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.