Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FAVALORO - artisan carbon continued

Above: Our new bike in tricolore livery

We just received these photos from Michele Favaloro in Italy via our friends at Albabici. We can only say BELLISSIMA, but of course we would say that, no? You can see her in the nude by clicking HERE

Above: Michele Favaloro's signature

After all, we did ask for a tricolore paint scheme similar to our current rental fleet. It's hard to see in the photo but they tell us the FAVALORO names on the frame were created by masking the clear-coated carbon (kind of a stencil in reverse) before painting, allowing the carbon fiber to show through. Pretty clever!

Above: Yes, a threaded (no creaks!) BB shell

We're thrilled so far and also thrilled to know that this bike will be debuted at an upcoming bike industry "Press Camp" as well as being featured at the 2017 North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show in Salt Lake City, UT.

The bike should be on its way soon to Albabici where the Campagnolo Potenza 11 groupset we ordered for it will be waiting. The components will be black, again to look similar to the groupsets on our current rental fleet. 

Larry will be attending the NAHBS 2017 to help present FAVALORO to the USA market and where this bike will be entered in the Best Campagnolo-equipped Bike category.

This project looks like it'll come close enough to our budget that (once we see it in-person and get a chance to ride it) we'll order more sizes with the idea of having them available for YOU to ride this season. Contact us for more details on prices, sizes, etc.

Meanwhile, if you'd like to have FAVALORO handcraft a bike for you, click HERE for more details.

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