On that freezing morning of November, his hands were so numb from the cold that he couldn't loosen up the hub wing nuts to disengage the wheel and shift to an easier gear. Then and there, Tullio Campagnolo had a stroke of genius: he would redesign the nut's lever to make the release more straightforward. The Quick Release system was patented on February 8, , and its industrial production started in That was the beginning of what would soon become the trademark of the evolution of modern cycling. Campagnolo spent much time following races and speaking with cyclists, taking note of every input, suggestion, and recommendation. The information gathered on the field was then elaborated, translated through pencil and paper into sketches and perspective drawings.
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There is no better way to describe this traditional company than with the words of its owner Valentino Campagnolo. Campagnolo components combine Italian aesthetics and design with uncompromising functionality and quality. The immersion in the history of a bicycle brand is rarely so captivating and inseparably linked with important milestones in the development of bicycle history as in the case of the Italian premium component manufacturer Campagnolo. When Campagnolo was founded in by the Italian cyclist Tullio Campagnolo, the history of bicycle gears was still in its infancy. At that time it was still common to loosen the wing nuts on the rear wheel to change gears, turn the wheel over and place the chain over the sprocket on the other side.
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