Happy new year, check this video

This video dates back from 1989, a documentary about bicycle design/production/etc. from Channel 4.
There's some really nice stuff in.

Here is a glimpse of Mario Camillotto’s workshop when he wa building for Cinelli. Lovely and tidy workshop, can’t praise him enough

Columbus factory

And Monty young from Condor Cycles, shown building wheels.
It is great to think that some of those tools are still around here, along with his truing stand. I do feel honored to have worked for a couple of years with him

And a shot from Condor’s old shop in Grays Inn road, nice to mention that the shop is still on that road, and grown to need a much bigger space nowadays

Campagnolo factory.
A nice look at the hubs production line, those do look like been Chorus rear hubs.
The music in background is the famous “Và pensiero” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco”

And dr. Alex Moulton (who sadly passed away last year) showing his legenday space-frame


And last, a view of a Cinelli Laser track


pity I didn’t made a pic of

this sunday ride!

Weather was good, for a change!
(honestly, I do miss the everyday sun in Sardinia!)

So there was no excuse for not going out this morning. And I waited too much, I’d say!

The red Supercorsa was riding like a dream. It’s amazing, I do feel like I’m the king on the road. It’s aplomb is unique between my other bikes, is just so different! I bet is due to the long-ish wheelbase, and the fairly short stem gives it a nippy ride. And the road feels so smooth, I could have ridden it for hours and hours 😀

And, oh! The Record 8 speed groupset works SO well that is such a pleasure to go on the down tube on the shifters, and the CLUNK is solid and flawless. And the chain makes that perfect little noise that seems to be riding a quiet Swiss clock….

Pure pleasure! 🙂

Hello world!

Another page, another wall of codes hidden behind the screen, all to make more pages, more people to know, more rants, more time on this 7-yrs-old laptop with a keyboard that’s going blank in more than one key….

Really, sure do you want to hear about me?

I may just paste what’s on MySpace, sounds pretty good even after a couple of years…. (duh, haven’t changed that much?? :\ )

” You may know me as a Veggie crazy bike-addicted and Anime fanatic.
Or for the love of Veg Sushi & Japanese food and art?
Or maybe for the love of girls with Red hair and High heels?
And I really like red wine, Leffe and Gulden Draak beer
And, sometimes, to dance easy stuff in Alkt Clubs (still my music taste can be quite selective!), ’cause, yeah, sometimes I like to go out, Clubbing ’til late, but I hate the journey back home….! :-\  “

And more ’bout….