Everything seems higher right now and the supply and demand question is valid. I've tried ordering grips from an LBS here a few times recently and had to go with second and more recently up to fourth choices...just for grips.Been seeing a lot Huffy Cranbrook bikes on Marketplace with outrageous prices being asked for them. Even old used Nel Lusso and Panama Jack bikes with way too much money being asked for them.
The rusty, crusty handlebars on my build-off bike this year came from a Cranbrook used at the beach. LOLI wasn't degrading Cranbrooks but every one I've touched had a serious case of Covid and ready to kick the bucket . Your experience may very .
But keep them away from the coast .
Is a custom certification one that you made yourself?
I don't know what a "Custom Certified Automotive Custom Technician" is, but they sound impressive. Especially that they engineered this thing to be chainless