RE: [CR]Campagnolo - The Italian Bully


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 08:39:58 -0700
From: Bob Atwood <robert.atwood@asu.edu>
Subject: RE: [CR]Campagnolo - The Italian Bully
In-reply-to: <1bc.a3a247.2a035e60@aol.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org



> Richard said the main issue is that the maker "didn't ask permission"
>from Campagnolo to sell them. So I said how about if he asks permission >and you just say Yes, you have our permission. Seems like
>a no brainer to me, and a PR coup for Campagnolo.

Indeed, that is the issue for Campagnolo. It's their logo and no one else has a right to put it on their product without permission. Did the fellow who is making these contact Campagnolo and ask permission? Further, Campagnolo doesn't seem to object to their being made only to their being sold. You are, after all, profiting on these just because they have the Campy logo and are not generic -- otherwise scrape the logo off and sell them -- or give them away.


> They won't make the parts we need, but they don't want anyone else to
>either.

Campagnolo is not in the business of making spare parts for classic bikes. What they don't want is someone putting the Campy logo on something that Campy didn't produce or license. If you really want to market these contact Campagnolo Italy (as this fellow suggests) and see if they are willing to license someone to make replacement parts with their logo. Perhaps they already have. "Replacement" gum hood are available, just not ones with the Campy logo. The part you purchase for your antique VW is probably not VW "branded" but an aftermarket item.

Bob Atwood Mesa, AZ We's law-abidin' folk down here -- except for stop lights.