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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:16 pm 
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The VeloNews website was carrying a report of a press conference with Campagnolo CEO, Valentino Campagnolo, where he was reported as saying that his company would never make disc brakes. Here's a supposed quote from their website:-

With all of the recalls and dangers that come with disc brakes, our efforts are better served developing a lighter, more travel-friendly corkscrew than to go through the headache of prototyping a disc-brake platform,” Campagnolo said, while demonstrating his company’s latest bottle-opening device at Le Pignole vineyards, just southwest of Vicenza, Italy.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/04/ ... ake_365127

If this was a VeloNews April Fool's prank we all know who's pocket VeloNews are in. What a sublimely stupid thing for the Editor of VeloNews to do. What a fool you are fella.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:23 pm 
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What date is it?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:24 pm 
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I'm actually leaning more on the side of disc breaks as I live in an area with lots of hills and without disc breaks I don't feel very safe using carbon wheels as you never know if it's going to rain.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:10 pm 
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Harmitc wrote:
What date is it?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:11 pm 
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More importantly, when's the new corkscrew arriving? :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:23 pm 
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Another clue was this at the bottom of the article:
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TAGS: April Fool

More interestingly, the Campy article is now gone, but http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/04/news/putin-nationalizes-tinkoff-saxo-eyes-katusha_365133 remains. Did Campagnolo force Velonews to delete the article? Valentino doesn't have a good sense of humor?

CanadianBiker wrote:
I'm actually leaning more on the side of disc breaks as I live in an area with lots of hills and without disc breaks I don't feel very safe using carbon wheels as you never know if it's going to rain.
Let's hope your disc brakes do not break.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:32 pm 
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Probably for the best considering it posted seriously here and I had a few friends who ride Campy lament the announcement.

I mean this entire site is people taking The Onion seriously: http://literallyunbelievable.org/

Poe's Law and all that :lol:


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