You've heard them. They call us pasta heads. Pizza boys. Retro-grouches. Component snobs.They sneer at our beautiful Campagnolo equipment. "ShimaNO works better," they tell us (even as they enviously eye the hand-polished shine on our cranksets). They are the flocks of ShimaNO sheep, foolishly riding bikes equipped with stuff made by a company that made its name making fishing reels, of all things. Fishing reels!? Is that the kind of tradition you want behind your components?
Of course not. That's why you're here, and that's why we're here. You're the kind of rider who likes to know that there really was a Tullio Campagnolo. You like knowing that he really did have to drop out of a race when his old-fashioned wheel wingnuts froze up, prompting him to invent the modern quick-release. (That's Tullio's son, Valentino, in the photo. Can't you just see the vision in those eyes! His father taught him well!)
We are the only site on the Web devoted to pointing out the many, many, many ways in which our Campy stuff rides circles around all others.
The purpose of this page is to celebrate Campagnolo and to point up the many, many ways in which the stuff produced by those lovable Italian guys is soooooo much better than the much-too-popular junk flowing out of Japan! We hope you enjoy our page, and as they say in Italy,
Amici, non consigliate agli amici
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