Posts Tagged ‘stainless’

Drawings. Gilberto Colombo.

April 19, 2010

If you couldn’t tell from these drawings then you should know that Gilberto Colombo played a significant part in some of the most advancing bike frame designs in history.

Seen.

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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.

Vanhulsteijn.

December 9, 2009

Vanhulsteijn – Custom built stainless Steel framesets out of Holland.

These look, well, interesting to say the least. I must admit though they do look a little on the flexy side, especially seeing as though they seem to have almost nothing supporting the rear end. That said it is unlikely that you would want to buy one of these for ‘mashing’ as I can’t see power transfer being high on the list of Vanhulsteijn’s build priorities!

Also somewhat reminding me of this:

The great big hunk of Magnesium sh*t that was known as the Kirk.

I may have mentioned this previously but I owned a Kirk when I was about 15 and that also suffered from a flexible frame. It flexed so bad in-fact it that it turned itself around corners and not from the use of the handlebars either I might add but from the pressure applied to the pedals. Fail.

If you are going to build a bike made out of some sort of metal that is to be ridden proper do not change the design. Why would you if not only for aesthetic purposes? There is a perfectly good reason why the Bicycle has been around for so long in it’s current ‘double diamond’ formation and that reason is because it works.


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