Re: [CR]pirelli/clement

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Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 21:23:10 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]pirelli/clement
From: "Todd Kuzma" <>
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <042b01c48eb1$12e6fce0$6501a8c0@lobby>

on 8/30/04 11:43 AM, Tom Martin at wrote:
> Pirelli has owned the Clement brand for a while now. Just recently they
> decided that they were going to retire the brand, then they decided not to
> do that.

Pirelli? Vittoria currently owns Clement. Does Pirelli own Vittoria?

The current Clement offers tires that have the same names as the classic Clements, but these are definitely NOT the same tires. Different construction. Different tread patterns. Goofy colors.

For a while, you could buy tires branded "Challenge" that were manufactured in Clement's former Thai factory. These tires were essentially the same as the classic Clements (if sometimes a little lumpy). However, I have not seen them in the US market for a while. So, that venture might have closed.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
Tullio's Big Dog Cyclery
LaSalle, IL