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    Anybody know what's going on with variwall tube availability? Seems like they are out of stock alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boedie View Post
    Anybody know what's going on with variwall tube availability? Seems like they are out of stock alot.
    Thanks,
    Chris
    I was just trying to buy some stuff there with the same result.


    They may have come onboard with to many SKU's and are winnowing it down to what sells?



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    Default Re: Variwall

    Same thing here. No joy emailing for answers from the rep,I used to deal with.
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    Default Re: Variwall

    Well poop, I've even called and left voice mails. Just when you find a decent tubing manufacturer.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boedie View Post
    Well poop, I've even called and left voice mails. Just when you find a decent tubing manufacturer.......
    Dang, really?

    FWIW, this is why I'm buying a lot of Columbus and Dedacciai (Always have except for MTB DT's but they are caught up now) as they have it down and if they go we are going with them.



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    Default Re: Variwall

    I guess it's the domestic appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boedie View Post
    I guess it's the domestic appeal.

    Chris Boedeker
    I get it.

    But they need volume - and I know the irony of this in that you wish to buy it.


    They came on deck with a ton of oddball tubes, like ones I can't even figure the use of, and which they DO have in stock, like this:

    TXH286PENT-INT-2 – Vari-Wall Bicycles, Inc.


    They need to pare it down to what people want.

    It used to be they made the seat posts to the size that the tube and wall thickness dictated and not the other way around and that's causing issues on the steel front.


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    I think that oddball one is supposed to be for seatmast types. Seems thin way up there though. But what do I know -- I've never built or ridden an integrates mast frame.

    Only thing I've ever ordered from them was the bent seat tube for 31.6 seatposts. That order went smoothly, but that was also over 6 months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Tollefson View Post
    I think that oddball one .
    Is merely an example.

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    Agreed. Several butt profiles had me scratching my head and worried that I would end up with something I wasn't expecting because I missed a transition length that was extra short or something. There are several of their tubes I really like but some that I like are out of stock which is frustrating.

    Butt profiles aside, within the past month, I placed an online order and I received the tubes within a week. And I like that I get a hand written note with each order.

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    Hmm. My email to Chris @ Variwall has gone unanswered.

    What a bummer! I hope the biz over all is doing alright.
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    Yup, I'm finding the same thing: Unanswered emails and phone calls. I've left multiple voicemails and can only get the receptionist on the line. She has assured me that Chris is in the building and has hand delivered a message for me but, still I hear nothing. I hope things are going alright. I need some of that "weird" tubing that I can't find anywhere else.
     

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