Re: [CR] Those Fake World Logo Brake hoods

Subject: Re: [CR] Those Fake World Logo Brake hoods
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 04:05:05 +0000

Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 18:22:33 -0500 From: <> To: <> Subject: [CR] Those Fake World Logo Brake hoods

I'd like to point out that a reproduction becomes a fake when an attempt at deception is made as to the item's origin. "Fake" does, justly, carry a strong negative connotation. I advise caution here. A very well respected List Member is marketing these hoods for $40 per pair and no attempt at deception is made on his part. I view it as a real service to the bike community. Like someone said, perhaps these will not rot away and fall apart as readily as the now very expensive originals. I sure hope so. At any rate let us be very careful not to label those purveying them as villainous, unless we see them trying to misrepresent them. I can state for a fact that the gentleman who offered them to me at the above price is a fine and honest fellow and I am more than willing to go to the mat with anyone suggesting otherwise. I am refraining from naming him here because of the negative vibes I have heard in describing these hoods from some folks. I would not be surprised to see this fellow weighing in on this very shortly. I am darn glad he is making these available and I have long hoped someone would do so. Tom Sanders Lansing, Mi

Tom: Not sure who you are talking about, but the seller I'm talking about is clearly deceiving buyers, and has told varying fictitious stories about the product's authenticity and origin to other CR list members. These fake hoods are quite easy to identify visually, BTW. Greg Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan