Re: [CR]Campagnolo bought FB?


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From: <DavidS4410@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 11:03:53 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo bought FB?
To: TheMaaslands@comcast.net
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

And I have one marked "Bob's Cycles". I came by this rear hub at the old Beverly Hills Bike Shop in B.H., Ca. The store was formerly Bob's Cycles, owned by Bob Berghino, who started his bike business in NYC at 200 West 67th St., probably in the 30s. His letterhead which I still have a copy of states that he sold VIANZONE bicycles along with F.B. hubs and cranks. His speciality was BRAMBILLA custom made racing cycles. I am sure that as a native Italian, he had good business connections here, which probaly explains how he got F.B. hubs with his name on them. When Bob moved to California, the NYC store became Guildo's Cycles, where as a 15 year old junior cyclist attending my 1st Nationals (at the old Flushing Meadows track), I happened onto and fell in love with a slightly used black Frejus track bike, which I bought for $75 and had shipped California by Railway Express. I don't know when Berghino moved to California, but I had heard that he mentored Bob Tetzlaff early in his career. I also don't know when Berghino died, or sold his business. It was become B.H. Bike Shop prior to the early 70s. With the Tetzlaff thread I would say that he left the store in the late 50s. Through all these changes the store logo stayed the same. See the Jim Langley website as he uses a version of the same logo. AND my first set of good track racing wheels had flanged F.B. hubs, built up
with wood rims.
Dave Staub
Orange, Ca