Je James Cycles

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Je James Cycles

Postby foxychick » 22 Nov 2016, 7:20pm

I recently ordered a giant talon 2 mountain bike and when the bike was delivered by mail order the front and rear gears had never even been set up and the back disc brake was rubbing badly. Also the front fork was fitted back to front and the bike had passed a full pdi check prior to dispatch.
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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby landsurfer » 22 Nov 2016, 7:33pm

And when you contacted JE James about these issues what was their response ???
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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby meic » 22 Nov 2016, 7:42pm

Also the front fork was fitted back to front

Werent the handlebars twisted to be in-line with the wheel so that it could fit in a box easily.
Then you have just twisted the wheel the wrong way before tightening the stemclamp?
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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby landsurfer » 22 Nov 2016, 7:45pm

lol lol lol ......... You Could Not Make It Up.
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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby foxychick » 22 Nov 2016, 7:47pm

I was passed from pillar to post and the only folk who could sort it out was the warranty department who never ever answer the phone, they did agree for me to take it to my local bike shop and they paid the cost of the ajustments. I emailed them on the 18th of november and asked them how did the bike pass a pdi prior to dispatch and just as i expected they have not replied. I have rang over 30 times but all you get is an answer machine.

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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby roubaixtuesday » 22 Nov 2016, 7:52pm

Moral of the story: Use your LBS?

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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby deliquium » 22 Nov 2016, 8:20pm

meic wrote:
Also the front fork was fitted back to front

Werent the handlebars twisted to be in-line with the wheel so that it could fit in a box easily.
Then you have just twisted the wheel the wrong way before tightening the stemclamp?


^^^ As Meic suggests - simple mistake maybe? - perhaps re-consider?

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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby JohnW » 22 Nov 2016, 10:12pm

BrianFox wrote:Moral of the story: Use your LBS?


Absolutely Brian - yeah.

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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby foxychick » 23 Nov 2016, 2:36pm

Here are the star ratings from the je james facebook page for customer services ratings. 28% gave 1 star and a further 7% gave 2 stars so 35% in total not happy with the company so i now realise it is not a one off incident that i suffered. I think the statistics speak for themselves.


5 stars 431
4 stars 104
3 stars 143
2 stars 78
1 stars 293
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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby meic » 23 Nov 2016, 2:45pm

Yma o Hyd

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Re: Je James Cycles You Could Not Make It Up.

Postby Spinners » 23 Nov 2016, 7:07pm

foxychick wrote:Here are the star ratings from the je james facebook page for customer services ratings. 28% gave 1 star and a further 7% gave 2 stars so 35% in total not happy with the company so i now realise it is not a one off incident that i suffered. I think the statistics speak for themselves.


5 stars 431
4 stars 104
3 stars 143
2 stars 78
1 stars 293


To be fair, there's more 4's and 5's than there are 1's and 2's.

Hope it works out for you.
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Re: Je James Cycles

Postby landsurfer » 23 Nov 2016, 7:33pm

Their my LBS in Rotherham.
Short staffed at weekends, probably the busiest time of the week !
Well to be honest, lots of staff chatting to each other in the repair section, and in the Road section, but they are unable to work tills, beneath them I expect.
Bought a £700 pound bike off them, guy wheels it towards me and says nothing.
I put my hand on it and he walked off with out a word. Nothing, not a sight of their super customer service.
They don't answer queries via their on line service.
And when you do see something on their website you want to buy there's no way of paying at checkout.

HOWEVER

They have lent me tools, showed me the route to getting discounts, ...... and .... now I start to write it down .... Not a lot more ....mmmmmm

Back to Decathlon ..... :D
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Re: Je James Cycles

Postby 100%JR » 1 Dec 2016, 1:42pm

I agree that the Fork issue could just be a simple error by the customer but here's my two pen'orth.

JEJames are my LBS.I live more or less the same distance from both the Rotherham and Sheffield stores and after many years I stopped dealing them both a few years ago.
Rotherham:-
Over the years I've bough probably 5 or 6 MTBs from them and can't fault the sales but it was the workshop I had issues with.Poor service.In the days before I did all servicing/repairs myself I used JEJames Rotherham but in the end I'd just had enough of their BS.It was daft things like taking a bike in for its 6 week check and it coming back with slipping gears etc but the last straw was when I took a Free-hub in as the Pawls were slipping.They had the Hub FIVE weeks...excuse?...waiting for a part.When I finally told them I had to have the wheel back as I was going away the part mysteriously appeared and I picked the wheel up en-route to the Lake District.Within 5 mins of setting off around Whinlatter Forest the free hub failed.Luckily there's a Bike shop there and he agreed to sort it there and then as I explained we'd just got there for a weeks MTBing.
When he removed the free hub the Pawls were shot and it was just packed with grease.In his opinion the Pawls were not new at all.He replaced them there and then so everything was fine.JEJames Rotherham refused any responsibility so I've never used them again.
Sheffield:-
I'd used the Sheffield shop alongside Rotherham and when a bike I bought needed a warranty fix on a Fork I had no option but to take it to Sheffield to have them send it back to the manufacturer.It came back quickly so all was going well until I picked the bike up.The Fork was a double-crown DH type job and I noticed that one of the stanchions was clamped lower than the other.When I asked if everything was OK I was told
"yes it's all working and tested".
"tested how"?
"ridden around the carpark and pumped a few times etc"
"so you've ridden it around and it's tested OK"
"yeah mate spot on"
I then pointed out that the fork was clamped wrongly and that riding and pumping what was in effect an out of line/twisted fork could have done untold damage :evil:
Cue much back-pedalling and rubbish about miscommunication and lad who installed it was off etc.
For such an established shop you'd have thought they'd employ better staff.

My mate was,for many years,the manager at the Sheffield Branch and he left because he was sick of all the hassle from irate customers due to poor service.
Many of the sales staff from Rotherham left and set up a company called Uber-bike.They sell own brand stuff (think Superstar Components) and have a little workshop.I haven't used the workshop as I now do everything myself but have heard good reports.

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Re: Je James Cycles

Postby foxychick » 1 Dec 2016, 4:23pm

Thank you for your very interesting post about je james cycles ibbo68. I emailed them 13 days ago asking how my bike had passed a full pdi inspection and yet arrived in the state it did, i still await their reply, am i surprised? To be honest not really as they just pass you from one person to another and the warranty department who were the only ones that could resolve my issue never ever answer the phone. To be honest i do not think that the bike had even been touched since coming from the giant factory in taiwan.