I used to work for a dealer in high end italian bikes in the early/mid 90's. We had horrifically badly made shit from all the big names.
Made a massive dent in profits, having to get the customer sorted with a new frame before the importer/manufacturer had even admitted there was a fault with their frame.
They sometimes didn't.
Which made an even bigger dent in profits.
Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.