carbonLORD wrote:I believe HongFu makes some quality items and have considered using them to supply some carbonLORD branded frames. I have worked with Taiwanese manufacturers for over 20 years but I will not show respect to anyone, Chinese, American or Martian who infringe on patents and don't even have the courtesy of re-branding what it is they are marketing.
So are your bikes going to show Hong-Fu on the frames or Carbon Lord ??
Did you design the frames and pay Hong Fu to make the moulds ?????
I'll tell you what I'm not going to do, advertise them as Specialized frames.
In all seriousness, I always credit the manufacturer, unless specified not to (as was the case with my old carbon cranks, seat post handlebars, stems, skewers and forks I used to market).
Go visit my web site which is a perfect example how I market cross branding.
My FaceBook page will show examples of previous products mentioned.
Nowhere do I advertise what I offer as anything beyond the actual manufacturer or my own branding.
I could have offered my old cranks and ergo bars as Stella Azzurra and probably would have made even higher margins, but that's not how I do it.
Even when I had company A providing for me and FSA, (with FSA clearly stamped on the spider) cranks, I still marketed them as carbonLORD branded products. The benefit is knowing exactly what I sold and helps with warranty and QC. Keep in mind this was over 10 years ago and things have changed for both FSA and myself now.
I will support companies that market their own brand. I will not support companies that create products with another companies design and logo and market them as authentic.