"Gino" was initially designed for pair acrobatics.
It was designed to give a reliable strength, to enable pair acrobatics skills that require confidence in your equipment (for both riders).
I tried to join all of the good things and none of the disadvantages, all in one single frame.
All the frames I went trough, before I decided to design my own, are worth a museum page on it's own!
Titanium was chosen for it's flexibility and strong joints.
It was not chosen to reduce some little amount of weight for pointless reasons
(in fact; the weight of this concept is sligtly higher than some other frames made out of aluminium-alloy).
In the future a variant with a less wide fork-crown might appear, meant for street, flatland and freestyle.
- CNC'ed flat top, with a lowered part for grip (with grip same as skateboards have)
- A slightly curved edge (providing comfort doing stand-up one with foot extended)
- Rounded edges (to prevent pain, and to prevent grabbing your pants sleeves)
- A second gasket (such as old track bicycles had, giving much more strength than tubes)
- 4 slim tubes for the fork (to become as flexible, making it less nervous to ride)
- All 5 tubes are welded with fixing moulds on both ends (providing a total accurateness of 0.01 mm)
- Ethical produced (without use of child-labor)
- Material tubes
- Grade 9 Ti (3Al-2.5V) from Poland
- Material lugs
- Grade 5 Ti (6Al-4V) from Poland
- Brushed or blashed
- Seat tube Ø
- 25.4 mm
- Bearing house size
- 25 × 37 × 10 mm - meant for
double row angular contact ball bearings
- 860 gram (measured with a 20" - incl. bolts / bearing housing / grip)
MSRP € TBD,- (expect something like € 1.250,- incl. 21% V.A.T. but excl. shipping and import taxes-)
This unicycle frame's name referers to one of the most iconic Italian bicycle racing legends,
who won editions of the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia before AND after WW2.
However, what -post-mortem- made him an even bigger hero, is that during WW2 he was
smuggling false documents inside his frame
and so helped to escape 800 jews. He was arrested twice, and survived one of Hitlers concentration camps.
The 2014 non-fiction movie
My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes
tells and shows that story.
If it was up to him, then he rather was recognized for simply his astonishing accomplishments in bicycling,
like his unequaled feat of winning three consecutive mountain stages in the 1948 Tour de France.
On and off the bicycle Gino was know as a real gentleman.
Bartali was a good climber and a pioneer of derailleur gears.