G.S. Vallorani team rider and classic bike, 1973 Tirreno-Adriatico courtesy: Robert Haines

Robert Haines, from California, purchased a Custom Colour Cycling Cap from Red Dots Cycling to match his Vallorani frame. In fact, he plans to wear the new cap and ride his Vallorani in next month's Eroica California event. I have a love affair with Italian bicycles especially the vintage ones. It has to do with the craftsmanship, lug work, attention to detail and history. My 1987 Marinoni is my bike that I continue to ride. And, if I had the chance, I would go for another vintage Italian frame. 
I want to thank Robert for this insightful and rare look to the Italian Vallorani team frame!

Well, Vallorani is still something of a mystery. Bruno Vallorani was a fairly important person in the Italian cycling world since the '50s (the head of his state's division of the Italian Cycling Federation, a judge at races including the Giro d'Italia, etc.) He was a master mechanic and owned a C…


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