> Campagnolo should nip this in the bud and either
> make replacement parts themselves or license someone
> else to. Why are people having such a problem with these reproductions? This is no different than all the people who currently supply reproduction parts for classic car restorations.
In fact, if you do some research on restoring classic balloon tire bicycles, you'll find that this situation already exists in the cycling world. As long as the reproductions are presented as such, everyone is happy to have the parts available.
The seller is not portraying these as anything other than reproduction/replacements for pieces that easily deteriorate over the years and which are not going to be reproduced by Campagnolo anytime soon, if ever.
The real danger here, is that honest people with the ability to make reproductions will be dissuaded from doing so.
Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia