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  • Flotec Suspension-closed?
  • ad4m
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    As title says – have they shut up shop then?

    Website is down, Google shows it as permanently shut, so looks like it.

    Premier Icon mashr
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    Facebook page is up and running

    hainman
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    Had a mate comment on this last week said he couldn’t get any answer when he foned them all day
    He noticed website was down too but Facebook page was showing as the were open

    Premier Icon Rick Draper
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    Yes they have closed I’m afraid.

    Premier Icon lightfighter762
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    That is sad. They were my suspension source. I was up there last week and thought it weird the signs were gone. Last Sunday.

    stevemuzzy
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    Not surprised, know 3 people (including me) who had really bad service, he had 2 goes at my fork and it still wasn’t right and ruined a mates set of 36s.

    philjunior
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    Oh FFS I need someone to look at my forks. Any other places that I can send a set of Marzocchis that need the air spring sorted to?

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    Ben at Basecamp or Andy at Stirling Bike Doctor.

    submarined
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    Yes, TF and Silverfish for starters.

    he had 2 goes at my fork and it still wasn’t right and ruined a mates set of 36s.

    For the last couple of years Taj has been away spannering for a factory team, leaving others to run his business.

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    stevemuzzy

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    Not surprised, know 3 people (including me) who had really bad service, he had 2 goes at my fork and it still wasn’t right and ruined a mates set of 36s.

    Add me to that list. It was an unusual combination of treating the customer like an inconvenience then proceeding to do a half-arsed job that stopped me going back (this was when it was definitely Taj doing the work). Felt bad for the guy that ran the shop in Linlithgow, when he was there, it seemed like he was having to handle quite a lot of flak

    Premier Icon Fat-boy-fat
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    On the subject of who to send your folks to … Andy Laing at Stirling Bike Doctor will do a good job for you. If he can’t handle the level of damage/etc. that you’ve got, he’ll quickly steer you to Silverfish or TFTuned.

    Premier Icon mashr
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    Good to know thanks

    Premier Icon whyter
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    Ah, it wasn’t just me then that got a service then had issues (Reba – bushings had play – “all OK, just needed service” – then gouge on lower stanchion about month later and worse play).  Pity, as the prices were keen vs. TF Tuned etc.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Pity, as the prices were keen vs. TF Tuned etc.

    Maybe there’s a reason TF charge what they do?

    Premier Icon DickBarton
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    John at Greenrig Cycles in Falkirk is rather good at suspension servicing and set up as well. Seems well priced.

    alishand
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    Yup, thirds for Andy at Stirling Bike Doctor.

    Also, his instagram is full of wonderful bike repair wizardy – worth a gander.

    Stirling Bike Doctor

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    +another for Andy at Stirling bike doctor.

    He has done a few forks and couple of shocks with us.

    There is a reason he is busy….

    benv
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    Bookmarked.

    Used Flotec for servicing and repairs a handful of times in the past and found them pretty efficient, good value and high standard of work each time. Do most work myself these days, but handy to know there are other options.

    Really sad to hear. Can only say that I’ve been sending my lad’s suspension to Flotec for the last few years and the workmanship, and customer service from Jules, have been superb.

    Has anybody got any experience of Silk in Rotherham or Bounce in Preston (2 dedicated suspension service places nearer home)? Alternatively, anybody who services via mail order and doesn’t have rip-off prices?

    Cheers

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    @grislywhite Slik n Slide in Macclesfield are very, very good and roughly in the right area I think?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Used https://www.rsfsus.co.uk/ many times been good and very helpful to me.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Bounce are good and very diligent with their work

    poah
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    They have gone full time with Fox

    stanfree
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    Lewis or gary at Bike and Spanner in Edinburgh are also good with suspension.

    infidel
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    I’ve had good service from j-tech and Tim at Fork English was great though I am not sure if he’s still in business

    Another vote for rick @slickanslide in Macclesfield gvie him a shout on instagram or email/phone, quick turnaround, great knowledge and very friendly and helpful, can post in/drop off/collect etc

    Premier Icon jsync
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    Also another vote for rick @slickanslide in Macclesfield

    Big-Bud
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    Been a massive fan of tf tuned over the years .Ruth is a joy to deal with and Murray always there to help when work was been done however the last few years I’ve had issues with work that was unsatisfactory.but something has changed ..staff perhaps
    Been called dude on the phone might seem cool and light hearted but the relaxed attitude on these 2 last occasions was also reflected in The work .

    Hi Bigbud,

    Thanks for the comments, if there is ever an issue with any aspect of our service then please, always, give me a call. In the meantime I’ll remind the younger members of staff that not everyone speaks ‘yoof’ 😀

    Thanks, Ruth@TFT

    Andy Laing at Stirling Bike Doctor

    Cheers (you and everyone else) for the heads up, that’s just along from my sister in law and a damn sight closer than Dunkeld.

    Premier Icon thered
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    Slick and Slide in Macc you say, not far from me and I never knew.

    Premier Icon timmys
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    Plush is now my go to for squidgy bits

    https://www.plushsuspensiontuning.co.uk

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