Unhappy Sick Bicycles Customers. BEWARE!

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  • mashr
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    Still a whiff of STW not wanting to upset Sick

    Premier Icon duckman
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    Reports qtip for being a big hitter with a second log in….

    scuttler
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    From what I’ve seen over the last week or so on here and Pinkbike, if it was my hard-earned I’d be gunning for them. And using the very same medium that they use to promote themselves in the first place. I posted the linkedin thing on the other thread (surprised that no one else already had), make no apology for it and categorically refute the claim of ‘witch hunt’.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Still a whiff of STW not wanting to upset Sick

    Yet both threads remain.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Still a whiff of STW not wanting to upset Sick

    Yet both threads remain.

    Yeah, and as have others where co’s have taken a kicking. Plus from what I’ve seen in the past, STW don’t take too well to being asked to remove stuff, just because a brand doesn’t like it. They have to stick to thier own rules tho

    I still think there is merit in it staying open though. Even if the witchhunty stuff is deleted

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    I’m sure STW would have sent an investigative reporter if Sick were based somewhere mountainous and sunny but, y’know, Worthing.  Everyone was suddenly busy 🙂

    PrinceJohn
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    Some interesting comments on their Instagram.
    Including what I feel is a very poor business model.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Yeah that’s the post I was referring to.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I like the so how do you know what to charge 🙂 that went over his head….

    and where am I supposed to float my ideas about new business start ups designed to remove peoples hard earned taxed income from their wallets? answer me that?

    Now, about the £1 sandwich shop . . . .

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    Have to ask…

    Have Sick! blamed Brexit yet for their problems?

    Possibly the uncertainty the process has caused to our great friend and trading partner, Peru?

    Premier Icon nuke
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    that went over his head….

    What really goes over their heads is that the recent negative threads about Sick only exist on STW & Pinkbike because they’re not delivering frames bought & paid for months ago. If they’d actually delivered the frames people had ordered, its more likely we’d be getting new bike threads with Sick bike frames…might change folks mind on previous impressions of them & generate some sales. But hey, they’re doing great…they dont need our sort buying from them 🙄

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Possibly the uncertainty the process has caused to our great friend and trading partner, Peru?

    You jest but Seville is in Spain which is in Europe. Seville is where marmalade oranges come from so leaving the EU poses significant risks to the availability of marmalade in the UK and thusly jeopardises the supply of marmalade sandwiches, which everyone knows are a Peruvian’s favourite food so could massively impact their desire to deal with the UK. Certainly no grizzly would be likely to travel here instead of remaining in Peru without access to such food stuffs.

    wooahhh
    Rewind that for me
    Marmalade is going to rationed from March 29th ? Hth did get into this mess
    Its like Deja Vue all over again , are there going to be marmalde ration books like in 1942 ?
    Is there going to be a black market economey for breakfast preserves?
    Do I need to liquidate some assets and go N-1 to buy in stocks of this dwindling natural resource like right now, this minute?
    Holy crapola batman

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    From their perspective…

    What really goes over their heads on is that the recent negative threads about Sick only exist on STW & Pinkbike because they’re not delivering frames bought & paid for months ago. If they’d actually delivered the frames people had ordered, its more likely we’d be getting new bike threads with Sick bike frames…might change folks mind on previous impressions of them & generate some sales. But hey, we’re doing great… we dont need your sort buying from us just the teenagers buying tshirts who are happy, instaspam our brand and buy things we can deliver

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Marmalade stocks are going to be shredded by Brexit.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    @singletrack mind

    Don’t worry, seaborne frieght have taken money up front…

    qtip
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    Reports qtip for being a big hitter with a second log in….

    I’m intrigued. a) Why? b) You got anyone in mind?

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Marmalade stocks are going to be shredded by Brexit.

    Blame the conserveatives.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Blame the conserveatives

    I know they’re fond of oranges but that seems a bit unfair.

    Blame the conserveatives.

    Quality LOLs

    and the winner of the internet today is bearnecessities .-aptly

    stmachreth
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    There’s a Sick frame going on ebay. Guy should jack up the price. Seller’s market

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    There’s a Sick frame going on ebay. Guy should jack up the price. Seller’s market

    For the full effect he should also not bother shipping it but keep saying it will be there soon

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    their replies (and which questions they choose to reply to) show they absolutely have no intention of changing their ‘business model’. They’re almost relishing in the frustration of people who’ve given them money for nothing.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Marmalade stocks are going to be shredded by Brexit.

    Golly!

    their replies (and which questions they choose to reply to) show they absolutely have no intention of changing their ‘business model’

    But, they’re just like Canyon. Apparently.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    But, they’re just like Canyon. Apparently.

    Up it with no paddle?

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    I think they are confusing Canyon with crayons…

    my dyslexic eyes re wrote that ‘ But , they’re just like Crayons. Apparently’
    Good for drawing stickmen mum and dad on a hill with a massive gap between the green hill they are standing on , and the blue sky above . When you are 5 .
    And you run home full of enthusiasm and your mum blu – tacs the awful shit diorama on the fridge and gets you a big glass of kia-ora as a reward Whilst she quietly sips gin to ease herself into the evening

    alanl
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    Now, about the £1 sandwich shop . . . .

    Too late, it’s been done already:
    Pound Bakery

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    stmachreth

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    There’s a Sick frame going on ebay. Guy should jack up the price. Seller’s market

    Sick! Should buy that…. Then they would at least have one frame to shift!

    I think you might be on to something there Poop.
    Sick! could probably get a few more deposits for the new Invisiporn model they are due to launch this spring
    Get an Insta Frenzy going on the lucky customer’s bike being lovingly wrapped in bubble wrap , with placcy axles going in to protect the stays. The photos of the bubbled wrapped bike being boxed up , and collected by a smiling chap in a TNT polo shirt ( best not show the ones where he launches it into the back of his Ford Cargo.)
    Than another photo of the super grateful customers bikebox being delivered by the same smiling TNT man. Then the new owner gets to unwrap his bike like all of his xmassses have come at once. High 5’s all round and fist bumps bro.
    Its a marketing man ( or womans ) wet dream come true .

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    FFS! Marmalade can’t even escape from Brexit.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Ha! Questions started getting tough on the insta. ‘What’s going on on STW and PB, are they making it up? The comments are pretty damning’

    Comment (and the half dozen leading up to it) deleted.

    sirromj
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    But hey, we’re doing great… we dont need your sort buying from us just the 40-somethings buying tshirts who are happy, instaspam our brand and buy things we can deliver

    FTFY

    Have you checked out the AM:FS FS frame?

    …We wanted to capture the feel of a great steel hardtail, but with 150mm travel out back…

    Not just me is it?

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    ^^ lol, no, it isn’t just you!😆

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    From sirromj link

    Please note, we can offer this incredible price due to the  preorder nature of this frame. Full global delivery will be circa 15st May 2019.

    15st? I think that date could have been a little undecided 😄

    Wow that looks like a proper gopping BSO with those wheels.

    I can also hear the shock screaming already from the loadings from that flexy back end.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    They just seem to be repeating the same mistakes. I mean I don’t really care – it’s their business and I wont be buying, but when you see how hard Cy @ Cotic, Dan Stanton, Sam @ Singular, Joe @ Starling, BTR and loads of others have worked to refine and generate confidence in their designs and really put themselves out there and bent over backwards to be open, apologise for mistakes, etc it’s no wonder that we’re a bit dumbfounded by Sick!

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but the old Taiwanese business model used to be save up enough for a batch of frames, generate a little hype on the way while they get built, then as soon as they are on a boat, start taking orders. As soon as you’ve got some firm orders and you see a pattern of which sizes/colours sell, then you place your second order which should arrive 2 months after the first frames hit the UK. If you flew over a couple of frames to check personally, then you can correct any mistakes/make improvements in time for ordering the second batch.
    In the meantime you’ve got a load of ‘New Bike Day’ posts of people raving about your frame so that you can sell out the second batch as soon as it gets on the boat.

    Then slowly work your way away from this model, into one where you hold stock and customers don’t have to wait or gamble any more.

    Then, when everyone is happy that you’re a decent sort of company, eventually launch a new model 🙂

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