Sonntag, 15. Februar 2009
Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion
What a nice surprise and a really great gift: my friend Kalli gave me this book yesterday: »Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion« / Campagnolo: Ein Unternehmen schreibt Fahrradgeschichte - (Delius Klasing Verlag). This book is a must-have for every campagnolo fan!
Abstract by Amazon:
As Leica is to cameras and Ferrari to racing automobiles, Campagnolo is to cycling: designer of the finest parts for bicycles ever made. Campagnolo's jewel-like brakes, pedals, derailleurs, cranksets, and wheels have been ridden to more race victories than any other brand, yet the same components are available to cycling enthusiasts worldwide. »Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion« is a celebration of this legacy that will be cherished by every cycling fan.Campagnolo's rich history began with the founder, Tullio Campagnolo, a racer who turned to creating better bicycle parts when he found the equipment of the day not adequate for the rigours of professional competition. Blending exotic alloys with sound engineering, Campagnolo created a series of patented designs that are still in use today as the fundamental standards upon which modern parts are based.With its deeply researched history (much of it from the company's private archives), spectacular colour photography, rich text and lavish presentation, »Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion« is a book for every lover of the sport of cycling, as well as connoisseurs of the bicycle itself.This book features colour and black-and-white photos and illustrations throughout. It comes in a hardback with jacket.