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Any news on Kickstand Magazine

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by GameBent, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. GameBent

    GameBent

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    It's been nearly six months since the last issue of Kickstand Magazine.
    Just curious to know if they're still around. Has anyone spoken to or written to any Kickstand employees lately?
     
  2. Tailwinds

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    An issue was released, like, 2 months ago....... :?:

    Yikes, second thought, time flies.... been since October, soooo, 4 months :roll:
     
  3. mikesbikes36

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    yeah i was just wondering bout that myself .....should b a few more months ... :D its a good rag tho
     
  4. layflat78

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    I wish I would get mine! I paid for a subscription in the beginning of Sept. and have not seen issue 1. I have e-mailed them 3 times and have not received any responses! Any suggestions past what I have done?
     
  5. expjawa

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    The last issue I received came at the end of October. I recall that because I took it with me to the SEMA show. I hope the subscription is for a given number of issues rather than annual, because my year is almost up and I've only gotten two. While I understand the complications of putting together an independant magazine for a specialized topic, it would still have to be phenominal to justify $10/issue with lots of outstanding content. And frankly, it is neat, but it isn't phenominal, and the content is kinda thin.
     
  6. DaBigKahuna

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    Just got a back issue I ordered about 2 weeks ago. Seemed to come in a reasonable amount of time.
     
  7. menzorro

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    I started to ask for this magazine for Christmas but glad I didn't.
     
  8. bobby jimmy

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    I like to type the truth in this window but I delete it. I don't have time for the aggravation. Bicycles make me smile and I will keep it that way.
     
  9. layflat78

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    I feel the same way! I have now emailed them 5 times and tried to cancel my order, still NO RESPONSE!
     
  10. kensmurray

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    Man I'm glad I read this post, I was getting ready to subscribe.
    Kenny
     
  11. chepe13

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    I am just not a fan of KSM, Definitely regret getting my subscription. They are way too short and lacking in artlicles for how long they take to get sent out.
     
  12. irideiam

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    Anyone get issue #10, yet?
     
  13. mikesbikes36

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    sure would b nice 2 see a new one sometime .....been a while !!!
     
  14. expjawa

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    Yeah, the last one I received was late October. Seven (7!) months ago. I don't expect that I'll renew. Frankly, if a member on this site was selling parts with the same reliability, I expect that he'd have been banned some time ago, based on recent observation...
     
  15. CeeBee

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    Ironically, right after I read this post I hit the "Back" button only to see a banner ad for Kickstand at the top of the page. Hmmmm :roll:
     
  16. GameBent

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    I am also not a fan of Kickstand or it's leader. Every time I inquire about when the next issue will be released and why it's taking so long, all I get are excuses and accusations of harassment. I'm a professional writer and offered to help for free, but was blown off. I asked for a refund after two issues, and never heard from him again. I really don't think they're worthy of advertisement on RRB.
     
  17. deven_science

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    So, with this all in mind, does anyone else know if there's another rat bike magazine to look into? Most bike magazines I've seen are about long distance riding, or MTB's. I can't find any about cruisers, etc.
     
  18. axsepul

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    Good question!
     
  19. GameBent

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    Kudos on finding a silver lining...
     
  20. Santee

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    They are not very Professional at all. Its pretty "Bush League" not answering requests for some sort of explaination..........October since the last issue??????? Come on Man!!!! :cry:
     

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