harm than good for everyone. It's not just losing me business, which i can deal with. I wouldn't be paying a hefty amount for advertising here on MTBR if i wasn't planning on staying in business, so i assure everyone i'm not going anywhere anytime soon.

    With that said, i know Jon didn't mean any harm. He probably didn't keep up on my other thread, so he wasn't aware that i occasionally need a reminder email to answer emails. Also, most people don't have an idea of how many emails i get or how much product that leaves my shop. Think about it, I sell $35 chainrings and i live in San Diego where the cost of living is pretty high. Subtract overhead, and i have to move quite a bit more than a few rings a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stbNJ
    There was an article in the new Wired about Homebrewed, interesting stuff
    Yea, my mom put that right up on the fridge!

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    Dan,

    I am going to have to let the truth out.

    Dan has been going through labor negotiations with the umpa lumpas, they are unhappy with the green outfits and lack of chocolate available in the milling room. See the price of cocoa has sky rocketed, and Dan is having trouble keeping up with their ferocious demand. This has caused a labor shortage that has put all production behind.

    Truth of the matter is that he makes a quality product that is in high demand. He states CLEARLY on his site, and you check a box stating you read the disclaimer that spells out production is slow. There are many fine products in life that you have to wait for. I like to think of the chainrings like that soup on Seinfeld, long lines, and you have to play by the chef's rules to get the soup.

    Good news, he has lots of orders so he will be in business to keep making more rings for our builds. Bad news, he has lots of orders so we have to wait longer for our rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    The only issue is threads and posts like this...
    Of course if you think i'm slow, my parts suck, or i'm just a plain old a-hole...
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    Well I for one think you're just a plain old a-hole. Just like the rest of us are plain old a-holes, which makes you pretty damn undependable, too.

    So Dan, if I want to reach out to you, which method do you find most inconvenient... email, mtbr PM or a new thread here on the SS forum? I'll happily utilize the one you like the least.

    You see I want my damn custom ti chainring, and I want it yesterday, just like all the other plain old a-holes on here. I thought about it for months, took my sweet time coming to this huge decision, so I want it NOW dammit!! I'm done waiting! Ya hear me?!?

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    Yikes!!!!

    Typhoid Mary, patient zero in this latest viral epidemic here. Certainly didn't mean to do anything other than see if anything was up with Dan!! I spend a lot of time on theseboards and as they tend to be effective commnuities I often see things like "...anyone seen James lately or is everything OK with..." about two minutes after I possted my note, i responded to another post asking for photos of Dan's work. As a repeat customer, i had noted that this particular order had taken longer than others and an e-mail wasn't returned. Neither cause for national media attention, but didn't think it was out of bounds to ask the community if anything might be up with Dan. Dan, here's the public apology for causing the flood to your inbox. NOT WORRIED, NOR WAS I EVER WORRIED YOU WENT OVER THE HILL WITH $100!!
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    I ordered stuff about a month ago it shipped a week and a half ago. No updates from USPS. Dan is looking into it. Emailed him again today.

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    hope the cog is magnificent as it's been 6 weeks since ordered.

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    They are definitely worth the wait!!!

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    hope the cog is magnificent as it's been 6 weeks since ordered.

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    Yea sorry about that BT, i anticipate being back on track within a week for all orders. I hired someone about 2 weeks ago and we're making some good progress now. It's just a matter of getting my head screwed on straight again after the SDCBS last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Yea sorry about that BT, i anticipate being back on track within a week for all orders. I hired someone about 2 weeks ago and we're making some good progress now. It's just a matter of getting my head screwed on straight again after the SDCBS last weekend.
    (cracks the whip) faster!

    Hope you can, needing that cog to help granny my out of shape ass around the race course this weekend.

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    Perhaps if you weren't drinking so much beer you could crank these things out faster?

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    I'm glad I ran across this thread. I ordered something from HBC about a month ago, and haven't heard anything on the status of the order, so I got a little worried. But, based on the dialog here, I'm feeling better about it, and will just sit tight for another month. I know that sometimes, good things take a while to acquire, and if HBC is swamped, so be it. I don't expect them to Dan and fire to deal with the swinging demands of market demands.

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    Yea, sorry about that Don, I know i have a few unanswered emails from this week, i'm just trying to get everything shipped that has been made. I finally got a postage meter so i can streamline it, however it's still taking a bit to get through it all, and i want to get through the bulk of it before i leave for the Whiskey 50 tomorrow morning.
    Manufacturing is finally caught up at least thankfully. The good news is we're actually making ground rather than falling further behind. Being as busy as it's been lately, i'm pretty happy about that. Having someone here to run the machines while i tackle setups, shipping, office stuff, etc. has made a HUGE difference. Also, he does an awesome job polishing everything before anodizing so parts are coming out better as well.

    Also, on a side note, since i'm using a postage meter now, i no longer use paypal for shipping, so you will not get the notices like before. I'm trying to setup my site so it sends out a notification when it's been shipped, however i just want to get through this pile before i start playing with the site.

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    Wow, I really hacked up that last sentence with accidental editing with these laptop touchpads! What I meant to write was: "I don't expect Dan to hire and fire to deal with the swinging demands of market demands."

    I was a consultant in the Construction and Engineering industry. I've seen companies hire during the peak of the season and fire the minute things slow down. I didn't like the effects of that practice on the lives of the employees. No worries, Dan. I'm a very patient person. I'm still waiting for my MRP X1 anyway, which is on backorder for about a month...

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    Yeah, I would like to apologize to Dan for sending him a pestering email back when I ordered my ring. I breezed by that disclaimer explaining that each one of these parts are made to order and that I should expect a delay.

    I ended up getting the ring about a month after ordering and I have been shredding on it ever since. Looks AWESOME (I end up directing people to this forum and his site on nearly every group ride because I tend to ride with semi-converted roadies that love that matching colored tid-bits) and it performs AWESOME. I run a 1x9 without a chain guide/keeper and I have yet to drop the chain a single time riding in the rocky/rooty stuff here in the Northeast. I'm pretty amazed.

    Dan has an awesome business and I will be a repeat customer.

    ...so yeah, definitely worth the wait.

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    y'all quit bothering him so he can make & ship rings rather than posting on mtbr!!
    i'm waiting on one too, but i ain't worried.
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    While we're in a 'pestering Dan' mood, I would like my XTR 952 chainring back that I sent you almost 2 years ago to use as a pattern. Remember this thread, Dan?

    SS convert for old spiderless XTR cranks (M952)

    Never mind the free chainring you were going to send me in exchange for helping you out (which I bugged you about twice) - I'll stick with my Homebrewed Component.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pexio
    While we're in a 'pestering Dan' mood, I would like my XTR 952 chainring back that I sent you almost 2 years ago to use as a pattern. Remember this thread, Dan?

    SS convert for old spiderless XTR cranks (M952)

    Never mind the free chainring you were going to send me in exchange for helping you out (which I bugged you about twice) - I'll stick with my Homebrewed Component.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlittleman
    I'm glad I ran across this thread. I ordered something from HBC about a month ago...

    -Don

    Only a month? You're lucky my friend, I'm still waiting on a cog I ordered 8 weeks ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    ...before i leave for the Whiskey 50 tomorrow morning.
    Hmm, I too shall be at the Whiskey, doing just the cough 25 miler. If by pure chance my 21t Stainless Cog has been eeked out by tomorrow morning, I will gladly take receipt of it in P-Town. Also, if you bring along some HBC Jerseys, I'll sport one for ya on the trail and the podium.

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    dan is good people, but he's not really people, he's just dan. Don't expect Surly-taiwan-china-cheap-mass-stamped-steel-like availability from what is basically a custom part.

    Completely worth the wait, I have 2 rings, 3+ cogs, and I'll order from him next time I need more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric Vindaloo
    Only a month? You're lucky my friend, I'm still waiting on a cog I ordered 8 weeks ago.



    Hmm, I too shall be at the Whiskey, doing just the cough 25 miler. If by pure chance my 21t Stainless Cog has been eeked out by tomorrow morning, I will gladly take receipt of it in P-Town. Also, if you bring along some HBC Jerseys, I'll sport one for ya on the trail and the podium.
    It's definitely done as all cogs ordered before Tuesday are completed. If it isn't shipped (which it most likely is as i went through almost every cog the other day), you can most definitely grab it at the race. Shoot me an email with your order number and phone number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pexio
    While we're in a 'pestering Dan' mood, I would like my XTR 952 chainring back that I sent you almost 2 years ago to use as a pattern. Remember this thread, Dan?

    SS convert for old spiderless XTR cranks (M952)

    Never mind the free chainring you were going to send me in exchange for helping you out (which I bugged you about twice) - I'll stick with my Homebrewed Component.
    What email did you use? Unless it was sales@homebrewedcomponents.com, i wouldn't have gotten it. I changed my domain a while back. If you recall, i actually emailed you to see what size ring you wanted before you ever contacted me about it
    Email me your addy and i'll get it out to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    It's definitely done as all cogs ordered before Tuesday are completed. If it isn't shipped (which it most likely is as i went through almost every cog the other day), you can most definitely grab it at the race. Shoot me an email with your order number and phone number.

    Email sent!

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    All the complaining in this thread reminded me I need to order another chainring.

    Aaaaaand, order placed! Thanks Dan.

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    Dan is definitely good people. I am a returning very satisfied customer. Sounds like he has hired a helper and is catching up on orders, great to hear he is that busy. I have a spiderless ring and a few cogs in the mail as we speak to replace some Boone stuff. Took a little longer than last time I ordered, but not worried. I am on injured reserve anyway, so can't ride right now .

    And good luck at the Whisky 50!

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    Good job! Homebrewed Comp.

    I Just Got My Chainring And Rear Cog Today, They Are Kick Ass. It Takes Alittle While, But Worth The Wait, Thanks Dan, Henry T.

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    As a repeat pete pete customer of Dan's can only say good things about his Products.
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    My kickass HBC ring took less than a week from ordered online to delivered in my mailbox (the Salsa it replaced was pretty fecking far from round).

    Had to throw that out there since this thread was starting to look like it *always* takes hella long to get stuff from Dan.

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    Yet another very satisfied repeat customer here. By now I think most folks on this forum know that Dan is a (was?) a one man shop. But as has been said, his stuff is well worth the wait.

    Party on, Dan!
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    BTW Dan, any thoughts on offering rings for road SS/fixie guys? I could use a 44t 5x130...

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    Great ****! It took about 7 weeks, but his **** is quality. Just do not be in a hurry. I went from a Blackspire and Surly combo, and had the worst tight spots. All gone now with Dan's stuff. Keep up the good work.

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    Dan, can your chainrings be used in a 9 speed setup? I find that the material used on a eg Surly ring is too wide to be used on a 9 speed. It says on the website that the chainrings are flippable, I guess this still applies if you use the rings in a 9 speed setup?

    I'm asking here rather than sending an email as others may want to know.

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    Hey guys, sorry for the disapearance lately, i got a nasty bug when i was in Arizona last weekend and i'm just trying to get stuff out the door at this point. I'm pretty doped up on Sudafed and somewhat incoherent :/

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    Homebrewed, you have tow maisl but no answer for French S-Works spider and gold single.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Dan, can your chainrings be used in a 9 speed setup? I find that the material used on a eg Surly ring is too wide to be used on a 9 speed. It says on the website that the chainrings are flippable, I guess this still applies if you use the rings in a 9 speed setup?

    I'm asking here rather than sending an email as others may want to know.

    Cheers!

    You mean like in a 1x9 setup? If so, I can probably answer for Dan, and yes, it should work fine as long as the chainring you get from him is the correct chain size for your setup (3/32" I guess?)

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    I just placed an order. I don't mind waiting as long as it's less than 2 months. I plan o a Ti cog as well when I upgrade my wheel set.

    Congrats on the Wired article, very cool. I sent you a PM saying the same but your inbox is full.

    Any ideas or plans to add to the product line? Maybe seat post collars?
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    Is there any way we can get a copy of the Wired article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1035
    You mean like in a 1x9 setup? If so, I can probably answer for Dan, and yes, it should work fine as long as the chainring you get from him is the correct chain size for your setup (3/32" I guess?)
    I'm using a HBC ring on my Sultan's 1x10 drivetrain. Good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Is there any way we can get a copy of the Wired article?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up
    buy the magazine
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    Quote Originally Posted by S:Drive
    Great ****! It took about 7 weeks, but his **** is quality. Just do not be in a hurry. I went from a Blackspire and Surly combo, and had the worst tight spots. All gone now with Dan's stuff. Keep up the good work.
    Going on 7 weeks for my order, but it's snowing now and our trails are still covered in snow - so I can wait longer if needed.

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    Thanks for clarifying Rob and Sparticus. Yeah I meant 1x9, I must've been tired when I typed that. I'll be going for a HBC ring soon!
    While I'm at it I'll probably get a ring and cog for the SS as well.
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    Can anyone else get the old HBC thread to show anything?
    Trying to track down a couple posts but when I click on the thread it presents a blank page...no headers/images/etc.

    Also, I believe HBC green matches Chris King green pretty closely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl
    Can anyone else get the old HBC thread to show anything?
    Trying to track down a couple posts but when I click on the thread it presents a blank page...no headers/images/etc.

    Also, I believe HBC green matches Chris King green pretty closely?


    Are you viewing in linear mode, if not it could do that to you.

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    Ordered a 32 tooth 104BCD ring in blue and a radial-spoked 20 tooth cog on April 21st and received both yesterday in the mailbox. Beautiful craftsmanship and can't wait to get them on the sled.
    Thanks, Dan.
    Yeah well, that's just, ya' know, like, your opinion, man.

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    Bingo! Thanks!

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    oompah loompa's can be a pain and they are all guys.

    Maybe get some of those hot chick green M&M's. Not too hard on the eyes and you could feed 'em pretzels.

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    Received my 20t stainless steel rear cog last weekend. Took right at 6 weeks and it was worth the wait. Dan produces a high quality product!
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    where is homebrewed ?
    homebrewed MP box is full !
    No answer after many mails ?

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    I got an email reply yesterday within 24 hrs of my request.
    Make sue you have right email address?
    Otherwise just try again, may have missed some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    I got an email reply yesterday within 24 hrs of my request.
    Make sue you have right email address?
    Otherwise just try again, may have missed some.
    thanks
    can you gives this address ?

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    boude, i'll check my spam folder to see if i missed anything. sorry about that.

    EDIT: i didn't see anything, can you use the link in my signature to email me? I'll keep a look out in my inbox and spam box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    boude, i'll check my spam folder to see if i missed anything. sorry about that.

    EDIT: i didn't see anything, can you use the link in my signature to email me? I'll keep a look out in my inbox and spam box.
    I use the following address:
    sales@homebrewedcomponents.com

    It is the maid normally?

    I am the buyer of three Specialized Spiderless of France and a chainrings gold color for singlespeed.

    I wish to know the delivery date?

    Cordially

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    Quote Originally Posted by boude View Post
    I use the following address:
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    It is the maid normally?

    I am the buyer of three Specialized Spiderless of France and a chainrings gold color for singlespeed.

    I wish to know the delivery date?

    Cordially
    I got it now, reply sent, sorry about that.

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    ok, thanks for your email

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    Hi
    URGENT , You have a new mail this day
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    Got my stuff today, 2-3 weeks order to door. Looks outstanding glad I went with HBC.


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    Do you do 3-bolt patterns? I'm looking at buying a new crank but will only pull the trigger if I know that there's someonewho can make the chainrings I need.

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    My 18t cog just arrived. Pretty cool. Really looking forward to riding it.




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    Wow....

    Quote Originally Posted by ianick View Post
    My 18t cog just arrived. Pretty cool. Really looking forward to riding it.

    *pix*
    Very sexy. I love that cog. I have the earlier version myself in blue.

    I also got a spiderless XTR M952 ring from Dan. Very purdy, but I don't have any pix of it, actually. I got it on the day of Sea Otter, raced the bike, and put it back in the rack because it needed a brake rebuild. I just got it back together.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zxlXlKzAeLaOtS14wOG-HA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pyRjk8Uen5k/TFOVXh0J-rI/AAAAAAAARBo/K0hysDOlOls/s800/IMG_0877.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/e50IaTTxNCrHOxosjpBjuw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PTNXVoKrK4k/TFO-KNVgiaI/AAAAAAAARBo/fiWDPEs78sI/s800/IMG_0880.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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    Heh... this is my only pic of the ring, taken right after my SS CAT2 run at SOC. You can kinda see the backside.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/8uEoC2QRFmenEA9Zj0BfYg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y_pzyeCNKvc/Ta0gTntBEyI/AAAAAAAATbk/Wwt1GJH1-5Y/s800/IMG_0221.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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    While everyone's showing off... Here is my newest delivery for the "beater" bike.
    Just need to relace the wheel and install these beautiful bits.
    Just waiting for the threaded cog for the fixed side to complete the project.
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    i love the earlier version two piece cog, no rivets showing.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Good read and as requested... Thank you google

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    Finally finished my wheels and got every put back together.
    Unfortunately the blues clash so I'll have to either learn to like it (given its a beater) or switch out some bits to silver.
    Nut tuggers work so much better than what I had before, ring/cog combo is very precise, no tight/loose spots at all.
    I can't wait to get my new bike delivered next week from BS with some very nice HBC goodies!
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    1000 miles on my green ring

    doesn't look like its worn at all!

    THANKS DAN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    Nut tuggers work so much better than what I had before, ring/cog combo is very precise, no tight/loose spots at all.
    I've just got 15mm nuts on the rear. I was contemplating some nut tuggers but I haven't noticed any issue with wheel alignment or chain funkiness.

    Should I get 'em or just ride until I notice a problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    I've just got 15mm nuts on the rear. I was contemplating some nut tuggers but I haven't noticed any issue with wheel alignment or chain funkiness.

    Should I get 'em or just ride until I notice a problem?
    I use them because my rear hub is a flip flop with a fixed cog on the other side so when I roll that way I like the added insurance of nothing slipping with braking/acceleration forces. I'm also on the heavier side so anything that keeps that chain under proper ternsion is key as I've taken some nasty spills on pavement when the chain drops under tons of torque.

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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caelismadison View Post
    could ISuckAtRiding please contact me about my order? I havn't gotten replies to my emails.
    You sent one email friday afternoon, and i'm closed on the weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    Finally finished my wheels and got every put back together.
    Unfortunately the blues clash so I'll have to either learn to like it (given its a beater) or switch out some bits to silver.
    Nut tuggers work so much better than what I had before, ring/cog combo is very precise, no tight/loose spots at all.
    I can't wait to get my new bike delivered next week from BS with some very nice HBC goodies!
    Are the nuttuggers harsh on the frame? can I get some more pics from someone of them in use
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    Quote Originally Posted by tims5377 View Post
    Are the nuttuggers harsh on the frame? can I get some more pics from someone of them in use
    You tryin' to preserve the paint on your track ends?
    They are way less 'harsh' than typical 'gripified' nuts, washers, or quick releases. It's just smooth machined aluminum that rests on the track ends?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    You tryin' to preserve the paint on your track ends?
    They are way less 'harsh' than typical 'gripified' nuts, washers, or quick releases. It's just smooth machined aluminum that rests on the track ends?
    Agree. The only thing less harsh was what I had before which was a piece of metal that "hugged" the track ends, held on by a nut on a screw that slipped over the axle. Terrible description, but you get the idea. They were ugly, heavy, hard to use as they shifted around a bit under torque, and you couldn't lock them down easily. I'll try to find a pic or take one soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    You tryin' to preserve the paint on your track ends?
    Well I figure that if I cant ride up a hill I wanna look good while im walking!

    So what you guys are saying is that these are the Cat's Pajamas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tims5377 View Post
    Well I figure that if I cant ride up a hill I wanna look good while im walking!

    So what you guys are saying is that these are the Cat's Pajamas?
    There is certainly a bling factor, but I have found them functional beyond that.
    For those that need a bottle opener, there is that as well.
    This is what I had on before (nut "huggers"?), good enough solution but with HBC rings/cogs I figured may as well complement with HBC nut tuggers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeardsl View Post
    There is certainly a bling factor, but I have found them functional beyond that.
    For those that need a bottle opener, there is that as well.
    This is what I had on before (nut "huggers"?), good enough solution but with HBC rings/cogs I figured may as well complement with HBC nut tuggers.
    yea i have a similar thing on my bike but it is a pain getting the tension tight only having it on the drive side. I think ill get some tuggers then!
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    I could be the last to know........

    I just got the new BIKE mag. and just saw the nice advertisement for HBC. Congrats. I've got one of your aluminum 5 spoke cogs and love it, great workmanship.

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    ISAR - I read in a thread else where that you were working on a 20T 64bcd ring. Any progress updates? Are you looking for a beta tester?

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    Received my cog, chain ring and tug nut from homebrewed today and I must say it was well worth the wait. I'll definitely be buying more from them.

    Quick question from anyone thats bought a tug nut set from them did you end up using a tug nut on just the drive side or both sides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra45 View Post
    Received my cog, chain ring and tug nut from homebrewed today and I must say it was well worth the wait. I'll definitely be buying more from them.

    Quick question from anyone thats bought a tug nut set from them did you end up using a tug nut on just the drive side or both sides?
    Its best to run on both sides to maintain proper wheel alignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra45 View Post
    Received my cog, chain ring and tug nut from homebrewed today and I must say it was well worth the wait. I'll definitely be buying more from them....
    Hey Cobra45 - if you don't mind my asking, when did you place your order for those parts? I ordered an XTR952 spiderless conversion on 7.22 and was hoping it would show up sooner rather than later (but didn't want to pester HB directly on it!).
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by albiracer View Post
    Hey Cobra45 - if you don't mind my asking, when did you place your order for those parts? I ordered an XTR952 spiderless conversion on 7.22 and was hoping it would show up sooner rather than later (but didn't want to pester HB directly on it!).
    Thanks!
    I placed my order on 7/6 and got it 8/13

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    still looking at about 3 weeks for most orders, a couple came a little closer to 4 due to some material backorder, but got that in finally so back on track again. Sorry for being away, i built an engraving machine so not too much time for the interwebs between getting that running and getting parts out the door.
    Again, this is manufacturing lead times, shipping is not included in that.
    Also, i updated my shopping cart software a week a couple weeks ago, and somehow the shipping notification settings were changed, so up until today, no notifications were sent apparently. Sorry about that, i had no clue until recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albiracer View Post
    Hey Cobra45 - if you don't mind my asking, when did you place your order for those parts? I ordered an XTR952 spiderless conversion on 7.22 and was hoping it would show up sooner rather than later (but didn't want to pester HB directly on it!).
    Thanks!
    All orders up until the 24th and many even more recent than that are done and expected to go out within the next couple days if they aren't already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra45 View Post
    I placed my order on 7/6 and got it 8/13
    Thanks for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    still looking at about 3 weeks for most orders, a couple came a little closer to 4 due to some material backorder, but got that in finally so back on track again. Sorry for being away, i built an engraving machine so not too much time for the interwebs between getting that running and getting parts out the door.
    Again, this is manufacturing lead times, shipping is not included in that.
    Also, i updated my shopping cart software a week a couple weeks ago, and somehow the shipping notification settings were changed, so up until today, no notifications were sent apparently. Sorry about that, i had no clue until recently.
    Cool - glad to hear it. I think I was in that batch - definitely did not get a shipping notification, but also not anything beyond the order confirmation. Sounds like the wait is almost over!

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    I got my 32t chainring and 18t cog this saturday very nice stuff however I was disappointed that I had to do some creative "file" work to get the cog to fit the cassette body of my stans ZTR hubs. Nonetheless five minutes of filing eased my mental chagrin and I'll more than likely be putting in another order shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    I got my 32t chainring and 18t cog this saturday very nice stuff however I was disappointed that I had to do some creative "file" work to get the cog to fit the cassette body of my stans ZTR hubs. Nonetheless five minutes of filing eased my mental chagrin and I'll more than likely be putting in another order shortly.
    I too had a tight fit on my hope hub but just kept rotating the splines until it went on without any effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    I too had a tight fit on my hope hub but just kept rotating the splines until it went on without any effort.
    trust me i flipped flopped rotated turned cussed and did a handstand trying to get that cog on the freehub body.

    i realize that cassette hub bodies are different from one manufacturer to another so i improvised.

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