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
I am darn glad he is making these available and I have long hoped someone
would do so.