Well, so I get my new Record Ergos the other day - bought a used foco frame offa ebay and couldn't resist getting a pair of the new Campy's because I found such a good deal on them. Less than $250 including a campy cable set - that's the equivalent of $80+ off the price of both items and things I would be needing. I had been thinking of the Chorus aluminum Ergos - I have seen them for $180 online but this was too good to pass on. So I bid, I win, I get 'em. A coupla days later I am poking at them and I figure I would put them on the handlebar. Try to peel the hood back - kinda stiff compared to my other ergos (this is my third pair) but I start to stretch the cover around the thumb lever and it tears. Huh?!! SHIT!!! Damn. the narrow part of the cover tore right through. I sat there for a minute, numb and hoping it had been some sort of visual trick and that the cover wasn't actually trashed. I have removed and replaced a set of covers before and rolled back covers many times to attach, remove, and adjust my ergos - this can't have happened. F***!!!!! Definitely torn. I have yet to leave feedback for the guy and I am hoping that as an on-line dealer (albeit on ebay) rather than just some guy, he will be interested in satisfied customers. I also hope he will see that given my experience with ergos that I didn't tear the cover because I am some idiot, but it tore because it was either damaged during assembly or faulty from the get-go. I could go right to Campy but I have heard that service is horrifically slow. Oh, yeah, the kicker is that this dude is in Ireland. I guess I will have to work both ends and see who comes through first. But if I gotta send 'em back to Campy it's gonna suck. Okay, it'll suck worse to work an exchange with someone in Europe. I know someone is gonna say it - reason #1 why a good lbs is priceless. Oh, well. App, who is staring dejectedly at his once perfect ergos.