In a message dated 8/15/01 3:41:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
<< The big drop in the prestige of the band name would come about from becoming complacent and not competing in the market place with your opposition. In other words, falling behind. >>
It is worth noting that Gnutti declined from it's halcyon heights as the name change approached. In my earliest days in cycling, i.e. 1972ish, Gnutti labeled hubs and miscellany appeared on some pretty basic and marginal bikes. It wasn't until some years later I realized that they had made good stuff once-upon-a-time!
Greensboro, North Carolina