Originally Posted by Rob Hinton
I was hoping to avoid all this, this here is the story.
Steve Kairl & John Lawson ordered a crank each from JPM via me, I talked them both into buying JPMs cranks over Titan cranks because I believe that his cranks are better, and of JPMs contribution to classic racing, we have done business many times before and not had any problem.
As John stated both monies were paid to me at around about 12/5/12 and I immediately sent the money to JPM in full for the cranks, Steve Kairl also wanted a cylinder head made also and a head wad sent over for that purpose.
On the 6/6/12 I received an email from JPM asking for the addresses of John & Steve to send the cranks, he also said he was under the pump as Rijeka ICGP was coming up and he had not got any of his KRs ready yet, so I told him to fix the KRs 1st then do the cranks, as racing is the biggest part of his business and reputation.
At around 4/7/12 I got an email from John Lawson asking for an update on the cranks, that night I sent an email to JPM asking for the same update, I did not receive a reply, again on the 12/7/12 I sent another email to JPM asking please for an update as John was getting quite aggravated, to this moment I have not had any emails from JPM answering my inquiries.
I find out today via this website that the cranks were sent yesterday, so now I guess I know as much as anybody.
In defence of JPM there was another ICGP meeting at Brands Hatch last week and I suppose that would have put him back a bit.
perhaps not aggrevated more impatient perhaps . but as you Know I dont build my own engines I give them to the specialists , who are kind enough to fit my jobs in with their busy work commitments . and due to lack of proper timing and preparation on my part I turned up at The Island and the B.Sheene with untried machines and had failures at both .
I vowed to give myself time and a couple of ride days etc. so as not to let this situation happen again . one email could have saved all this hassle .