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#1 2012-12-18 9:51am

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So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

I brought in my Shimano DX pedals to get coated, and when I got them back, the plastic end caps to them were missing! mad
I went back there, and the guy was like, "Are they replaceable?" I said, "Yeah, but these were 29 years old!"

He got my number and is looking for them, but that was this morning, his shop is not that big.

Way to F** up my birthday also!! madmadroll


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#2 2012-12-18 9:53am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

What kind of dummy doesn't take his parts apart BEFORE dropping them off?


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#3 2012-12-18 9:54am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

if they were powder coated, doesnt that mean they went in to an oven to be cured?

so...bye bye plastic end caps?

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#4 2012-12-18 9:55am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

The sympathy shown so far is overwhelming. lol


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#5 2012-12-18 9:56am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

I was just asking...hope I am wrong and the guy took them off but... neutral

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#6 2012-12-18 9:57am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

lol

I brought them to the guy and asked him if I needed to take them apart. He said, "No, not a problem, I'll do it"
I showed him how to unscrew the cap also. Young kid, think it was his first day, or he knew nothing about Old School. roll


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#7 2012-12-18 9:59am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

tim1218 wrote:

lol

I brought them to the guy and asked him if I needed to take them apart. He said, "No, not a problem, I'll do it"
I showed him how to unscrew the cap also. Young kid, think it was his first day, or he knew nothing about Old School. roll

ahh...


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#8 2012-12-18 9:59am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

That sucks for sure, but at least you CAN get replacements.


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#9 2012-12-18 10:07am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

Yeah, stevenbven had them cheap. There is a set on here, but for $75?
Get the F** outta here roll


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#10 2012-12-18 10:08am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

[sarcasm]I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot believe that some noob at a coating plant did not give a shift about your pedals/endcaps.roll [/sarcasm, off]

Did you think the kid, who is probably younger than your pedals, give a shift about your parts?

Do you make it a practice to bring in whole parts/pieces/assemblies for coating/inspection/repair, hoping to pick them up complete as you left them, when the employee you left them with only cares about one thing?  The money in your wallet....

If your inner self answered yes, you need to change that practice.

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#11 2012-12-18 10:18am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

sucks about your caps, but Happy Birthday! big_smile

my wifes birthday too, I may get lucky wink


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#12 2012-12-18 10:21am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

tim1218 wrote:

Yeah, stevenbven had them cheap. There is a set on here, but for $75?
Get the F** outta here :rolleyes:

75 bux?! Wtf...


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#13 2012-12-18 10:21am

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#14 2012-12-18 10:22am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

whyzee wrote:

[sarcasm]I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot believe that some noob at a coating plant did not give a shift about your pedals/endcaps.roll [/sarcasm, off]

Did you think the kid, who is probably younger than your pedals, give a shift about your parts?

Do you make it a practice to bring in whole parts/pieces/assemblies for coating/inspection/repair, hoping to pick them up complete as you left them, when the employee you left them with only cares about one thing?  The money in your wallet....

If your inner self answered yes, you need to change that practice.

The school of hard knocks is always open for enrollment.

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#15 2012-12-18 10:22am

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#16 2012-12-18 10:23am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

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[sarcasm]I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot believe that some noob at a coating plant did not give a shift about your pedals/endcaps.roll [/sarcasm, off]

Did you think the kid, who is probably younger than your pedals, give a shift about your parts?

Do you make it a practice to bring in whole parts/pieces/assemblies for coating/inspection/repair, hoping to pick them up complete as you left them, when the employee you left them with only cares about one thing?  The money in your wallet....

If your inner self answered yes, you need to change that practice.

The school of hard knocks is always open for enrollment.

Thank god dad's here to chime in with a life lesson tongue


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#17 2012-12-18 10:24am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

tbone5446 wrote:

sucks about your caps, but Happy Birthday! big_smile

my wifes birthday too, I may get lucky wink

Yeah, my birthday, but wife has her Friend, strike 2.............hmmroll


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#18 2012-12-18 10:25am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

When taking things to the powdercoater, I find it best to do all the prep work I can before I give it to them.  Everything gets baked at around 400F, so High temp masking tape and anything that could melt should be removed.  Also degrease thoroughly as the grease wicks it's way out under heat.  Make the coaters job as easy as you can and you will end up with better end results.
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#19 2012-12-18 10:33am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

I'd take everything apart and never leave anything with a "professional" that they do not need. I would not want him even taking my dx pedals apart. I'll guarantee he poked a hole in those caps with a screw driver to pry them off. They mostly likely lost your bearings and hardware too. You had to screw those caps off with a watch back remover. The powder coater ruined them no matter how he tried to remove them. Even if you asked him to keep them they would have been fubar unless he knew what he was doing. Still suck but you have to think.


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#20 2012-12-18 10:33am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

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whyzee wrote:

[sarcasm]I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot believe that some noob at a coating plant did not give a shift about your pedals/endcaps.roll [/sarcasm, off]

Did you think the kid, who is probably younger than your pedals, give a shift about your parts?

Do you make it a practice to bring in whole parts/pieces/assemblies for coating/inspection/repair, hoping to pick them up complete as you left them, when the employee you left them with only cares about one thing?  The money in your wallet....

If your inner self answered yes, you need to change that practice.

The school of hard knocks is always open for enrollment.

Thank god dad's here to chime in with a life lesson tongue

LOL big_smile you made a funny....some little people call me Grandpa wink

FYI, I didnt want to come right out and say 'DUMBASS, what did you expect?'

I find it best to not say anything on the internet, to someone, that I wouldnt say to their face. Therefor my first post smile

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#21 2012-12-18 10:38am

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esw wrote:

I'd take everything apart and never leave anything with a "professional" that they do not need. I would not want him even taking my dx pedals apart. I'll guarantee he poked a hole in those caps with a screw driver to pry them off. They mostly likely lost your bearings and hardware too. You had to screw those caps off with a watch back remover. The powder coater ruined them no matter how he tried to remove them. Even if you asked him to keep them they would have been fubar unless he knew what he was doing. Still suck but you have to think.

10-4, Roger that....


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#22 2012-12-18 10:41am

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I am the owl... wrote:

whyzee wrote:

[sarcasm]I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot believe that some noob at a coating plant did not give a shift about your pedals/endcaps.roll [/sarcasm, off]

Did you think the kid, who is probably younger than your pedals, give a shift about your parts?

Do you make it a practice to bring in whole parts/pieces/assemblies for coating/inspection/repair, hoping to pick them up complete as you left them, when the employee you left them with only cares about one thing?  The money in your wallet....

If your inner self answered yes, you need to change that practice.

The school of hard knocks is always open for enrollment.

Thank god dad's here to chime in with a life lesson tongue

LOL big_smile you made a funny....some little people call me Grandpa wink

FYI, I didnt want to come right out and say 'DUMBASS, what did you expect?'

I find it best to not say anything on the internet, to someone, that I wouldnt say to their face. Therefor my first post smile

Just bustin yer chops wink


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#23 2012-12-18 10:42am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/78076

Here are some repops for $75!!

Send him a bill.


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#24 2012-12-18 10:52am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

esw wrote:

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/78076

Here are some repops for $75!!

Send him a bill.

I can buy a new set for $60 and keep the end caps.
Oh, and how AM I the dumbass, when the douche told me not to worry about it and he'd take them apart?
I know I should have been more prepared, but this company has seen MANY bike parts come through there.
You really think he baked the end caps on there? The guy may be dumb, but not blind. hmm

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#25 2012-12-18 10:55am

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Re: So I think the powdercoater lost the end caps to my DXs!

yikes that sucks but he probly never lost them. just destroyed them removing them. so tost in to trash can.sad


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