But upsetting a potential customer base is not good form, surely?
Not a good start alienating your core market is it. That said, he did not slag us off. i don't agree that there isn't love for him as a person, I've said it before, i've nothing against the guy, he seems like a decent bloke, works hard and has made a good career out of something he obviously loves. I'd happily buy him a pint (or a proper hat).
i just can't stand the hype, how people blindly convince themselves that his bikes are great. They are what they are, cheap and cheerful. Nothing wrong there if you appreciate thats what they are. But when you start cashing in on the current Retro Cool* without respecting the quality and craftsmanship of those original designs to make a fast buck then it gets a little close to the bone.
However, he says he had nothing to do with the Fat Chancer, but in the original On One Yo Eddy thread from last summer he wrote..
From email's I can see I was looking at the Fat Chancer "idea" when I was at on-one, around 2006,