Friday, April 27, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
And ... Once again, Campy Only is recognized for our part in promoting the Campagnolo lifestyle to a worldwide audience. The app's timeline entry for 2001 highlights the party that we threw here in Davis, CA, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tullio Campagnolo:
As of today, Richard has more than a dozen items up for sale, including rare NOS examples of some very desirable items (Cobalto brakes, C-Record, etc.). Well worth checking out. Here's a screen shot showing some of the items:
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thought you Campagnolo tifosi might get a kick out of this. Here at the warehouse everyone knows that if you need moving boxes, Campagnolo’s are the ones to grab. Just like their equipment, Campy’s shipping boxes are the best of any we deal with. They are twice as thick as anything else that comes through and all strapped up with cool Campy “Winged Wheel” logo tape. We rarely see any with damage. It’s just another classy touch that Campagnolo adds that not many people know about.
If I ever find myself homeless this would be my structure of choice…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Campagnolo's Record brakeset defined quality for several decades. A near-perfect design with a host of well-thought-out features added up to a classic item that would last almost forever (we used a set of 1980s Record brakes on our Paris-Brest-Paris bike last year). Their only weakness (in the minds of some riders) was their less-than-stellar stopping power, which led some wags to dub them "speed attenuators," better at slowing than stopping.
Record brakes would eventually give way to more "modern-looking" designs, and ultimately to the much more powerful dual-pivot designs that dominate the market today.