[CR]NOW: F.T. (not F.B.) WAS: Campagnolo bought FB?

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Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 22:48:54 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <2050ba201b51.201b512050ba@icomcast.net>
Subject: [CR]NOW: F.T. (not F.B.) WAS: Campagnolo bought FB?

Steven Maasland wrote:
> (cut) It was mentioned that
> Gnutti and FB were licensed to use the Campagnolo patent. This does not
> concur with what I have always been told. Gnutti definitely did pay
> licensing rights to Campagnolo for their skewer patent. This can be
> proven by a skewer I recently supplied to another listmember with an
> Arbos frame. It clearly states Gnutti Lic. Campagnolo on the lever. FB
> on the other hand never made any skewers with their own brand name.

Great post Steven! I would just like to add that there was the brand F.T. besides Gnutti that licensed the Campagnlo QR patent.

See the picture at: http://www.velo-retro.com/ft.jpg

Forged in the QR lever is "LICENZA F.T. CAMPAGNOLO".

Chuck Schmidt L.A.