okay... as things continue to change....
Check this out!!!!
After sending my post on 05-02-2005 09:13 AM... I have had even better issues come up!
My mechanic (Shawn Martis) contact Barnums (Denise) and she was very aware of me and my bike.... (for obvious reasons to some of you)... and very eager to help once we got the bike apart! "Great!" I thought...
On top of all this, the Shawn hadn't put my right rear 'passenger' peg back on, nor had given me the requested 'old' parts from my bike (even though I had seen them when the bike was half apart). (So I have a bike with one rear "Baja Designs" rear passenger peg at this time)
I had been busy with work and everything else... trying to get my bike back up to Shawn to tear it down and do more investigating (as we know think the Carillo Rod has a problem and has been the main problem possibly... looking for thousands of an inch instead of a glaring problem). Also, he was to ship me back the items like the peg and old parts prior to me getting the bike back to him (he only lives 45min from me).
During all this... his dad had problems and had to be admitted to the hospital. His dad lived in TX so he flew home. I kept in touch as best I could... and waited for him to give me hopefully good news on not only his dad... but when he's to return home. ...the proposed date he had given me to come home had passed... and by about 2 weeks. I decided to call. And call... and call... Hmmm, never did I get an answer. Nor a call back.
First thought - his dad had maybe become complicated and he was taking time away from it all.
Second thought - He didn't want to deal with me anymore (I don't blame him really... however he "guaranteed" his work).
Well... yesterday (about 5+ weeks since his supposed return home date) I went by his house, only to come to an EMPTY PLACE! HE and HIS roomate had moved out 3 days prior to me showing up. AHHHHHHH!!!!
The neighbor who happened to be out front let me know one of them moved to Chicago... and one to NY or something. He's hard of hearing, so I'm not sure he has his places correct... but damn, I think I just got screwed AGAIN! (Hopefully I'm jumping the gun a bit and everything with Shawn is okay... with his dad and all. But without a return call in weeks... I'm not holding my breath. Shawn seemed like such a 'cool' guy and so willing to help, as well as very knowledgeable)
... now, I'll need to take my bike up to Barnum's... and do what I should have done day one. This is one of those NIGHTMARE things... And I STILL don't have a working bike. I'm so flustered by it all....
FEEL MY PAIN!
(oh... and no list. I can't afford at the moment to buy a new bike. It's the last on the priority list)