Poll

Rate them

Excellent
38 (80.9%)
Good
5 (10.6%)
Ok
3 (6.4%)
Bad
1 (2.1%)
Awful
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 34

Author Topic: Hubjub  (Read 12526 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. Mine has SPDs.
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

  • Bright are the stars that shine Dark is the sky
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:

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.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

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.