Maybe the guy shipping the piece from China to UK will too, just as some more tiny particles in the huge outsourcing proces. Some others might not. We'll never know, just as one feature of those products is total alienation. That is not how a FAT Ti was made.
You are quite correct in what you are saying Melvin.
I didn't really
mean what I said, I was just trying to lighten the mood a little.
Some frame builders are passionate about their craft, but they have to make a living too. The Chinese may or may not have the passion mentioned but you can bet that their work will be to the minimum standard required by the west. They do give the impression that it's just business.
It's a shame but whether we like it or not (I don't) it looks like more of this is going to happen, China can do things very cheaply at the moment, who knows what they'll be charging for goods in the years to come when they rule the roost? World marketing seems very fickle and until it stabilises (can it ever?) each country will have to try and find its niche. It's a constant battle I guess. We have to market what we can compete or excell at. China are buying up steel like it's going out of fashion, they have massive building programmes starting, for example they intend to build 48 airports in the next 5 years. 48!
They are the next super power. Today forks, tomorrow the world...