Posts Tagged ‘italian’

Is this guy for real?

November 16, 2010

Damn, son. That’s some collection you have there…. I’d say you need to cool off and think about letting some of your hotness go!

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Gazzetta goes from Strength to Strength.

November 1, 2010

With his new website, new online forum, newly formed cycling club; GS Gazzetta ( with a killer team strip! ) and his acclaimed pre and post ride muscle oils, Simon Lamb of La Gazzetta Della Bici is absolutely smashing it.

Big, monsterous shouts to Simon Lamb! Go check out his blog right here.

Campioni del Ciclismo.

October 7, 2010

So, I have returned from Italy and L’Eroica with somewhat of a fancy for all things Italian… and cycling.

So, due to me and my new penchant for italian cycling goodness, you can expect a good handful of solid Italian related posts coming your way and starting right now, with this awesome bit of memorabilia and also featuring the face of the great Jean Bobet, one of my favourites of the moment, after reading his book; Tomorrow we ride.

I simply love the font used on this.

L’Eroica 2010 Moving images.

October 4, 2010



Not long been back from this, an amazing trip and currently juggling writing up my report and editing photographs.
In the meantime get your chops round these movies and if you look closely you will see me somewhere looking cool as ice in Black wayfarers.

Huge thanks go to Le Coq Sportif for inviting me out and making it all happen, you guys did an absolutely stellar job, to my roomy Matthew Sparkes of the Guardian, to Andrew and Phil of the Ride Journal, to Woody of Tea and Cake for being an awesome host, to the guys from Hanon and to everyone else involved. Thank you!

Olmo Progression.

July 9, 2010

From this: A beat up early nineties Olmo San Remo with a flaky paintjob, rust like tears weeping out of it’s surface and in desperate need of some help.

To this: The same beat up old early nineties Olmo San Remo but now with a fresh lick of “silver sparkle” powdercoat and a set of repro decals.

I was prevented from completing the build yesterday evening due to the loss or misplacement of my motherfu**ing bottom bracket lockring. No matter, sometimes stretching out these types of activities is the best way. I now look forward to getting hold of a modern italian BB as, to be quite honest the one it in is a knacker and probably needed to go anyway.

Zullo now in the UK.

April 1, 2010

Tiziano Zullo was born in 1952 in the North of Italy. He started racing at the age of fourteen and in the early seventies came into contact with the world of frame building through some of the Italian builders. He began building frames, under his own name and for larger brands, and in 1978 he started to export the Zullo brand. By 1985 he was the frame supplier of the Dutch TVM team, a relationship that lasted until 1992. Zullo frames were ridden on the Milan San Remo, the Northern Classics and the Tours De France, Giro díItalia, La Vuelta and World Championships. He experimented with Aluminium and still has a custom Carbon frame but the range is still predominantly steel.

Zullo now at Mosquito bikes.
Via Road.cc
Zullo on the web.
Trackies may also like this from Zullo.

Bianchi is 125.

January 12, 2010

One of the oldest cycle manufacturers Bianchi is 125 years old this year and The italian cycling journal has a great write up on the history of the brand so if you have a spare few minutes head over and check it out.

Retro di Corsa.

April 22, 2009

On my quest to find a nice new steel track frame my eyes were directed to this web site.

The guys over at Retro di Corsa seem to have a an absolute gang of lovely Italian steel road frames and one or two track frames for sale… A friend just bought a killer of a Pinarello from them, he beat me to it the jammy so and so!

Unfortunately folks, the website because of it’s html encryption ( ? ) limits me from posting any pics of the goodness, so you are just going to have to go see for yourself.


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