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Old 02-13-19, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Wow people are faking tourney/altus level crap, yeeesh! It is so cheap to begin with why bother faking it?
The actual manufacturer's intent probably had nothing to do with "faking". Whoever manufactured these shifters simply "borrowed" Shimano's design and decided to mass-produce and sell these shifters for much less money under their own brand ("Great Wall" or whatever). They are knock-offs, but the manufacturer had no intent to hide that fact.

And then someone else came along, who decided take it one step further: cheaply masqueraded these as genuine Shimano and started selling them for more money on Ebay.
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