RE: [CR]New Campagnolo web site, english language

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

From: "David Bilenkey" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: [CR]New Campagnolo web site, english language
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:00:00 -0500
In-Reply-To: <a0521060bbbc182df6fc1@[]>

What an amazing little website, were there a copy available in English, it would be even more marvellous. Sadly the online translators do a frightful job at interpreting these sorts of thing. :-(

David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Jan Heine
> Sent: October 26, 2003 9:03 AM
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> Subject: [CR]New Campagnolo web site, english language
> The author of the new Japanese Campagnolo web site, has submitted an
> article (in English) to Vintage Bicycle Quarterly on the development
> of the first Gran Sport derailleur. It details the different models
> and changes over time until the "series production" derailleur came
> out in 1953. While it does not include all the detail of the web site
> (changes of screw shapes, etc.) - I could fill the entire magazine
> with an article on these derailleurs! - it is a valuable resource. It
> will appear in the next issue of VBQ, out in early December. The
> article also will include Daniel Rebour drawings of these
> derailleurs, plus an article on the development of parallelogram
> derailleurs in general, which also examines the question whether
> Tullio Campagnolo copied the French Nivex parallelogram derailleur
> (which appeared in 1947), and what an Italian inventor, who patented
> a paralellogram derailleur in 1941, had to do with it all.
> As Steven Maaslands pointed out, the amazing web site can be seen at
> --
> Jan Heine, Seattle
> Editor/Publisher
> Vintage Bicycle Quarterly