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it is funny that he mentioned Bike shops, because that is where i work as a mechanic and where i was pulling the idea from. ;-)

you should def get something better going. don't want to mess up your good name by angering customers.
No s!@#, I work in a bike shop as a mechanic as well, I got the idea from my shop.

What kinda BMX are you riding? I had to sell mine last year when I moved away for school..it was so pimp . Titanium Profile hubs, Odyssey Race forks, Sunday bars, Mankind frame, it looked pimp!! (White/green with gold accents). I miss that thing so much..

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That sounds like a pretty good idea actually, similar to what Kevin suggested. Sometimes electronic just isn't the best way to go I guess.
Yeah, it works really well. I help you set it up if you want or whatever, it is pretty straightforward and it works very well.
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Just OOC, what do you do with units sent back?
Since the new ones can be completely disassembled I'd assume that he'd take them apart and use the spare parts to make up other orders.

Tbh, regardless of what goes wrong Alex, I don't expect that I'll ever lose faith in you, purely because I can completely understand from my own experience how difficult it is to try and create something for a person, have it done in a timely manner and not mess it up and still keep the customer happy. I'm an artist of sorts and used to take commissions to draw peoples kids or pets or whatever for them. The pay sucked ($100 for an A4 drawing which was way less than minimum wage because it would take about 15-20hrs to complete) and I found it immensely hard to draw people I didn't know. Celebrities are easy because they're everywhere and you recognise their personality and are familiar with their face. A few people got pretty impatient and in the end I gave up drawing altogether. It's not easy to appease customers if you haven't got a fantastic system put together.
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No s!@#, I work in a bike shop as a mechanic as well, I got the idea from my shop.

What kinda BMX are you riding? I had to sell mine last year when I moved away for school..it was so pimp . Titanium Profile hubs, Odyssey Race forks, Sunday bars, Mankind frame, it looked pimp!! (White/green with gold accents). I miss that thing so much..
I have an s&m ltf with odyssey hazard lite rims, proper magnelite hubs, fly cranks and bars.

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Since the new ones can be completely disassembled I'd assume that he'd take them apart and use the spare parts to make up other orders.

Tbh, regardless of what goes wrong Alex, I don't expect that I'll ever lose faith in you, purely because I can completely understand from my own experience how difficult it is to try and create something for a person, have it done in a timely manner and not mess it up and still keep the customer happy. I'm an artist of sorts and used to take commissions to draw peoples kids or pets or whatever for them. The pay sucked ($100 for an A4 drawing which was way less than minimum wage because it would take about 15-20hrs to complete) and I found it immensely hard to draw people I didn't know. Celebrities are easy because they're everywhere and you recognise their personality and are familiar with their face. A few people got pretty impatient and in the end I gave up drawing altogether. It's not easy to appease customers if you haven't got a fantastic system put together.
Don't get me wrong, I completely understand where and why the problems occur, and I sympathize. But there comes a point at which you do enough volume and you are well known enough that you have to step up to the expectations customers have of a business. That step from independent artisan to well known business/supplier can be a bit of a leap, but it is something that must be faced if you want to continue to grow.
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Originally Posted by nolonger View Post
Just OOC, what do you do with units sent back?
Use at least the Delrin caps, which cost a small fortune to have machined.

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Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx View Post
this.

The reservoir you sent me was one of the best made water cooling components I have ever seen. The workmanship was superb and it was a beautiful product, but it was not at all what I ordered.


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hey, any idea of when mine will be shipping?
Receipt number 2029-9175-0683-8422

ordered 9/4/2010
Tomorrow, the blood red 400mm Liquid Fusion with bare Delrin caps and normal ports correct?
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^^ All good ideas.

There is nothing wrong with the product you make, Alex, just the admin side of it is going wrong (from what i can see).
Yeah, and I understand that absolutely, which is why I'm trying to make some major changes. Ideally I'd like to close shop for 2 weeks and completely redo the way I do everything, but unfortunately if I stop...who knows what will go wrong.

So I'm just making a slow change. But, with that said, if any mistakes are made, my goal is always give my 100% towards my customers to help them out. Always have, always will.
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Use at least the Delrin caps, which cost a small fortune to have machined.







Tomorrow, the blood red 400mm Liquid Fusion with bare Delrin caps and normal ports correct?
yeah, correct man. thanks.
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Well, Frozen-Q has given me a tracking number for what is hopefully the correct thing this time.

He said to expect it Thursday, but the post office here likes to hold on to things being delivered to campus so I expect it to arrive something more like Monday or Tuesday.
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alright! I decided since the res should be here in the next few days and I have everything else I need to finish up here and waiting it was time to take Classy apart for her final round of serious modding!

this is how everything looked this morning:



and here is something to give you an idea of how long it has been since i have actually taken the time to work on my machine:



started taking out the easy to remove parts:





at this point I got to what i was most nervous about, draining the loop. I have never actually done it before and as i suspected, it is not as simple as opening up the fill port and pouring it out.

what I first tried was just pouring the water out of a hose plugged into the fillport, but there was sufficient suction in the line to keep the water from draining out like this. so my next thought was to set the case on it's front and pull the drain line off of the res completely and let it drain into a pot underneath, but there was still too much suction.

what finally worked was removing the return line coming from the mobo block to the res from the res so that the water would flow backward through the loop and out of what was the fill port line.

here is with the pump/res removed and the tubes tucked away to keep any drips from falling on the mobo:



pieces and parts:



and most everything pulled apart:



notice the CPU block is not in the picture. more on that coming up.

also, is anyone else excited to see all those parts put back into this case alongside the new ones?
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I'm really excited to see the new parts with the old parts
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