|Ultimate Repair Stand Update||Mel Erickson|
Sep 17, 2003 11:49 AM
|A while back I responded to a question about bike stands and recommended the Ultimate Consumer stand. I also said I had a problem with the locking collar that adjusts the height of the stand. The collar was cracking. I was having trouble reaching Ultimate to deal with the problem. Well, just got off the phone with Brett from Ultimate and he's sending out a new collar. Seems they had a bad batch of collars (not cured right from their supplier) that slipped through. We chatted a while, really nice guy. Thanks Brett for the good service.|
|cool deal||JS Haiku Shop|
Sep 17, 2003 11:53 AM
|I have an ultimate pro that might soon need a new rubber coating on the part of the clamp that grips the frame/seatpost. any tips on getting in touch?|
|Mel, stop by to see where the repair stand magic happens........||2melow|
Sep 17, 2003 1:19 PM
|...when you come visit Colorado. I'll give you the grand tour of our manufacturing facility.
Thanks for the props. JS Haiku Shop - call me at 800.525.5628 and ask for Brett. I'll get you hooked up with some replacement jaws.
Below, Ultimate stands ready for the clamping head assembly process. Each made one at a time with care (and Kim pictured spanks 20something year olds on our Wednesday night worlds group rides too.)
|I'll definitely take you up on that||Mel Erickson|
Sep 17, 2003 5:08 PM
|I'll probably be in Ft. Collins in January helping my son move in. I'll give you a ring. Thanks for the invite. Your facility reminds me of the small business my family owns. Real hands on manufacturing. Thanks for the peek into the inner workings.|
|80,000 sq/ft small?||2melow|
Sep 17, 2003 6:50 PM
|The bike repair and storage stands are just a small part of Ultimate. The other 95% is "Chris King headset quality" music speaker stands, guitar stands, drum stands, keyboard stands, mic stands, etc. Your repair stand is actually a modified pro audio speaker stand with a clamping head. Simple, yet very functional.
See you in January! Bring your MTB, i'll show you and your son the local goods if he rides.
|I was judging from your picture||Mel Erickson|
Sep 18, 2003 7:36 AM
|It looks like a small shop. 80,000 is not small. I knew you produced alot of equipment for the music industry because a Google search turns up the music web site. In fact it's a little difficult to find the bicycling related web site. Right now my son is just a casual rider but I'm hoping that living in such a good cycling area will jump start his interest. If we have room I'll bring my bike. Thanks again for the invite.|
|Need to pay more attention...||godot|
Sep 18, 2003 11:22 AM
|Didn't realize you were located in Fort Collins. Guess it's a bonus that a local company makes a product I really like.
Been on the WNW ride, it hurts, a lot.