Friday, January 23, 2015

In which I become a famous bike company store operator


You didn't know I was a bike company store operator? Neither did I. Lately a couple of people contacted me about race-bicycles. It says they are based at 185 Warehouse in Taichung and their manager is James Murray. James is a friend of mine, and I know he doesn't work at this company, and neither do I, although there is my picture above his name on their About page.  I've been to 185 Warehouse many times, and never seen nor heard of this firm. I'm sure they'll correct this error about who their store manager is. I'm pretty sure I'm not managing a bike store, although that would explain my fatigue recently...

UPDATE: In case it is not clear, race-bicycles used my picture without permission, I am not connected to them.
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10 comments:

Marc said...

A rather more sophisticated level of scam from the usual Indonesian hijinks. They even hijacked The Turton!

les said...

Oh boy, James sure put on weight in a hurry and look how much more grey hair he's grown in the last few months!

Anonymous said...

Wow, watch out IRS may come after you if you're politically incorrect. LOL!

Bill said...

I note that the dizzying parade of prestigious brands for which Race Cycles is the "EXCLUSIVE DEALER" includes both Giant and Shimano. Ambitious.

al said...

it even accepts bitcoin!

Anonymous said...

I got scammed. $2499.00 I feel sick, so upset and mad at myself for falling into this. Fuck them.

Simon Carrier said...

Hi just bought a bike from them. I researched couldn't find anything to say it was a scam. I now see it is. Can anyone tell me if you got any money back? At all and if you did how did you go about it. Think I just got done for $1500. They won't reply to any of my emails.

Simon Carrier said...

Hi I got scammed on the 14/03/2015 for $1500 and I'm in the UK. ANYONE get any money back?

Michael Turton said...

Wish I could help, but I can't.

Michael

Simon Carrier said...

No worries Michael not your fault. Just wana try get some back going to try report their page to google. I wonder if anyone was able to get some money back. If you ever find the guys address let me know. I'll fly over and pay them a visit with my baseball bat.