8985 Haley Rd, Independence, OR 97351Add Hours
Wheelsmith Cycles Information ***Read Before Hiring****
I am currently in litigation with Wheelsmith Cycles and Bob Culbertson the owner over a custom chopper build he was supposed to complete for me. In October of 2010 I paid a $3,300 deposit to have a yamaha 650 custom chopper built. He showed me a rebuilt engine he had that would be used to build the bike we planned all the custom parts out and he took my cash. I was to pay the remaining $700 for the bike on delivery within a "few months".
After almost a year the only thing Bob could show me was a frame, which was unverifiable as even mine. The engine NEVER moved inside his shop from the back room where he first showed it to me, the frame was never even tabbed out. He showed me a seat that he sat on the frame and some wheels he was going to use for the build. I tried for months to get the frame so I could have it powder coated or painted to no avail.
I was continually given the run around, excuses, etc. to the point I had to sneak up to his property to catch him in his shop or he would hide in his house from me on multiple occasions. In one instance I drove up his short driveway very quickly and caught him running from his shop to his house.
After that incident we agreed mutually that he would not be able to build the bike, he had exhausted all the funds and accomplished nothing. Over the last 6 months I have contacted him consistently to retrieve my deposit with no avail. I am constantly bombarded with excuses and timelines that are never met. I have not recieved a singe penny back on the contract.
Bob is not even a registered corporation anymore, when he moved his shop out of Independence to his home on Haley Road he lost his corporation status. This can be verified with the Better Business Bureau as well as the Secretary of State of Oregon department of Corporate filings.
Also, if you search the internet you will find many posts from many customers who are involved over litigation on major deals he defaulted on or simply took the money and walked away.
I wish I had found out this information before doing business with him. Protect yourself BEFOREHAND and find someone else in Oregon to do your business with or eventually you will be scammed by this individual.