> ..."So, I hear you are selling COUNTERFEIT gum
> hoods." he says... Are they entirely against the manufacture of the hoods or do they simply object to the use of the Campagnolo name and insignia? I believe this is what allows them to justify the claim that the hoods are counterfeits.
Obviously, it's not quite the same but what if someone were to manufacture replacement hoods that were identical in every way except that they used some sort of retro appearing pattern instead of the logos? Hasn't that sort of thing always been available?
I suspect that Campy's concern is that their name and insignias will pass into the public domain if they aren't careful. But it is puzzling that they refuse to produce these parts. I wonder if the molds still exist at this point. After all, I'm sure the hoods aren't really manufactured by Campy - they're contracted out. Sometimes it is a cruel world.
Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia