What you claim as a fact simply isn't, sorry. I've never seen the Bernard kit in person, nor online, prior to trychle mentioning it earlier in the thread. Period.
You claim about a "scene" ... really? What "scene"? Which one? ... Let me emphasize that again: WHICH ONE?
The Ultra "scene"? Because I'm in that one, and I've never seen that kit. Period.
Your whole reference to "the" "scene" is what I pointed out in my first response to you: you think that the entire cycling world in the Los Angeles area is just what you're up to, where you ride, and who you know or have seen. You aren't alone in this thinking, and it's been the biggest hinderance towards a strong county-wide effort in advocacy. Keep it going, I guess.
I know beyond all doubts that I did what I did on my own and I'm willing to take that to the grave with me. Period. Does it end up looking like some other kit after adjustments? I guess but do I really care? No, I don't. Why do you?
Is because you own a Bernard kit? Congratulations. Then ride around feeling proud about being part of that exclusive order and in your mind look down upon others because they're happy with their own kits. Whatever gets you out of bed.
Or did you design the Bernard kit? If so I'd love to talk to you to see how you came about with YOUR design, because I arrived at mine from a completely different direction and we ended up at nearly the same place. Send me a PM if that's the case, I'm fascinated.
I would have cared if this was a paid project. I would have cared if this was for a client. And if that were the case, I would have done extensive design research before making a design public... and guess what, design research is billable hours (or weeks, whatever). But this isn't for a client. This is simply free... so I take something I had sketched up before, modify it, it ends up looking something like what you claim as "famous" to your "scene" and then you give me shit for it?
Keep trying to backpedal bud. You're running up against someone who knows what they're talking about and I'm committed to defending myself in this matter because I know the truth of this topic no matter how much you try to re-interpret it through your own imagination. Send me your mailing address and I'll send you a bill for wasting my time, then I'll take you to small claims court for not paying the bill, then if you want to have evidence before a judge I'm more than willing to bring it all forward. I'm sure you'll have no problem getting to the courthouse downtown since that may be the "scene" you keep referring to.
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