Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How About a Facebook LIKE for Small Italian Framebuilder?

Italian bicycles have a long history in the world of bicycle racing (and in transportation and work). The names of Bianchi, Cinelli, Colnago, De Rosa, Masi, Pinarello and Wilier-Triestina are all very familiar to us.

Less familiar, are the smaller, artisan, framebuilders that today as in the past produce frames of the highest quality in Italy. So, how about a Facebook LIKE for such a framebuilder from the Veneto region, Sarto Cycles at
Sarto is a small fifteen-person workshop near Venice (Venezia) which was founded by Antonio Sarto who traces his framebuilding history back to 1959. Today, the workshop, led by his son Enrico, produces 100% handmade frames, made completely in the Veneto.

The Sarto workshop:

Give a LIKE at for a small company working in the Italian tradition.

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  1. Enjoyed the video (and music). They are lovely bikes. A guy caught up with me the other day and when he passed I saw his Bottecchia 8avio, which I understand is built by Sarto. Very distinctive frame.

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  3. ANYONE building frames in Italy with their own hands (not just Torelli) is a hero to us! Buon lavoro! Larry thinks the pendulum will swing back a bit from having everything made in China at the lowest possible cost along with all the issues that come with it.