Nah, no problem.
It's nothing personal, it's just that the topic has been covered before - a lot - and while most everyone largely agrees that the knockoffs suck, the conversation typically ends up going into issues of pricing, "the death of the industry," sometimes jingoist attitudes, politics, and other things. Inevitably there will be blanket statements about regions of the world, people, and the lopping in 'open mold' frames into 'knockoffs' and so forth. It gets messy quickly, best to lock it early and point to older threads which pretty much cover all aspects of the topic, I think. But that's how I feel about it, others may want to have the anger pile up again.
I dunno, maybe we should have another rage thread?
It will be harder and harder to find the knockoffs, thankfully, as law enforcement is starting to crack down on these things. For example one resource used to be CyclingYong - but look what happened to them!
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