This had me pretty wound up ..
Bit of a story, but here goes ..
I ordered a set of carbon wheels off ebay the other week. When they arrived I realised the hub would not fit my new 11speed cassette.
Only option was to buy an 11speed hub and swap them over.
Decided to get a local shop in Risca to build it. Last Saturday I took in the rim, hub, spokes and nipples .. and fella said he would build it for £25 .. sweet!
He phones me Monday, and says the non driveside spokes are couple mill too short. He said he will have to order me longer spokes. This will cost me £2 each for the 12 new ones.
I asked him what spokes .. cos I have never paid more than £1 for a spoke ... DTswiss spokes he says.
Fair enough I think. Twice as expensive as I can get them online .. but LBS prices eh!!
Wednesday I ring him up to see if its ready. Spokes not in yet, but he will ring me later to let me know ... no phone call comes later.
I ring him Thursday. Spokes still not in he says. He will ring me later to let me know. Does not ring me again later to let me know..
I ring him Friday. Spokes in he says. Only problem is that the red nipples I gave him do not fit the new DTswiss spokes he fitting .. do I mind if he fits silver nipples ... just fit them I say, spoke colour no big deal to me.
Finally I pick up wheel. Looks nice. £49 altogether ( £25 build & £24 for the 12 new DTswiss spokes ).
When I get in I fit rim tape. I notice a couple of threads showing on the non drive side spokes .. the spokes he said were the DTswiss ones he had to order ..
On closer look I can see all spokes, including the ones he said were DTswiss, were the mac spokes I had given him .. the flange were all clearly marked with an M ... not the DTswiss emblem.
He had charged me £24 extra .. and used the spokes I had given him. The only thing he had changed were the spoke nipples in an attempt to dupe me into thinking he had swapped spokes.
Went to his shop first thing this morning.
Soon as he opened his door I was there.
He looked at me, and the look on his face told me he knew why I was there.
I asked him what he was playing at by trying to con me. He tried to say he had charged me £24 for changing the 12 nipples on non drive side ... so I reminded him he had said he swapped them cos they didnt fit the new DTswiss spokes he was supposed to have fitted.
He had no answer. Just started mumbling something about he had made a mix up.
I got a refund. But what madness for him to even try such a blatant con job.
I dont imagine for one second I am the 1st person he has tried to thief off.
As for the shops name .. all I will say is that it sounds similar to Fartin Gashfield Bikles