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Scammed by Nemesis Project Cycles a.k.a Brad Hodges

Discussion in 'Bad Sellers or Scams' started by northshorerat, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. jonKranked

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    i wonder how many people got scammed by his black friday special?
     

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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    does "discounted shipping" mean "free" because he really has no intention of shipping anything?
     
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    This thread is awesome. Completely forgot the nonsense I went through to get my frame 4 years ago.

    EDIT - especially how the people who were defending him and calling me out (i.e. dexter, etc) have subsequently posted in this thread with similar issues.

    Ah, internets.
     
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    This thread keeps going... and going... and going...

     
  6. mongoose2231

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    Wow, it has been a while since I got around to coming back here and checking this thread, Anyway, after what is now a lengthy 3 years and 10 months, I am still out $1250, plus 500 dollars in custom machined parts that I had sent this guy. Somehow, I have a feeling that Karma will get his fruity arse. Biatch...
     
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    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Where is this guy located out of now? I have to know a lawyer in that state. Someone needs to be sued, then maybe a little Casino Royale torture...

     
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  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Isn't Brad's last name "Hodges" not "Hodge"?
     
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    Last time I checked (a month ago), he was still in Sacramento, California or the surrounding areas.
     
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    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Well if everyone who has been ripped off by this guy want to get together, I have some lawyer buddies in that area who would do it for a song.
     
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    mongoose2231 Chimp

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    perhaps we should get together and sue him for all he got.
     
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    make sure you check statute of limitations...
     
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    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    California is two years from the date of injury. So as he's now cut off contact with most of you, I'd hurry up and get my ducks in a row.
     
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    I'd be in on it. If I could only get my custom parts back it'd be awesome. The money might be a lost cause. Who else wants in on this thing? Lets sue this moron.
     
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    If anyone's looking for a Secret Agent frame, I'll sell mine. Just sitting in the box, was only built for a short time before I had to move.
     
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    Can I sue him to recoup $$ for lost time spent reading about his asshattery?
     
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    Buyer beware...
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Dirt, add Da Peach to my list of people I am going to sue. Just for practice. :think: Canadians...:D
     
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    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Do Canadians even have courts? And what would you sue her for, Monopoly money?
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Loonies and Twoonies...plus a couple cases of Molson.

    Wonder how ole Brad Hodges is doing these days..
     
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    bump for the lulz :rofl:

    whatever happened to this guy?
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^
    Stay classy fellas!
     
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    as a known stoner, he should love kid cudi
     
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    Very tempted to troll him on the FB...just for lolz...
     
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    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    If it was Kudi's second album his response was good by me, good lord that was a **** album!

    Ask him for a fat tyre fixie because you need a fixie for the next(or a couple of seasons time) snow season. My bike with Nem Pro bits has sat still so long the rims are on the ground, might have to take it out for a roll.
     
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    turn it into a bong and ask for a refund
     
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    Looks like this guy the new Kalomtb...
     
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    Was that the same douche as Beyond Bikes? Bike Bling etc.......
     
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    Wow, crazy time for a bump I was out using my Nem Pro fork today, built an xc bike up from scraps and had to choose between a Nem Pro fork or a Kowa, Nem Pro wins hahaha.
     
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    Yow. That's a few bucks to give away.

    Did you make the recipient promise he could ride it but could never speak its brand name?
     
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    No, no, that guy was "Sam" "Kerry" etc. Airbomb, other businesses. Kalo was a different scammer. "Bret" I think was the proprietor's real name.

    Met him in person once after I had my dust-up with him; he was a friend of another rider in our old SoCal group. Didn't know who he was until after the day of riding. I think he knew who I was by the way he slyly introduced himself as the "owner of one of the biggest Internet bike shops there is."

    Search MTBR or google for Kalo or Kalomtb and you'll see the many sad sagas he instigated. Guy was a pathological bull****ter and, like all pathological bull****ters, was a pro at playing himself as the hapless victim of circumstance.

    Like the post office continually "lost" many, many customers' bikes that took months for him to obtain and assemble, but he then miraculously pulled one of his ass 3 weeks later after the alleged loss. After he said my bike was lost, I told him to cancel my order and refund my money; he told me "oh, darn, the replacement just went out! Enjoy it!" When I got the box, it was dated a day or two after he told me it had shipped. Called frame mfr, who told me they'd only shipped him one frame for me about a month ago, and that he had not gotten any others in that model/size/color. Sent the box back to him and got my credit card reversed.

    **** that asshole.
     
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    You sent him an empty box and kept the frame?
     
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    Me? No way. I sent the whole ****ing thing back. I don't do business with cheesy scammers. The guy relied on keeping people in torturous wait for their bikes, and so many stories ended with "well, I got the bike after he did [insert outrageous BS here] so I kept it, even though [insert something wrong with the build here]." That stuff doesn't fly with me, so I sent it back b/c I had proof he had lied to me about shipping it when he had not done so. He doesn't deserve my business and he deserves a financial penalty of being stuck with a built custom bike he'll have to sell at a lesser profit or a loss.

    Someone who loses 30 or so bikes a year in USPS isn't unlucky; he's a bald-faced liar.
     
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