Waiting for a frame



Quick Shifter

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I ordered a hand-made frame, via a UK importer, from Italy 13 months ago. I was told that delivery would be about 4 months, but am still waiting. I understand that there have been supply problems and that demand has been unprecedented, but I am worried that I am being scammed.

I paid a non-returnable deposit, so I would have to resort to court action to recover my money, and I can't help wondering that, if frames are in short supply, would the shop just use my frame to fulfil an order for a complete bicycle, which would be much more profitable for the shop. In other words, would the shop sit twiddling their thumbs waiting for frames to come in, when they could be building bikes with the frames that DO get delivered?

I enquired with a UK frame builder who told me that delivery would take 9 months, and at this rate if I ordered from them it would still be here quicker!

What do people here think?
 

Quick Shifter

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I must add that another shop has quoted me a waiting time of eight months for the same frame, but whether that is an accurate estimate is anyone's guess.