My Universal brake hoods are old and a bit nasty. NOS replacements will run $40-50 and Dia Compes will fit, but they won't have the right logo.
My day job is designing products, mostly medical devices, and I can pretty much reverse engineer anything, it's fun. I can get a low cost mold made ($300-500) and start making reproductions. I'm guessing part cost may be about $10 a pair. Do you think there is any market at $20 a pair? I would like to get the tooling costs back.
Please note I would mold in the word "Reproduction" discreetly on the hood so they could not be passed as NOS.
This could be done for any brand but I would stay away from active brands like Campy and Shimano. They probably wouldn't care about my penny-ante operation, but it is still illegal and unethical. Someone may even own the rights to the Universal logo but since they are out of business and since this isn't about making money I would take the risk, I just want inexpensive hoods.