@kgt : "... a pressfit bottom bracket shell that you can push the cups into by hand should not be allowed out the door, period"
Tell this to Wilier... they statement is "it is fine"
and I have it in written form with their logo
QC : at this price point EVERY SINGLE PIECE should be mastered to perfection. Those which not fit to highest achievable standard : crashed.
Manufacturing cost ( so potential loss ) of 1 high end road bike frameset from well known brand visible at pro peloton is around 300-500€ incl 20% of EU VA Tax. For manufacturer margin is ENORMOUS, same as greed level leading to releasing crap stuff to shops/dealers.
MC is not the only one making "real" mono frames : BH does for few years already ( started with current gen of G6/Quartz/Aerolight )- just one example.
Fact is, that nowadays most of frame "manufacturers" ( funny, their manufacture without factory... miracle
) ask more for less. But it is our ( clients ) fault . Our approval for less than absolte perfection for -what they call- high end product , lead them to deliver poorly engineered/ made product with enormous amount of issues like for very simple product which bicycle frame is.
If frames start to be returned to shops/ manufacturers for every issue that is obvious ... and perhaps some loud legal fights against them ( in USofA if you can win because coffee was to hot ?
) - perhaps this stuff would become as it should be.
Nothing motivates better than big money loss and bad press
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.Mark Twain
I can be wrong, and have plenty of examples for that