So, to make a long story short...I have been putting money aside this summer to do Yaffe 12" Monkey Bars, Monotubes, and chrome front end on my 2011 RGC. I ordered the bars from Phat Performance they arrived quickly, and I brought them along with the chrome front end kit to the local indy shop I use. The mechanic quoted my $1500 to install the bars, braided cables, Progressive Monotubes and installation of the chrome forks.
I tried to explain to him about the countless threads I have read on wiring the monkey bars, and was brushed off with "yeah, I do them all the time." So I leave the shop psyched that the mods are getting done.
Fast forward 3 days, I get a call from the mechanic telling me that the bars are impossible to wire, and that he is way over the price he quoted me. He then goes on to bad mouth the bars, and say due to the bends the wire integrity will be compromised over time. He also states that he had no idea that I was bringing him bars like these.
I explain that I have several friends with the bars, and that they are a super popular product, and that they can in fact be wired. I can tell that he doesn't want to hear it, and is done trying to wire the bars.
I ask what my options are and he explains either pick different bars, or pick up your bike. So wanting my bike back in one piece I order WO502's, great product, just not what I wanted.
So now I have a set of 12" Yaffe's that I am not sure if I can return, the original box has been discarded, and bars on my bike that I don't know if I will like. I am picking the bike up this afternoon, and am really disappointed in the way this was handled, and that I had to settle with a product.
I'm not letting this stress me out, I know there are people in this world that would love my problems.