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    Mrazek Bikes, Are They Still Around?

    Hi All,

    Just bought a used Mrazek FS full suspension mountain bike frame that was never built up but missing the rear shock, rear derailleur hanger and for some reason the rear disc brake tabs are not drilled out.

    I email jeff and mrazek both and have not get a reply from them, I'd call the phone number on their web site many times and got a paint shop answering machine so I wonder if they are still in business? Anybody out there can tell me if they are around and what contact info I should use to get hold of them.

    My question is how do I got a replacement rear derailleur hanger? do i have to get it from Mrazek or I'm out of luck if they're out of business. I'd also like to know what rear shock spec does the frame will accept. I'd got a rought idea of 8" eye to eye with 2" shock throw but I like to be sure what the frame is design for. Once I got the right shock, how do I get the bushings for them to fit properly in the frame?

    Anyone with Mrazek FS bike out there can help me out, I'd appreciated, thanks Frank

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    I have emailed them rtwo months ago regarding their v brakes and got an answer within 24 hours. Maybe they are on holiday?

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    I email them two more times and still no reply. If anybody know a phone number that I can reach them in Oregon I'd be appreciated.

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    I'm just finishing a thread I started last year. Jeff at Mrazek finally email me back and kind enough to mail a replacement rear drailleur hanger to me so I can built up my frame. Its Mrazek FS and I think its one of their earlier FS frames. All I'm missing is a frame decal set but hats off to Jeff at Mrazek. If you want a rare bike or small bike producer Mrazek is pretty much it. I could hardly found any info's, reviews or feedback from other Mrazek owners.
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    What a great looking bike. I love the lines.

    I've been on my Mrazek hardtail since spring, and am getting along great with the bike. I love swoopy frame, which was my main attraction to it, and I've got no complaints of the way it rides. Jeff and Boh at Mrazek were both very accommodating with special requests to make this a Rohloff-ready frame.

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    After seeing your bike, I guess to call Mrazek a Specialty frame maker would be an understatement. Vary nice pleasing tangerine color! I'd also hear they can do custom geometry? 29er I guess. What is that extra black box hanging below the rear disc caliper? Your bike just have too many one-off stuff on it...eye candy for sure :-)

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    That's the one thing they won't do! I had a hard time with their geometry tables and wanted something inbetween the bike I got and the next larger size. Thankfully, they told me "No!" because the stock size fits like a 'T'.

    The extra goo-gaw is related to the Rohloff Speedhub. The disc-side vertical dropout is the big custom item on this frame: not only is it extra long to support the Speedhub's anti-torque tab, it's also extra-thick to brace against the torque the hub generates.
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    Just to let you guys know. 2 years ago I ordered 10 frames from Jeff Burnard at Mrazek. I own a bike hire company here in Ireland and have a stock of 200 bikes. I fancied the Mrazek frames so sent an order off. With 10,000 dollars. Since then I have only recieved ONE frame, and have been chasing Burnard for months trying to see what is going on. The way they have handled this order has been nothing short of appaling. BE CAREFUL dealing with this company.

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    That FS frame - is it a URT or a single pivot or what? Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    That FS frame - is it a URT or a single pivot or what? Just wondering.
    Its a sinlge pivot design and not an URT like the Trek Y bikes. Design to accept 80mm or 100mm of travel the frame have a Sant Cruz like quality that hide its weight vary well and solid feel that inspired confidence.

    Below is what the bike looks like right now.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3268583291/" title="Mrazek FS 1 by fjyang69, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3337/3268583291_ce3bf7e85e.jpg" width="500" height="312" alt="Mrazek FS 1" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3268578067/" title="Mrazek FS 5 by fjyang69, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3268578067_351e306866.jpg" width="500" height="383" alt="Mrazek FS 5" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3269402092/" title="Mrazek FS 3 by fjyang69, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3344/3269402092_5ddc6e45cf.jpg" width="500" height="365" alt="Mrazek FS 3" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcquaid
    Just to let you guys know. 2 years ago I ordered 10 frames from Jeff Burnard at Mrazek. I own a bike hire company here in Ireland and have a stock of 200 bikes. I fancied the Mrazek frames so sent an order off. With 10,000 dollars. Since then I have only recieved ONE frame, and have been chasing Burnard for months trying to see what is going on. The way they have handled this order has been nothing short of appaling. BE CAREFUL dealing with this company.
    I know their feedback is far from consistant, and from what I heard is that there is some health issues and transition conflicts but we'll never know the whole truth. I needed a frame decal set and after numerious attempt to get a response from Jeff I contacted Mrazek's European distributor, and Leslie get back with me right away and got my decals in due time so I guess you have to try different channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcquaid
    Just to let you guys know. 2 years ago I ordered 10 frames from Jeff Burnard at Mrazek. I own a bike hire company here in Ireland and have a stock of 200 bikes. I fancied the Mrazek frames so sent an order off. With 10,000 dollars. Since then I have only recieved ONE frame, and have been chasing Burnard for months trying to see what is going on. The way they have handled this order has been nothing short of appaling. BE CAREFUL dealing with this company.
    Did the frames ever arrive?

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    Mrazeks

    Frames still haven't arrived. But we're 'past that now'. A few months back Jeff told me I would get a full refund. 'been hounding him since. Getting a lot of ******** replies. Came home today to a letter from my bank. ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS from Jeff Randall Burnard, I'm not happy.

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    Ugh.

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcquaid
    ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS from Jeff Randall Burnard,
    Very sorry to hear that, Mr. M. Unexpected and very disappointing. Not to mention very harmful to you. Sad. Hope you can rise above.

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    No good Mrazek

    Ah it's terrible. A terrible way to conduct business. Never once did he or the Mrazeks contact me to tell me they were in financial difficulties, which they clearly were and probably are. But I guarantee you, there are not too many people who wired ten thousand dollars to this company in one go as downpayment for an order. I did. And that should mean they should put me up their list of 'priorities'. They obviously haven't. AND they know that I am a brother of the President of the world governing body for cycling, the U.C.I.

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    Me, someone, and me bro'...

    Dublin airport, a few weeks ago.

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles with Mrazek. At the time, I wasn't overly bothered that it took over a year to get my frame. Now, I'm looking back and breathing a sigh of relief. Whatever is going on is a crying shame -- they make some fun and unique bikes. I cringe that they might be throwing that all away with through bad business practices.
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    Well I just got an email from jeff Burnard over at Mrazek, asking me to delete my posting about his questionable attitude to refunding a fairly significant amount of money to me. Absolutely no question that he owes me this money, I have all his promises in the form of all the emails to and fro' over the past few years.

    Here's where I stand on the matter - I fully understand that the Mrazeks had personal/health issues with Boh Senior, and I empathise. But from the moment Boh got sick it was as if he hoped the order I placed for ten frames would disappear. That is no way to treat someone who just wired ten thousand dollars to your account.

    BUT, something in me believes Jeff Burnard is an honourable guy, and hasn't been trying to scam me. I believe that they did run in to all sorts of financial issues over the past couple of years and that I am probably not the only one who is owed money.

    A person is only as good as their word and honour. I hope Jeff doesn't let me down. And if he DOES refund me my money I will gladly let everyone on this forum know that he is an honourable man. Ball is in your court buddy.


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    Well, I like the trail.

    I owned a Boh FS briefly in around '99. It was maybe not the straightest frame out there and had some odd component compatiblity issues, but man was it fun to ride!

    For those who are not aware, there is a fantastic ~17 mile singletrack trail in Bend Oregon that is (I believe) named for Boh Sr. Mrazek and his family/employees did a lot of work on the trail and were very active in advocacy at the time.

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    Mrazek Back in Motion

    Thought I'd post an update to this thread as we are now back in motion. Things got very tough for us two weeks after Paul put in his order with a major medical emergency in Czech that shut us down for a year. It took quite awhile to get going again and the Mrazek family's first focus was on their domestic production which is primarily of tandems, tricycles, and recumbents for disabled cyclists. As of the fall of 2011 our normal supply of frames has become available for international riders again. Paul has received over $8000 back from his order which had to be canceled as well as a BOH F2 tandem frame. We told him the frame was a gift as an apology for the troubles and intend to get him one final payment as soon as possible. We never could have imagined the circumstances we've faced but believe our integrity and perseverance are helping us recover. Sincere thanks to everyone who has lent a hand. - Jeff

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