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purchasing bike frame from England(3 posts)

purchasing bike frame from Englandsilroadbike
Jul 17, 2002 6:02 PM
If anyone has ever bought a frame from Maestro in England, I would like to know if you phoned Mike to pay for the deposit or faxed your visa number. Also, if you called him, when is the best time? Is he reliable and would deliver as stated? Did you confirm the order by email, fax or telephone? When did you pay the final payment?
I did it by telephone.djg
Jul 18, 2002 6:20 AM
I bought a CT1 from Mike last fall. Since he had the frame I wanted in stock, there wasn't really any issue of a deposit. We traded a few emails, talked a couple of times on the phone, and when I decided to go ahead I just gave him the CC number over the phone.

Mike's not sitting at the phone every minute so you might trade calls a couple of times (some of the telephone calling cards are pretty cheap for calls to England, where I order a lot of my stuff). But he was absolutely reliable in terms of what he said he'd do and what he delivered. He gave me an excellent price on an in-stock CT1; swapped out the Star fork (with cut steerer) for the Force (uncut, out of the box) that I wanted; installed the headset races and bottom bracket and shipped the thing out in three days if I remember right (maybe 2, maybe 4). The frame had been very well packed and everything arrived true and without a scratch on it.

If you have any other questions feel free to send me email at gilmand@bulldog.georgetown.edu.
I bought a De Rosa Merak frame from Maestro last year.onespeed
Jul 18, 2002 6:46 AM
Did it all by email. Sent him the numbers and some specs for some additional odds and ends and they sent it all out promptly. Had no problems whatsoever. I dont even remember who I dealt with there.