Getting some love from Ciclismo

A little late to the party on this one as usual.  I received the copy only after my return from the Holiday break. It’s a sweet feeling to be included in the Fatte A Mano section of Ciclismo. I appreciate the consideration and do my best to keep the bar high. Some of my...
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A 29er for the gloomy daze of winter

Thanks Andrea for sharing your finished photo of the Crisp 29er with conical front fork. Glad to hear that you’re enjoying the ride. I hope you and anyone reading will have a safe and fun 2012. Buona pedalata! – darren      
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Truth and Soul – racing in the hood

Here’s another one fresh out of the fixture. Three words..fast fast fast! Some frame specs: Grade 9 aerospace-grade tubing (3Al-2.5V) Straight-gauge seamless CWSR profiles, hand shaped from round Crisp50 headtube, compatible with standard 1-1/8″ or 1.5″ tapered...
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Di2, Ti voglio bene, ma sei una ragazza complicata.

(scorre in fondo per traduzione) Lots of love for the electronic shifters these days. Here’s a round of photos that my friend Johannes R sent to me from Austria. He documented his Shimano Di2 installation and subsequent Icarus Lights seatpost hidden battery pack. Designed...
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A Wednesday Poem

Hands  My hands want a journey of their own. To run over this form of metal. Feel its shape, sense its name, find its soul. They then know what I need. Are they finished? No, now they want the file.   Thanks to artist Jeffrey Maron for passing that along.  I can surely...
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The Roman Invasion!!!

As many of you know, we’re in the middle of the olive harvest here in Tuscany. The seasons are changing and it’s getting colder and colder every day. Not much daylight to hang on to for those long rides anymore. That’s why  Nicola Vezzaro and the enthusiasts from Petit Velo got...
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Perche posso bere il Limoncello e stare sempre tranquillo…

Quando mi permetto un bicchierino di limoncello (fatto in casa dalla mia amata suocera) dopo cena, capita che rifletto delle conseguenze che tale scelta puo avere in sella. Ma queste sensazioni passano quasi subito… Passano perche, e per fortuna, ci sono amici come Leonardo...
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Per chi pensa di vedere bici nuove in fiera….

Eccoci qua, a ripartire dopo Expobici 2011. Che fatica fare questi eventi. Come sapete, non faccio grandi investimenti nella pubblicita’, e quindi ci metto tutto per portare alcuni prodotti particolari in fiera. Anche quest’anno, ho avuto la possibilita’ di...
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Want a Guaranteed Stress Reducer?

When the going gets tough, the tough make a trick bike and go on a gelato run… Quando la giornata si fa dura, i duri realizzano una bici e vanno a prendere un gelato… A special thanks to Leonardi Racing and Brooks England for the build.
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