[CR]Now:Fausto Coppi bikes Was:Raleigh Fork Crown-Name?

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Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 12:55:13 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Now:Fausto Coppi bikes Was:Raleigh Fork Crown-Name?

Pete Geurds wrote:
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> Is this the same "Fausto Coppi" brand that is in business today?
> I ask because I don't remember anyone discussing 70's or 80's Fausto Coppi's.
> So did the name go away and was resurrected again?

I saw their stand at the 1989 Milan trade show. Only one sorta high end racing bike and not imported to the States. Mostly family/utility/kid bikes I seem to remember. Huge photo of Fausto on their stand though!

At the show in 1995 they had a pretty good size booth with _lots_ of high end racing bikes. Must of had some new investors or changed owners or something...

BTW Gino Bartali had a large booth at both shows I went to and I never saw a Bartali bicycle in the US.

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal