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Theory & practice


The frame of this bike was born on the banks of a lake in Trentino, where I went to have a look at how you build frames.

How you build good frames.

My intention was to learn and then imitate, always worse, the wizard that lives on the lake.

I then weld, under the sharp, easy going, amused, and sometimes horrified eye of the for mentioned wizard, who really knows what bikes are and compared to him my knowledge is the same as that of a smoked herring.

I understood there that I was beginning a new journey from scratch, once again. I know how to work on bikes, quite well actually but building a frame; oh, that is to do something completely different. You know it could be anything and yet you know it will become a bike. The words change, the aptitude changes, the utensils change. Only later will you use the materials you brought into your laboratory with passion and research. What you need to build a frame is other stuff, but also a profound knowledge of bike history, of their use, of the materials they are built of and of their behaviour under heat or cold. Knowing what roads they will race or stroll, understanding the habits of the biker that will use them.
And I’m absolutely sure to be only at the beginning of this journey.
A friend of mine is helping me out with this madness, and I have a undying debt with.

D’Aria is a Luigino Pista with slightly modified geometry compared to the track quotes, 74°.
The back arch is formed by three rays weld into the frame, to indicate the absolute indifference of the brakes, that cannot be mounted.

After having painted it, I scribbled with golden lead paste, like a child that I actually am when it comes to building frames.

Sorry for who is reading, however I believe the technical details are irrelevant. Because it’s a dream come true.

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