Re: [CR]State of affairs in the Italian Bike business in 1946

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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 19:58:40 -0400
From: "Mara & Steven Maasland" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]State of affairs in the Italian Bike business in 1946
cc: Classic Rendezvous <>

Bryant wrote:
> Looking over the list below I spotted "Mr. Ferdinando Tagliabue"
> who donated
> 25000 lira. The Tagliabue family has a long history in the high
> end of the
> Italian bike business, but it is Ferdinando's son, Gianni, that
> really made
> things happen.
> Gianni took over the family bike business in the late 50's and
> whether you
> know it or not, he has likely contributed something to one of your
> bikes.The Tagliabue family were the sole distributors for much of
> Italy's finest
> hardware to the USA, including brands such as Regina, Silca, Casiraghi
> (makers of cables for Campy and others) and Universal. The family
> businessis carried on today by Gianni's son, although the boom
> days that brought
> great wealth to the family are long over.

So this leaves the questio who is De Negri?

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ