Chu did me right with a pair of SR80s he bought and recabled from another Head-Fier. (see above) Recable job is very nice, and I was wearing these cans about 48 hours after I sent payment. Very pleased with this purchase and Chu's workmanship.
Edit: turns out after a couple of days of normal use the solder didn't hold as the left channel met the plug. I emailed Chu about it and immediately he gave me the choice of a full refund or he would fix it and send it back, paying for shipping both ways. This was totally outstanding on his part and I took the refund only because I was getting the SR80s just as a test run for higher-end Grados. So overall I have to say I had an overwhelmingly positive experience buying from Chu and he's a really stand-up guy if something goes wrong.