Premio Torriani..talk about Eroica in one room!

Hey Folks, Last month, on the 7th of September, I was about as honored as a framebuilder-guy could get. I received a visit from my friend and old-school mechanic (for Gino Bartali) Ivo Faltoni months ago. He was passing by to give me a shout and bring me some flyers for his...
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ExpoBici Padova 2012, archived!

Ciao Friends, Un breve entry per salutarVi e per ringraziare chi e’ venuto/a a trovarmi a Expobici Padova quest’anno. Come sempre, mi fa un enorme piacere a vedere amici e tanti Crisp ciclisti di anni passati e del futuro. Come potete immaginare, e’ una fatica...
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Cycle!

Dove inziare? Sono passati settimane (mesi) dall’ultimo entry nel blog. Un sacco di cose belle e divertente da raccontare, ma poco tempo per approfondimenti. Vado al sodo, altrimenti i telai accumulano delle ragnatelle intorno.. Ragazzi, sono rimasto stupito dal lavoro che...
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Lennard Zinn talks about road disc brakes…

I receive many questions about road disc brakes and the pros and cons of such. This FAQ to Lennard Zinn of Velonews caught my eye and discusses some of the specific problems associated with discs on a road bike setup. As always, Lennard is thorough in his research and offers some...
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Arriva la bufera di (Bianca) neve~~

Just when you think she can’t take it to the next level!! Un amico mi ha inviato una copia (giugno 2012) di MTB World, segnalandomi l’articolo basato sulle avventure della nostra carissima amica Ausilia Vistarini. Un bellissimo racconto delle sue esperienza...
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Sebastian’s custom MTB built (fork pending)

A quick shout out to Sebsatian from Germany for sending me his build on his new custom Crisp Ti MTB 29’er. Sebastian is concentrating on long endurance mtb races, TransAlps, and the likes. I wish him the best of luck and adventure on his new ride. Thanks for the photos,...
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WEMBO 2012 – Ausilia crowned World Solo 24hr MTB Champion

Even with unlimited electronic pages and bits and bytes of space on the interwebs to rave over Crisp rider and friend Ausilia Vistarini, I cannot do her justice. I’ve been busy building bikes and away from the computer these past few months but just had to post this. This...
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The Makings of a Great Ti Bike

Here’s a project that was completed a few weeks ago for Roel Marcus of Mountainbike.nl. Roel is a competitive biker and the project was brought to me via Jeroen van den Brand of The Netherlands (the guy running the show at Velozine.nl). We’ve worked on a few projects...
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For My Friend, Paolo

Yesterday I returned home from an afternoon with the family to find this message in my inbox. It hurt me so bad to read these words: Dear Friends, This morning our Paolo lost his battle with cancer. Despite his heroic fight and the unrelenting care of the doctors in Rome, the...
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Bespoked Bristol has Bespoken..

Trying to collect my wits after a whirlwind trip to Bespoked Bristol, the unprecedented Handmade Bike Show of the UK this past weekend. It was a rockin’ good time. Start out, I’d like to confirm that Phil and Tessa Taylor have set a benchmark for organizing and...
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