Poll

Rate them

Excellent
39 (79.6%)
Good
6 (12.2%)
Ok
3 (6.1%)
Bad
1 (2%)
Awful
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 36

Author Topic: Hubjub  (Read 14385 times)

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2010, 10:11:55 pm »
I expect Will would have sent a bunch of flowers and hand-delivered the correct item, had you called him about it.
Never tell me the odds.

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: Hubjub
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2011, 11:09:09 am »
Thread bump for another "excellent" vote.

I needed a sprocket for a Nexus hub - doesn't sound too extreme.  Until it's not for a 1/8" chain, or even a 3/32" chain, but for a Gates Carbon-Drive Belt.  Phil Wood in the US of Transpondia make the things, and Will of HubJub just added a very pricey item to his next order.  And the item is available in a wide range of number-of-teeth, so I could get the ratios I wanted.
Be Naughty; save Santa a trip

marcusjb

  • Full of bon courage.
    • Occasional wittering
Re: Hubjub
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2012, 07:25:28 am »
http://road.cc/content/news/57928-fixed-boutique-hubjub-cease-trading

Sad news. He is such a nice guy to deal with. Wish him all the best for whatever his next endeavour is.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2012, 07:29:02 am »
That is indeed, really sad :(

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2012, 08:11:54 am »
Sad, yes, especially Will getting scammed. Hope he does find a buyer

Jakob

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2012, 08:31:23 am »
Bah, that sucks. It was the best online shop I ever used and Will would go out his way to get stuff for you, be it a 50p bolt or a 300 quid obscure NJS stem.
I dropped him a note and said thanks for the service he provided.

marcusjb

  • Full of bon courage.
    • Occasional wittering
Re: Hubjub
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2012, 09:29:43 am »
It sort of sad that suppliers are not interested in dealing with a non bricks and mortar specialist shop, even if someone were to take on the name.

I know the flipside is that supporting bricks and mortar shops is really important and the big Internet-only companies are a real challenge for small suppliers; but as the bike industry becomes ever more commoditised, there has to be room for small specialists both online and real world.

A niche, expert with a small carefully selected product offering should be a valuable outlet for many of these companies.

 
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Hubjub
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2012, 10:19:47 am »
Oh no!  :(

<gets credit card out before stock disappears>

d.

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2012, 11:38:43 am »
Sad news. Will was always excellent to deal with.

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2012, 07:36:44 pm »
Has anyone here been made redundant recently and doesn't know what to do with btheir payoff?
Never tell me the odds.

dasmoth

  • Techno-optimist
Re: Hubjub
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2012, 11:10:55 am »
Has anyone here been made redundant recently and doesn't know what to do with btheir payoff?

Sadly probably wouldn't work out:

Quote from: Hubjub
Unless you have a bricks-and-mortar bikeshop that has been trading for at least a year or two, we're likely wasting each others' time if we talk about a sale.
Half term's when the traffic becomes mysteriously less bad for a week.

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2012, 11:27:08 am »
That is complete pants news  :(

I bought from Will a few times and was always a great service.  Their demise will create quite a gap in the market IMO as they supplied some great stuff.  Bloody nobber suppliers!

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2012, 03:18:16 pm »
I see that Hubjub has now been taken over by Heart of Wales bikes. I hope it all works out and that they keep stocking tasty items.

On that front I see they have the wider heat-treated version of the Nitto Noodle bars, but at a hell of a price.

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2012, 07:53:33 pm »
Velo solo is an alternative for many things

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2012, 08:17:02 pm »
On that front I see they have the wider heat-treated version of the Nitto Noodle bars, but at a hell of a price.

Blimey £83!  I thought mine were pricey when I paid just over 50 for them

Nice 'bars mind!

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Hubjub
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2012, 08:38:18 pm »
Is it just me, or does the HubJub site lack a search function or index?  There's a list of manufacturers, but I don't know which one makes the widget I want and I can't see a way of searching for $WIDGET.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2014, 01:43:58 pm »
Has anyone used them since being taken over by Heart of Wales Bikes?

I ordered some rims on Wednesday and haven't had a communication since.

Possibly I'm too used to the instant gratification of internet orders.  The rims are a bit esoteric (H Plus Son TB14s in hard anodised grey) so might need to be sourced.

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2014, 01:48:19 pm »
I've used them twice since the change over and I've no complaints. 
Praise though! I ordered a 48 chain ring and bolts. The 48 was out of stock, this was after my order was confirmed, so they sent the bolts FOC and refunded all the money.  :thumbsup:

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Hubjub
« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2017, 02:45:00 pm »
Ordered a stem yesterday, it arrived today. Super quick! Even better, it arrived wrapped up in a piece of Japanese newspaper.  :thumbsup: I'd actually have appreciated a choice of delivery method if it meant a cheaper method could be selected, as I'm not in that much of a hurry for it. Nevertheless, it's good and they were still cheaper overall than anyone else who had this item.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: Hubjub
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2018, 01:11:38 pm »
Ordered a chainset, which turned up quickly.  They seem a spent force, though - EAI sprockets are usually out of stock now, and they were the only importer.  VeloSolo are competing for the same market.
Never tell me the odds.