Manufacturers

  1. Campagnolo Cambio Corsa & Paris-Roubaix

    Campagnolo Cambio Corsa & Paris-Roubaix
    Cycling industry owes Mr. Tullio Campagnolo a number of significant patents which marked milestones in bicycle components' evolution. Just as the Campagnolo Cambio Corsa and the Campagnolo Paris-Roubaix, the rod-operated gearing systems invented by the Italian brand in the 1940s as development of the "Cambio Campagnolo a Bacchetta". The inception of the "Cambio a Bacchetta" – the Italian for rod-operated gearing – dates...
  2. Holdsworth Heritage: A British Invasion!

    Holdsworth Heritage: A British Invasion!
    You would be forgiven to think that the cycling boom occurring throughout the U.K is a recent phenomenon. The exploits of Team GB on the track and the sheer dominance of Sky on the road are a result of decades of British cycling tradition. As we look back, a key figure to cultivating this popularity was W.F. Holdsworth. Holdsworth began...
  3. The Colnago Super, Mexico and Nuovo Mexico

    The Colnago Super, Mexico and Nuovo Mexico
    The early history of Colnago can be told through the stories of these three bikes: the Colnago Super, the Colnago Mexico and the Colnago Nuovo Mexico. They changed the face of steel frame building and cycle racing forever with their innovative designs and the huge success that riders had with them. Colnago, which is now a world renowned brand, was originally...
  4. Gios Torino Super Record - The Three Generations

    Gios Torino Super Record - The Three Generations
    The Gios name is one of the great pillars in Italian cycling history and culture, and the Gios Torino Super Record is a true monument of its time. This bike has one of the greatest records of all. This record is mainly thanks to Roger De Vlaeminck, a former Belgian racer for the Brooklyn Team who was nicknamed Monsieur Paris-Roubaix. He rode the bike to...
  5. Wilier Triestina and the Copper Jewels

    Wilier Triestina and the Copper Jewels
    In 1906, aside the banks of the Brenta river in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, Pietro Dal Molin opened a small workshop to manufacture bicycles. He was captivated by the growth of cycling culture in the early 20th Century, where a fascination with modern technology captured the minds of young people and Italian Futurism began its ascent to popularity. Dal Molin had purchased the relatively unknown...
  6. Visiting Battaglin Factory

    Visiting Battaglin Factory
    Battaglin factory is located in Marostica, a town close to Vicenza (Northern Italy). During our last trip to Italy we paid a visit to the famous Italian former cyclist and bicycle manufacturer. As you might have already read in our blog, Battaglin has recently launched a new collection of steel frames which are 100% handmade in Italy. Officina Battaglin...
  7. Corrado Paratella - The prestigious Torinese Manufacturing

    Corrado Paratella - The prestigious Torinese Manufacturing
    Turin, a very industrial city of northern Italy, was literally a hotbed for some of the finest road bicycles from the 1930s until the 1980s.Talking of city's cycling heritage, one immediately thinks about Gios Torino, the most famous Torinese brand still highly evaluated worldwide. But without devaluing Mr. Aldo Gios contribution to the prestige of Torinese road bicycles, there were...
  8. Officina Battaglin - The Renaissance of Steel Frames

    Officina Battaglin - The Renaissance of Steel Frames
    Giovanni Battaglin (22.06.1951 - Marostica, Italy) can be certainly enumerated among the best cyclists of all time. Everybody will remember the 1973 Giro d'Italia, Battaglin's debut in a Grand Tour. A 21 years old Battaglin amazed the cycling world by finishing third on stage four, right ahead of the great Eddy Merckx. It was clear that he would become a winning cyclist...
  9. Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Colour Schemes

    Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Colour Schemes
    Eddy Merckx - widely acknowledged as the greatest rider in pro cycling ever. And indeed there has never been a more complete rider. Merckx has eleven Grand Tour victories to his name, he won Classics and dominated mountain stages as well as sprints and track events. After retiring from active racing he founded his company in March 1980 with the...
  10. Claud Butler - The British Legacy

    Claud Butler - The British Legacy
    The British industry owes Claud Butler the credit for having spread worldwide the finest bicycle manufacturing. A name which every British cycling enthusiast has known since the late 1920s, when Claud Butler opened his very first bicycle shop in London, at 8 Lavander Road. Born in a humble family of workers, Claud Butler was first of all an entrepreneur with...

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