Re: [CR]Gipiemme : The worst name for a bicycle company ??


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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 17:17:41 -0800
From: Steve Maas <stevem@nonlintec.com>
To: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Gipiemme : The worst name for a bicycle company ??
References: <200402132137.NAA27932@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
In-Reply-To: <200402132137.NAA27932@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>


Uh-oh; I sense a thread starting.

My favorite, although only loosely tied to bicycling: I rode around the Bodensee (on the Swiss-German border) a few years ago. I noticed that many hotels, on the lakeshore, which catered to swimmers, called themselves "Badhotels" ("swimming hotels"). One, in particular, was several stories high, and had BAD HOTEL in 10-foot-tall letters across the top. I didn't stop there.

There were also, by the way, a few "Radhotels," or bicycling hotels. But I suspect that the term "rad" is passe by now; I'll ask my kids...

Steve Maas Long Beach, California

Donald Gillies wrote:
> Can anyone think of a bicycle manufacturer whose name sounds worse in
> English than "Gipiemme" ?? With a name like "Gipiemme", why not
> introduce a series of bicycle cables called "Snapiemme" and perhaps
> introduce a line of paints called "Chipiemme" ??
>
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA