Unhappy Sick Bicycles Customers. BEWARE!

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  • PrinceJohn
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    I have just asked the pre-order question. Guess the toxicity of the forum has rubbed off on me.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Also I love the idea that two years ago 29ers “were still pretty taboo”.

    A 29er in 2017?! Holy ****! Mind. Blown. Too rad.

    Leaders of the nu skool.

    Now saying they didn’t think Hannahs’s questions were asked in Good faith, and whatever he said would be used against him.

    **** them. I hope they go down in flames. Truly sorry to those who may lose out because of it.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Nigel Havers

    My son’s girlfriend had to deal deal with that horrible man and his “don’t you know who I am” rant.

    I rather deal with sick bikes than that weasel.

    philxx1975
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    Any of anything been delivered yet?

    What happened to FTW working for them on the kickstarter that they took money for?

    £20k wasn’t it?

    Premier Icon Bez
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    My son’s girlfriend had to deal deal with that horrible man and his “don’t you know who I am” rant.

    I remember to recall he’s got strong form on hating people riding bikes, too.

    Premier Icon andybrad
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    oooof

    sickbicycles
    @ran_shot_first All questions asked by both magazines were answered. However it is displayed by the journalist is not up to us. We can only provide the information.
    ran_shot_first
    @sickbicycles so hannah at singletrack is lying at the end of the feature

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    What happened to FTW working for them on the kickstarter that they took money for?

    £20k wasn’t it?

    Nope, only £8,246 ($10,674)

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gnarpoon-a-hardcore-fs-mtb-made-in-usa#/

    It was the high pivot gearbox bike Tom Howard fancied that raised £22,706 ($29,391)

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sleipnir-a-world-beating-mountain-bike-from-sick#/

    Don’t hear much about the progress on these though

    sickbicycles
    @ran_shot_first All questions asked by both magazines were answered. However it is displayed by the journalist is not up to us. We can only provide the information.

    sickbicycles
    @missionsystem Then honestly I’m a bit confused as they say in the article they have spoken to me, personally, several times. Did I answer the questions at the bottom of the article, no

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    My son’s girlfriend had to deal deal with that horrible man and his “don’t you know who I am” rant.

    I rather deal with sick bikes than that weasel.

    Maybe he should be worried then.

    :O

    Premier Icon akira
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    So now the situation is they don’t deliver bikes that have been paid for and you can’t order bikes. Not sure where they go from here.

    What happened to FTW working for them

    Had a looked his IG last night, some lovely looking stuff on there, including neo-retro Accutrax forks!

    Nothing that looked even remotely Sick, however…

    Premier Icon Bez
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    From Sick on IG: “this is exactly I was trying to get away from…the outcome will be me getting called a liar.”

    Seems to me that the obvious way to get away from that is to stop lying. But that would be bad for business. And by business I mean revenue.

    Edit: Seems the pre-order pages have been removed in the last hour. Better late than never, I guess.

    nicko74
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    Every time I see that bike posted up there (Gnarcissist??), it looks very wrong. I’m not a bike builder, but the geometry of it seems designed to make it fold where the top tube joins the seat tube…

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    I’m starting to wonder if this scheme isn’t coming out of Nigeria and somehow related to a Prince requiring funds so he can release some bent bits of metal that are currently held in customs..

    🤣🤷‍♂️

    PrinceJohn
    Member

    Edit: Seems the pre-order pages have been removed in the last hour. Better late than never, I guess.

    @Bez – I think that was only because I asked the directly on instagram…

    Why did you say in the pink bike interview that you’re no longer taking pre orders? But you can still pre order frames on your website?

    sickbicycles
    @zach1977 it’s actually a mistake that it looks like you can get them – the stock is zeroed out – so you shouldn’t be able to complete it

    sickbicycles
    @zach1977 but for clarity I have hidden them now

    Piss up & brewery spring to mind.

    mashr
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    As I can’t comment these days…….. anyone feel like asking about the CCJ?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    So now the situation is they don’t deliver bikes that have been paid for and you can’t order bikes. Not sure where they go from here.

    Back to the T-shirts, I assume.

    philxx1975
    Member

    Any amount of money, that putting things right means people get a £150 frame despite paying over the odds for their home-built crap.

    Posting pics of said crap from the years gone by now just to seem like they are currently attention whoring as usual active.

    Despite that maybe they’re going to be a massive success and the “Haterz” are going to get owned in epic style.

    Premier Icon Bez
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    it’s actually a mistake that it looks like you can get them

    And with that he provides what seems to be the most pithy summary of the entire Sick operation I’ve read so far.

    danposs86
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    singletrackmag
    @sickbicycles Hi! Now we can comment – seems there was a delay between ‘follow’ and ‘comment’ abilities. We think you’re being a bit misleading. Yes, you’ve talked to us, but you haven’t answered the specific questions we sent to you, or given us a written quote as a generic statement to include in the article. Out questions still stand, feel free to answer them at any time.

    From their insta.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Looks like someone’s asked about the CCJ too, no response as yet.

    danposs86
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    ran_shot_first
    @sickbicycles you say in your own comment up there that all questions were answered. Now you say they aren’t. Guys. Come on

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    sickbicycles
    @ran_shot_first I frankly think this is just getting ludicrous now. Even in my livestream yesterday I mentioned the questions Hannah wanted me to answer. If I felt things were in good faith I would be more comfortable answering them. We have had a phone call, I thought that was the interview, that’s why my name is mentioned several times. I certainly didn’t accuse anyone of lying. And honestly this is exactly the thing I was trying to get away from. Spending all day going backwards and forwards, when the outcome will be me getting called a liar or whatever. It’s hardly productive

    dannyh
    Member

    If I felt things were in good faith I would be more comfortable answering them.

    Meaning: Unless you ask powder puff questions and I get to promote my site and get more preorders to keep my pyramid scheme from collapsing, I won’t answer.

    Spending all day going backwards and forwards, when the outcome will be me getting called a liar or whatever. It’s hardly productive

    Meaning: I don’t like being exposed as a fraud like this, particularly when I need some more preorders to prevent the pyramid scheme collapsing.

    Just as an aside, why would stock levels not being zeroed or indeed being zero have any influence on preorders for frames that haven’t been built yet? Not built yet = can’t be in stock. I’d love to see these clowns trying to produce a set of accounts!

    dannyh
    Member

    And FWIW, whatever the level of incompetence or deceit that got us to this point, they cannot be unaware that they are now just acting dishonestly.

    Personally I doubt there is a snowball’s chance in hell that all orders are going to be honoured and all refunds given.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Just as an aside, why would stock levels not being zeroed or indeed being zero have any influence on preorders for frames that haven’t been built yet?

    The “stock” is just a qty manually assigned to the item (obviously there should be some logic behind it), it won’t be a fully automated amazon warehouse style operation, it’ll be done by hand.

    So for example if they knew the next batch would be 50 frames they’d allocate 50 stock to the pre-order, the system will be set up to refuse orders for which there is zero stock so would prevent people being able to order frames that won’t get produced as part of the batch.
    The stock system has no concept of whether the item is a preorder frame, physical stock of a frame or a t shirt, they’re just text descriptors.

    Of course in the particular case the system appears to have been given 10^z stock so that doesn’t hold.

    “you tell us to get our house in order”

    A) they didn’t
    B) who talks like that (apart from people who live in the internet)
    3) the forum isn’t the mag (thank funk)
    D) they really didn’t

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    That’s some next level of ‘support’ they have going. 😲

    Premier Icon joemmo
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    My favourite comment on that Instagram post is from ser_trauma_charlie who seems to have been recently thawed out after being cryogenically frozen in 1979.

    Premier Icon spev
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    It’s staggering that they keep rolling out “we got bigger quicker” and ” it got out of control” but never really apologise. The seem to think that appealing to the raging sycophants on IG is a better business idea than sorting out the customers who are actually waiting for frames.
    If the feckless **** actually had my frames Id still have them, I’d peel the stickers off and cover the head badge but i’d still use it. Unfortunately they would rather piss me off and lie to me.
    Lets see how long it is before they delete my latest comment on the latest IG post 🙂

    “YOU BE A DICKHEAD ON THE INTERNET, WE’RE GONNA FIGHT YOU.”

    Did they ever fight anyone?

    Premier Icon spev
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    Not as far as I know, which is a shame.

    Did they ever fight anyone?

    I’m guessing Mr Neck Beard and his gimp would soil their supe-rad pantaloons if they ever stumbled into a real world encounter with one of their less-than-impressed ‘customers’.

    mashr
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    I assume Hannah will be the next in like for a fight

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    It’s like watching an NCAP test slo-mo.

    Sick!

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Just had a look at their Insta – who on earth are thse people following them?

    What a truly weird situation. One guy applauding them for “fire and honesty not often seen” WTF.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Jordan does an interesting YouTube video on how to use bots to get IG followers.

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