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Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Thank you Trevor, I will keep far away from them anyway.

Luckily the inferior quality can be spotted from a distance. But for the newcomers, who have not seen a original set to compare, it is a real danger.

BR Michiel

email (option): m.wijbenga@hotmail.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

The guy is a disgrace. Do not use him for any refurbish unless you want to get ripped off as he did to me.
I am praying for the day when I come face to face with the crook and get my £600 back for the absolute crap job he did on my M20 girders.
The quote was to get them back to perfect standard condition and the shite that he submitted was utter fraud.

If you read this Jake, know that sooner or later I will stand face to face and we will sort things out.

To anyone who considers using this rip off merchant, go throw your money out the window, its better value for money than this.

Yes I am bitter, but rather listen to my rant than get stung.
The guy is a crook. Tells you bullsh#t to get your money then creates any kind of crap excuse to keep it.
Don't do it, go find a proper engineer to do it properly.
Darren

PS. Anyone who defends this cheating fraud is just as bad as he is. Perhaps hoping for a kick back on a cheap job, don't believe it.

email (option): d.wrudd at Sky.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

I left my forks with him in 2011 and he says now that he sold them to pay for storage.Go and get them back asap,if he hasn't already sold them

email (option): alangrey007@hotmail.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

very active on facebook. almost daily.

https://www.facebook.com/jakevintage/

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Hello Darren.Please write a review on his webb site so other people don't get ripped off,thanks..Alan

email (option): alangrey007@hotmail.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

I can concur with Darren regarding his job...In the past Jake has done a few sets for me and made a good job of them but it seems things have changed...
I was shocked at the poor workmanship that had been carried out and the obvious deviations from the correct specifications on a set of forks that were supposed to be standard..Happily, at the time, I was able to supply Darren with all the correct parts that ultimately enabled him to rectify things...
Unfortunately the fact remains he was basically ripped off in my opinion...Ian

email (option): ian@wright52.plus.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Having met Jake a couple of times and been supplied some parts by him and also seen some incredible looking 'Castle' forks that he made from scratch for a Brough. I was very disappointed when my WM20 forks came back about 3 weeks after I sent them to him as the rod brake lug was bent completely out of shape. I was able to re-shape it to my reasonable satisfaction..........But the huge disappointment was that he'd made my fork bushes from 'sintered/oilite' bronze, and they turned to lace tissue paper in under 1000 miles.

My local engineer re-bushed them with the correct bronze and I've done thousands of miles since. He has the ability! I really can't understand what he's playing at??

Ron :confused:

email (option): ronpier@talk21.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

And I still can't thank you enough Ian.
There are some good guys around and even when all seems to conspire against you, up step lads like Ian Wright and Ron Pier to show you that everyone is not just on the take and that there really are some genuine good eggs about 👍
Darren

email (option): d.wrudd at Sky.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Shame about your forks Darren.Original girder forks are worth a lot of money.That's probably why he sold mine.Do you know if you got the originals back?He might be selling customers originals for a thousand pounds or more,and returning indian copies.Find out before your forks fail.

email (option): alangrey007@hotmail.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Alan Grey
Shame about your forks Darren.Original girder forks are worth a lot of money.That's probably why he sold mine.Do you know if you got the originals back?He might be selling customers originals for a thousand pounds or more,and returning indian copies.Find out before your forks fail.
Does anybody here have a set of forks that will fit my 1936 Empire Star?It's a 500cc,completely original.Joke Robbings doesn't have passion for motorbikes,only himself.Have you seen his video clips?He thinks he's Evel Knievel!Ridiculous!He's a bloody thief and a narcissist

email (option): alangrey007@hotmail.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Hi Alan,
I do believe they were the original forks although the extra set of fork links were never returned.
I'm have them on the wall in the den, as a lesson to never go back.
I was lucky enough to find another set which I have refurbished myself and rebushed.
With Ian's help with parts, they are pretty good.
Darren

email (option): d.wrudd at Sky.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Alan,

Send me a PM. I have the 1936 Empire Star forks blades. I have 3 1936 ES bikes so I collected some spares along the way.

Regards,
Leon

email (option): leonhop3_at_planet_dot.nl

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

As I said, there are some good fellas around. Well done Leon 👏👏

email (option): d.wrudd at Sky.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Hi Alan.

As we both know we have already discussed this issue several times now.
I will clarify it for for you one last time: the reason they where sold was because we carried out the work and then you vanished for 7 years without paying your outstanding bill.
You made no effort to contact me and also never tried to visit as if you had you would have got your forks back.
I Work at the workshop Monday to Friday 9-5.
It was with great regret after seeking legal advice i had to sell your forks to cover the unpaid invoice you had left me with.
I run a small business reliant on turnover,you are the first customer who has ever done this.

email (option): jakevinteng@aol.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Hi Darren.

I don't remember you making contact over any problems,although this was a long time ago.
With regards to the price, prices can vary and extra jobs are found throughout the recondition.
hence the original quote rising.

There are overtones of aggression, if there is a genuine problem please take it up via a court of law.
Your threatening language will not be tolerated.

email (option): jakevinteng@aol.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Jake

Several years back you contacted me to pay a final 1250$ telling me the forks were completed.

I never heard from you again although I attempted to contact you.

Ron Pier had good had good things to say about you and I decided to put some faith into it.

Folks like you are valued craftsman and I thought working with you would help us both.

I paid the price for being wrong. But worse is that others who believed in your attempts to provide a service like Ian, were slighted as well.

Hope your business is doing well.

Henri

email (option): unpob@yahoo.com

Re: Jake Robbins is alive and well

Very convenient, You don't remember !!
I suggest you think hard.

I am a small businessman with 35 years in the bearings and engineering industry.
Never have I come across a worse experience of lies and deceit in a business deal.
A quotation is just that, a quotation. After seeing a set of forks which are not the most complicated of items, what 'extras' can turn up.

You come back out of the woodwork in fake disbelief to try and blag someone else into believing your promises.
You sir are a disgrace and still owe me £850refund for the terrible work that you performed after promising a refurb back to best standards which would 'go straight back on the bike'

It should be obvious by now that many people are more than upset with your quality of work, so draw a line under this and don't sully this wonderful forum any further.
If you need to contact me, you should still have my details.

email (option): d.wrudd at Sky.com

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