UCI signed agreement with The Framebuilders’ Collective (TFC) to reduce costs for small builders

After quite a few weeks of dialogue between the Board of Directors of The Framebuilders’ Collective and the UCI (Union Cicliste Internationale), the TFC is proud to announce an agreement between the two entities which will facilitate certification for small-quantity bicycle...
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Pegoretti Rally – Siena

I had a spectacular weekend. My family and I were kindly invited to the Dario Pegoretti Raduno, a rally for Pegoretti owners which was organized by Nicola Vezzaro from Rome and some friends of the BDC Forum. When Dario told me that it was to be held in Asciano, a small hilltown...
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Tuscany Cup

Come have fun with us!  La Coppa Toscana riparte… 42 km di percorso misto, 1400m di dislivelli…non mancare! Per maggior informazione, clicca qui per il regolamento. See you there!  
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Ausilia and Sebastiano..setting records at Iditabike – Alaska

Some selected photos taken from Ausilia Vistarini’s blog: A Great athletic achievement to say the least. Ausilia is the first female Italian to finish the Iditarod Trail Invitational and she did it on a Crisp singlespeed snow bike. Sebastiano Favaro, her boyfriend and...
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Giacomo gets his new ti bike

Darren, sei grande! La bici e’ stupenda, e’ proprio come speravo che potesse essere. Comoda, precisa, stabile… ma anche reattiva e rigida. Ad alta velocita’ non ha nessuna reazione strana, assorbe benissimo tutte le asperita’ dell’asfalto....
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One more reason to move to Italy…

Because this kind of stuff never happened when I lived in Mississippi… National champs Andy Schleck (multiple stages and 1st YR at Tour de France, Amstel gold, L-B-L) and Fabian Wegmann (Giro KoM) for Team Leopard/Trek. Mugged them as they were getting cash from the ATM....
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The Framebuilders’ Collective “ASK” forum is online!

The TFC website has been updated, folks. After a get-together at NAHBS in Austin, we were able to further develop our criteria for the website and discuss ways to implement our collective ideas. The first of these is a live forum where framebuilders (both novice and expert alike)...
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The American Dream

Spesso la gente mi chiede, “eh Crisp, perche sei venuto in Italia? La vita dei sogni non e’ piu’ bella in america?” E io penso, perche devo sognare?   Buona settimana…
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NAHBS – 2011, Part 3

Welcome to the party..premium beer courtesy of Sean at Vertigo Cycles. Here’s a custom Pegoretti, note the new carbon fork on these frames. These were developed in-house by Dario to exceed the standards of torsional stiffness found on typical carbon forks. Dario explains...
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