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Italian bike brands and modern manufacturing

gabe55gabe55 Posts: 2
edited May 2016 in Vintage bikes forum
Hi everyone, I'm just starting a series of posts on Italian bike manufacture to raise awareness on the incredible talent that we have in local manufacture in Italy. Here's the first in the series, and I'd appreciate if you take a look, and recommend if you like it! I discussed some classic bike brands such as Bianchi and Tommasini. ... .j3rql49h3

I also help my friend part-time at Heritage Division, who's working with Taurus Bicycles to help them launch products in the U.S. They are a series of classic & stylish bikes that really bring forth the tradition and beauty of handmade. You can see it here:


  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,480
    You used the word "winningest" in the second paragraph.
    So I stopped reading the article.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    It's a bit of puff for Heritage Division - sort of thing you'd find in GQ or similar.

    Read worse, read better tbh.......
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Thanks for the link.
    I thought this was going to be a piece about much of the production of 'Italian' bikes being moved overseas, particularly the carbon fibre frames and forks, but the heritage/ design remaining in Italy.
    Did Pinarello get to be successful by sponsoring winning teams, or did their quality of product have something to do with it (at least in the early, less-money weighted sponsorship years)?
    The charisma and 'cool' factor that has surrounded Italian made bikes may also be worth mentioning.
  • bontiebontie Posts: 177
    I was surprised to see the BMC Impec is handmade by machines
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