A lot of you have been waiting for the 60th anniversary cranks from TA Specialities. We were told they would arrive in January. Our importer just spoke with the factory and was told that they are not ready and they don't have an estimated delivery time.
The pedals are also in great demand. TA says the first run of pedals since they repaired their molds have quality problems and will not be shipped. I don't know if this means the new molds are not working or if there is some other problem.
Many of us in the bike biz as well as our customers are very disappointed. I think we'll stop taking reservations for TA products. When, or if, they show up, great, but it looks like we can't count on them to deliver on time.
There are other product delays as well. Honjo says they now need 4 months lead time for fenders. Our order will finally be finished this month. I guess Honjo fenders are getting popular. We have seen similar delays from other manufacturers. Is this a sign that demand for cyclo-touring products is growing?
06 February, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 12:21:00 PM