A Google translation of the original article, which includes a mention of the company's Romanian factory, is below:
Friday, June 19, 2009
An Italian web site reported recently that Campagnolo was forced to lay off 60 workers at its Vicenza facility. The company said the layoffs were the result stiff competition for its products, particularly in the US, and were part of an overall restructuring to make Campagnolo more streamlined and efficient.
Here's some interesting news: Campagnolo is among a number of companies that have located subsidiaries or production facilities in Romania. The FCA Group, an Italian company that provides services to Italian businesses seeking to locate in Romania, lists Campagnolo among a number of other well-known industrial firms in Romania. Others include Ford, Renault, Pirelli, and Michelin. Read an English translation of the FCA Group's web site here.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
British online site BikeRadar.com likes the new Veloce Ultra Torque crankset (read their article here). They scored the lowly Veloce as 9 out of 10 in terms of stiffness. As they point out, that's not bad for an alloy crankset, and similar to higher-priced carbon versions.
In fact, with Athena now out in 11-speed, riders who want an alloy crankset (some of us prefer them for aesthetic reasons only) have several great choices from Campagnolo.
This photo by the Campyonlyguy won the "Best Portrait" award in the Davis Bike Club's annual March Madness photo contest. It shows our stepson, Willie, aboard our Campy-equipped Santana tandem. You can see all of the club's March photos here.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Your host, Campyonlyguy Eric Norris, has been involved for the past two years in planning a once-in-a-lifetime fundraising ride, Wheels North. Based on the historic 1909 ride of two young men from Santa Rosa, Wheels North will travel 1,000 miles across the western states to the University of Washington in Seattle.
Wheels North starts just one month from today! We will roll out of Santa Rosa on the morning of July 4th, starting our long journey northward.
We invite all of our Campy Only friends to join us online as we ride. The WN web site and our blog are both up and running--the blog will be updated daily (and potentially more often) while we ride.
WN web: www.wheelsnorth.org
WN blog: wheelsnorth.blogspot.com
And remember, you can still donate to our benefitting charity!