Kurt Sperry wrote:
> I'd think that an abundant supply of faithful, inexpensive, counterfeit
> World Logo hoods, provided they are of good quality (better than original
> hopefully!), would be all to the upside. I see no losers from a collector's
> perspective, except maybe a few people stockpiling originals for resale.
> Everyone else wins. The scarcity and value of the originals has made keeping
> my bikes- and hoods are high profile, something that can be seen at first
> glance to be correct or not- period correct practically impossible.
> Needless to say, anyone that is trying to pass off fakes as the real thing
> and asking the price of originals deserves nothing but contempt. But I'd
> think a ridiculously low price and a wink would be sufficient disclosure
> just as one knows full well that the cheap decal sets on Ebay are most
> likely repros.
Playing the devil's advocate here...
Some time ago, Campy closed down an outfit that was making globe-logo hoods. If someone has resumed making these, perhaps they fear that labeling them as reproductions will bring Campy's lawyers down on them?
If they don't mention that they're reproductions perhaps they have a better chance of continuing to produce them?
-John Thompson (email@example.com)
Appleton WI USA