[CR] Campagnolo company sold to the makers of "Hello Kitty" - the San Rio Corp.?


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Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 20:43:28 -0700
From: michael fabian <emeneff@gmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Campagnolo company sold to the makers of "Hello Kitty" - the San Rio Corp.?


I am not one to spread false rumours, but I have to wonder if anyone else is not at all surprised to see Valentino Campagnolo selling the prestigious firm that his father founded.

The seeds of Father-Son bitterness were sown many years ago when Tullio named one of the truly crappiest derailleurs in his lineup after his son.

http://www.fahrradsucht.de/kult/images/kult/valentino.jpg

How could you do that to your own kid ?

Hopefully San Rio can right this listing ship and bring back some polished aluminum into the line up instead of all that black plasticky stuff.

http://www.sanrio.com/about/company_information

Anyhoo, I'm glad to see the company has moved into good hands <G>,
Regards,
Mike Fabian
San Francisco, CA USA