Saturday, November 10, 2007

Milan Bike Show, CRISP Titanium

A pleasant surprise was meeting Darren Crisp, an American that has been living and working in Castiglion Fiorentino near Florence, Italy, for 10 years. His passion for working with his hands and cycling put him on the path to framebuilding. He specializes in building with titanium (in grades 9 and 5, respectively 3AL/2.5V and 6AL/4V) and his bikes are jewels. Unfortunately, my photographs don't do them justice. A true "artigiani", all of his frames are custom made.

Darren's website is worth a visit:, and he can be contacted at

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