I don't think Chris (CPR Fab) needs to defend himself...
- He came up with a good idea.
- Invested heavily in it.
- When the original base plate became an issue, he stood behind his product and replaced every one of them free of charge.
- He continues to participate in our forums providing quick and helpful support.
- He's making money on his investment so he can afford to develop more products for our bikes.
As an manufactuer myself, I can appreciate all of this. As a log time do-it-yourselfer I appreciate Sporting Woods self efficiencies. It's nice to have options, but let's not start bashing a valued vendors products just because you can make one at home and save a little...