bicycles

The adventures of Milan’s splendid Maspes-Vigorelli Velodrome

The Maspes-Vigorelli Velodrome has a long and interesting eighty years of history. The historical sports facility in Milan was built in October of 1935. It...

Cinelli SC Leggerissimo, the Rolls-Royce of two-wheelers

The SC Leggerissimo was manufactured in 1974 by Cinelli; the “SC” in its name stands for “Speciale Corsa” (and not “Super Corsa”, as many...

Bianchi Café & Cycles: crossing the finish line in Milan

After a long worldwide tour, in April 2014 Fabbrica Italiana Velocipedi Bianchi finally crossed a special finish line in its hometown Milan by opening...

The Masi Special: speed and elegance for Antonio Maspes

The Masi Special was tailor-made for one of the 1950s’ world champions of speed, Antonio Maspes. Designed by Faliero Masi (1908-2000), it made its debut...

Coppi’s bicycle and the mystery of the bottle

This early-1950 Bianchi bicycle was one of the models Fausto Coppi owned. We can definitely imagine the “Champion of Champions” riding it. Why stop there?...

La Littorina Autarchica: se manca il ferro, ecco il rimedio

La Littorina Autarchica è una bicicletta in legno e alluminio prodotta alla fine degli anni Trenta dalle Officine Vianzone di Torino. Di alluminio sono l’attacco...

The Littorina Autarchica, a remedy for “iron deficiency”

The Littorina Autarchica was a wood and aluminum bicycle made by Turin’s Officine Vianzone in the 1930s. The stem, pedals, hubs, lugs, and breaks were...

Ugo De Rosa, master frame builder

by Ron Miriello In the 1970s and 1980s, Italian steel bicycle frames were what American bike riders coveted. With their exotic names and elegant lugs and...

The Bianchi Specialissima

The Bianchi Specialissima is defined by a superlative that shamelessly boasts a desire to win, to dominate the dreams of cyclists and fans of...

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