<Campagnolo should nip this in the bud and either make replacement parts themselves or license someone else to.>
mark my words. the reproducer will never make enough of these hoods for campagnolo to care. if he did make enough hoods, there won't be the market to support it. if every CR listmember and iBOB-er each bought 3 pairs, it still would not matter enough for this to require the legal system, or even to cause valentino campagnolo to miss his nap. e-RICHIE
On Sat, 6 Apr 2002 12:40:00 EST RaleighPro531@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 4/6/2002 11:51:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > i can't seperate the issues as they relate to this:
> > several months about there was a firestorm over
> > the hetchins 'issue'. are the two firms which now
> > produce 'hetchins' forging or reproducing?
> > yeah-i know...
> > no one ever said the campy-hoods-on-ebay
> > were, in fact, forgeries. i'm just seeing some
> > overlap on the issue at hand.
> It's all in how it's presented.
> If the seller tells you the hoods are NOS or takeoffs from long ago
> and you
> pay your 60 or so dollars then it is forgery and you've been had.
> If the seller (as in this case) tells you it's a reproduction and it
> priced accordingly it should be no problem as you've paid for and
> received a
> reproduction part.
> On the other hand:
> There are two distinct sides to the problem.
> Campagnolo may not be happy in either case.
> They may not see a forgery as any different from an unauthorized
> repro as
> both are done without license and they have no control over the
> product and
> receive no monetary gain from its manufacture.
> Campagnolo should nip this in the bud and either make replacement
> themselves or license someone else to.
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, PA